Verizon: response to my Blackberry service book

If you recall from an earlier post, I have had some issues with Verizon.  Today I received a response from them on my support call again after they pushed out the NFL app to everyones Blackberry service book.

Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless. As a reflection of my commitment to provide the best customer service possible, Unfortunately there isn’t a way to turn off automatic update on your blackberry. The phone is designed to receive automatic updates the only way not to receive automatic updates is to turn data off completely. By doing that you will not be able to utilize the full experience of the phone.If this continues to be an issue for you we do have other devices that doesnt not allow automatic updates.

If you have any further questions or concerns please call us at your earliest convenience from a landline phone at 1-800-922-0204 option 3 for technical support. You can also visit a Verizon Wireless store. To find the nearest location, please click on the following link:

We appreciate your business and thank you for using Verizon Wireless products and services.

MW Analyst Team

Well what are your thoughts on that?  I say fine if they are not going to turn off automatic updates to my phone then stop putting apps on my phone.  Again, I state that I understand that these are not the full app but app install links.  I would really be interested to hear what some technical folks have to say, is this not possible from the servers that VZW is running for their customers?

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