Work provided me a new smart phone recently, HTC One X model. Somehow, while using the GPS, I started a free trial of City ID, which is a pre-installed app. This app provides the city and state for your caller ID and GPS. Basically, not needed. I think the phone provider may already even do that.
After some googling, I see I can't remove pre-installed apps from Android phones without "rooting" the phone. It's not really my phone so I am leery of that. I force-stopped the app and disabled it, and asked my accounting group to check our bill to make sure nothing is charged.
This is a despicable business practice. Any kind of force-fed shovelware has always irritated me, especially with monthly fees. It is a small amount ($1.99 a month) but on many company phones can certainly add up. Has anyone else had experience with this?