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Hnascar881977
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-29-2010
My Device: blackberry storm2 9550

bing

I have the BB 9550 storm 2. It has bing as the default search engine and I don't like it. Is there a way to change it to google? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
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cortecds
Posts: 296
Registered: ‎01-16-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: bing

From the browser click the black berry button on the phone.

Choose options -> Default Search Provider

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enzo_mmx
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎12-01-2008
My Device: Bold 9930

Re: bing


cortecds wrote:

From the browser click the black berry button on the phone.

Choose options -> Default Search Provider


 

...AND when I look there my only choice is Bing what the heck do i do?!?!?  Is there any fix out there so I can get back my Google, Wiki, etc???

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,794
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: bing

 


enzo_mmx wrote:

cortecds wrote:

From the browser click the black berry button on the phone.

Choose options -> Default Search Provider


 

...AND when I look there my only choice is Bing what the heck do i do?!?!?  Is there any fix out there so I can get back my Google, Wiki, etc???


 

Hello,

 

 

There are several threads throughout these forums about BING being forced onto users BBs. The consensus seems to be that this is something the carriers (especially VZW, it seems) are doing...and, from all that anyone can tell, they are completely within their rights (per their contract with you) to do so. What it seems happens is that they (the carrier) push out a teaser icon for BING. Once you select and install it, your previous choices for search provider are overridden and you are forced to use BING and only BING. And I can't recall a single post where someone figured out how to fall back.

 

For me, when that icon arrived, I never selected it and hid it away. And I still have all of my prior search providers available to me. But, those who report to have selected the icon report further to be forced to use BING with no fallback available.

 

But, again, the carriers seem to be within their rights to do this...so complaints should go to them.

 

Best!


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