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Carrier name in status bar of Moto G


I've had my Moto G for about a month now. I think this is a great phone for the price, but there is one thing that REALLY irks me -- the carrier name displayed in the status bar. Not only is this useless, but it clutters up the status bar and takes away precious space. You may think "Koodo" is not too bad, but I did some international travel with this phone, and some carrier names in other countries are much longer than "Koodo". I've done some Googling on this issue, and the only solution I have read about is to root the phone and apply some special software to hide the carrier name. I am sure Motorola can do better, but they seem to be citing legal obligations for displaying the carrier name which I don't buy. I downgraded from a Nexus 4 to the Moto G because the Moto G has a better screen (lower resolution but better quality), better aspect ratio, and most importantly, has an FM radio (something that I actually need). However, this hijacking of the status bar is making me consider going back to my Nexus 4. Can someone offer any help on this topic?

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Check out an app in the playstore called "status bar +", from what I remember you can get rid of the carrier name but I may be wrong I haven't used it in awhile. Here's a link to the app.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tombarrasso.android.wp7barfree
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Check out an app in the playstore called "status bar +", from what I remember you can get rid of ...

Thanks Paul. Just tried it, but the app doesn't seem to work on Kitkat.
Never understood why carriers try to put their name in the status bar for Android phones. It's in the notification shade for a reason.
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Eric Kim wrote:

Never understood why carriers try to put their name in the status bar for Android phones. It's in...

It's not the carrier; it's the phone programming. It's not there on my HTC One, nor was it on my G2, Nexus 4, or S III. I think it's only on the Moto G from what I can tell.

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