Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search ? The Register If anybody has seen this, it seems that Verizon (non-Android) customers using smartphones (Blackberries seem to be affected) are now being forced to search via Bing.com in their browsers "go" bar. This wouldn't be so bad if it was Bing over Google, but it seems like they have also removed the ability to search non-search engine websites such as Wikipedia. Ya, I know they can still do it from the browser, but it's a pretty crappy thing to force on people without their knowledge or consent. I know our search is basically all Google, but that's what you expect from a Google phone.