I bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 mobile phone last month and it came pre-installed with the Optus proprietary applications and other software. I bought this from www.gadgetsonline.co.nz and while I am happy about the price and service I am getting more and more annoyed by the Optus rubbish on my phone. Optus is not even a mobile service provider in NZ - it is an Australian provider. The Optus software is highjacking my Facebook access (I get regular warning messages), cluttering up my apps folder and burning up my power and storage and just generally get in the way of my easily using the phone.
Has anyone else had this issue and have they found a way of removing this stuff? Everyhting I have Googled has left me in some doubt as to whether 'rooting' my phone to get rid of it is safe and/or straight-forward. So, does anyone have a straightforward and safe method of getting the Optus stuff off my mobile. And, unrelated, why is the typeface on this website so damn small, the smallest I have ever had to deal with - thats annoying me at the moment as well