Bank of America joins Chase in dropping support for its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps

Bank of America joins Chase, drops support for its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps

Just recently, we brought you news that Chase bank was no longer supporting Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. According to Chase bank, only a few people used Windows Phone and it did not justify maintaining an app for that platform. Now, Bank of America (BofA) has jumped on board the anti-Windows Phone bandwagon.

“In early March 2015, we’ll no longer support this app for this device. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. You can access mobile banking with us through your browser. Just go to www.bankofamerica.com,” Bank of America states on their Windows Phone app listing page. The same message is listed on the Windows 8.1 app listing page.

The Bank of America app allows customers to easily deposit checks, initiate email and mobile transfers, receive alerts within the app as well as Live tile updates, and the ability to check balances, pay bills, and much more.

Bank of America suggests customers utilize the mobile banking site, or the Android/iOS apps instead — which by the way recently received updates. Bank of America is another major bank that has turned its back on Microsoft’s mobile operating system. As of March of this year, Chase will also no longer support their Windows Phone app and urges customers to utilize the mobile site instead.

No clear explanation was given by Bank of America, but one can easily put the pieces of the puzzle together. Clearly Bank of America feels the same way as Chase bank. Do you bank with BofA? How do you feel about this news? Let us know in the comments below. We’ve also attached download links to both BofA apps, in case you want to download them and enjoy before they expire in March.

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