T Mobile Apologizes for Android Notification Bar Advertisements and Removes Them

As we have previously reported, a photo taken by our friends over at TmoNews, showed that T-Mobile had sent out advertisements to some users’ Android based smartphones. An outcry broke out in several forums in what seemed to be T-Mobiles latest forage into mobile-based advertising. However, the issue has now come to a rest with T-Mobile clarifying the situation and stopping the advertisements.

According to the report by TmoNews, a T-Mobile spokesperson had sent them a statement stating that the carrier had discovered the cause of the Android notification bar ads and removed them. Apparently, the problem occurred during a recent software update, when a message to promote T-Mobile’s free VIP Zone was mistakenly sent to certain customers and it appeared on the notification bar of some of their Android devices.

After T-Mobile was made aware of their accident, the company worked to set everything in order, stopped the notifications and sent out a message to the public apologizing for the incident and bidding them a good weekend. Given that the issue took only 28 hours to resolve, T-Mobile does deserve some credit for their speed in handling the delicate situation not only with an apology but also with the stopping of the notifications.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones and was tagged with T-Mobile. The story was spotted on tmonews
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