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.