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T-Mobile Pulls Unwanted Ads From Notification Area

by Brandon Russell | March 31, 2012March 31, 2012 10:00 am PST

T-Mobile notification adsT-Mobile’s “My Account” app for Android is now ad free. A day after attention was drawn to the issue around the Internet, T-Mobile has responded by saying its VIP Zone ads were merely a “mistake,” though that sounds like a load of crock to us. Still, give the carrier credit for amending the problem quickly by removing the notifications from the pull down menu. Here’s T-Mobile’s statement in full:

During a recent software update, a message to promote T-Mobile’s free VIP Zone was mistakenly sent to certain customers and appeared on the notification bar for some Android devices. After T-Mobile was made aware of this mistake, the company stopped the notifications. T-Mobile apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused customers.

Hopefully that’s lesson learned, and hopefully this doesn’t become a “thing” for carriers. If it does, the least carriers can do is allow customers to opt out, or perhaps have a lowered monthly bill for putting up with the unwanted advertisements.

[via Tmo News]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...