T-Mobile apologizes and removes ads from notification bar

T-Mobile apologizes and removes ads from notification bar
Never underestimate the power of the media. On Friday afternoon, we told you that some of  T-Mobile's Android toting customers were receiving ads in their notification bar. By late Friday evening, the carrier was saying that it was all a mistake and that it has corrected the problem. Additionally, the nation's fourth largest carrier apologized "for the inconvenience."

So we have to give kudos to T-Mobile for the speed at which the carrier saw what was going on, figured out what caused the problem, and made the necessary correction. For all of you T-Mobile customers who were upset about having to read an advertisement on their notification bar, you shouldn't be seeing them anymore.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews



1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Aw, I thought you were gonna say Schwartz.

12. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.

2. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

nice try t mobile

3. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

I guess the notification bar is for important information and people were upset that it was being polluted with garbage. Oh well, maybe their next projects to place advertising on people's windshields while driving or to interrupt 911 calls to hear ads will be more successful.

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Remember that op-ed that T-Mobile Employee did a week or so ago...starting to add up...

4. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

riiiiight jabberwocky, because the inconvenience of an ad in the drop notifications is the same as hindering someone's life right? grow up peter pan

7. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Typical T-Mobile rep/employee response. Someone is too blind to see lulz.

13. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

From a notifications perspective, it really is closer to this than you think. Having information in my notifications bar that I do not prioritize as important or at times when no other activity I deem important is seeking my attention doesn't just dilute the conceptual purity of the notification bar, it literally obliterates it. Without that purity, the feature loses all value, like a cry for help from the boy who cried "Wolf!". What if your phone rang even when nobody was calling you?

5. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Anyone else with att geting them? I have been getting ads for three days now on my phone.

8. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Used to, then realized it was coming from a live wallpaper I downloaded from the Google Play store. Download Addons Detector and it will tell you what app it is.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I occasionally get ads in the notification bar on my Sprint phone. It's not that big of a deal though, mainly because I just hit the clear button and it goes away and because it doesn't happen too often.

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Maybe if you, phone arena, looked at your very own sources you posted on the previous article, you would have already known they said they fixed the problem. Don't be in such a rush to push out articles.

10. gundamexia450

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

I f**kin got porn ad when I was playin fruit ninja. thx alot, tmobile

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