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T-Mobile apologizes for ads in Android notification area, fixes the issue
theverge.com  2012-03-30 20:56:05
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Recently, T-Mobile's "My Account" app on some of its Android handset started pushing ads into the notification area. This obviously was the cause of much consternation — wholly justified as the app is generally included on-device and can't be easily uninstalled. Luckily, T-Mobile acted relatively swiftly to remove the ad notifications — though the company chalked their existence up to a "mistake" rather than a conscious effort to push its "VIP Zone" loyalty program, which offers prizes and discounts to customers. Just as importantly, the company apologized in a statement to TmoNews

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...

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