You folks remember how T-Mobile cleverly placed ads in its notification bar? Well, most folks didn’t take too kindly to seeing advertisements in that fashion, so they took to the streets— err, the internet. T-Mo has since deployed its damage control unit and PR team and released an official statement by email and a spokesperson highlighting the advertisement was a snafu and apologized for the inconvenience. Here’s the exact statement from T-Mo:
“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“
Well there you have it. It was all a misunderstanding everyone. It’s OK T-Mo— we all make mistakes every now and then. Let’s just hope T-Mo’s oopsie doesn’t cause a trend for other companies to start advertising in our sacred notification bars.