Dearest Readers

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Dearest Tmonews readers, a number of you have taken note both publicly on the blog/forum and via email regarding the new ad content appearing on the site. Obviously this is of some concern to you considering ad content has been sparse and hardly intrusive. However, Tmonews has grown to the point, (thanks to all of you!) ad content is now a necessity in order to sustain the websites momentum. In order for us to continue to bring the best possible content, the very best groundbreaking news on T-mobile, I needs me some cash flow. 

Obviously we would prefer if T-mobile themselves were to show interest in advertising on Tmonews, but I tend to think they don’t particularly like what we do. Therefore, ads have to come from elsewhere and frankly, I’m not putting ads for Shamwow on the site. So while Sprint ads or the like may be particularly odd, they are there for good reason and I expect, no I hope that you, the readers, will understand why. However strange it may seem, they are there so I can continue to do what you expect of me.

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  • byounngg

    i understand money talks , need to make that paper

  • Tmobile4life

    You can’t put the ad elsewhere? I mean it’s right smack in the middle of the page.

  • LS1Xtreme

    I was just getting ready to blog about this in the circus when i was like let me check out the blog first…good thing i did…hate that it has to show S****t(can’t bring myself to say their name), but i understand completely…hopefully it can be moved somewhereless annoying(bottom, cough cough…in a small window, couch cough)…

  • t1 connect

    thats nothin. but right in the middle of the forums index page is like why….throw it to the side or something. but totally understandable gotta make that doe.

  • Elias

    David,

    No need to apologize. You’re running a great site, with great information. It costs money to run, so feel free to advertise as you can! (Especially in this economic environment.)

    Keep up the good work!

  • Russ

    It doesn’t bother me much. Guess I get used to it on most sites. I’d rather deal with the advertising then have the site not exist. It takes money to run these things so unless we’re all going to donate enough ourselves to David to keep things running then I fully understand the reason he needs to do this. Keep up the great work David you’ve got a useful thing going on here.

  • g_willi

    Um, sellout!

  • g_willi

    Actually, I don’t care… I use Adblock for Firefox anyway. :-P

  • tarus

    I appreciate what you do. If you don’t like it don’t read or follow. Good work. Keep it up!!!!!

  • J-Hop2o6

    *using FF3+adblockplus*

    what ads?? lol

  • http://www.tmonews.com tmobile2lyfe

    Not a prob. Completely understand.

  • TRobshi

    haha I was wondering why there were Sprint ads on here… seems like Sprint is essentially paying you to keep up a site promoting their competition…. strange but whatever

  • t1 connect

    lol @ that cat btw..

  • tato22

    ayy ill do the same so u go make yo gwap how ever u can and pluss tmobile knows about u guys most of the time they go by what u post alot of reps always say they go to this iste for inffo

  • http://www.startblue.net LJKelley

    Actually, if I know Google ads, your not paid unless someone clicks the Sprint advert. So in essence, you don’t get paid unless someone reading about T-Mobile is interested in leaving for Sprint and clicks the ad… and you wonder why T-Mobile has reservations.

    You do know that T-Mobile offers their own affiliate program, where you would get paid much more handsomely to refer people to T-Mobile?

  • Tmo Android

    Oh there’s ads now? I didn’t even notice, ad block ftw. Never understood why everyone doesn’t use it.

  • nick

    I suspect a lot of people are using adblock. Also, if you use dreamhost, you can offer a system that allows people to donate money directly to your bill. Of course, most news blogs probably don’t have a whole lot of people who donate.

  • jay

    the ads can be there, but we all know, the sprint ads wont get a click off this website lol

  • ChampagneDreams

    the ads dont bother me but at least the big one in the middle is gone.gotta make money somehow.

  • http://tmonews tara J

    all im gunna saY is LOL!!!!!

  • CallawayBomber

    It is what it is….The state of the economy that is

  • alt-mobile

    Yeah man no big deal at all…I mean you placed them pretty well if you ask me and it’s not like your site is COVERED with ads (i’ve seen some of those sites and that is really annoying)…

    Keep doing what you’re doing and bring us some good news about the Wing 2 please…I don’t know how much longer I can wait…

  • alt-mobile

    btw the cat is amazing…haha where do you find this stuff?

  • freeQwnC

    what are twitter updates?

  • WXman

    I think it’s funny that Sprint would advertise here and T-Mo won’t. I thought it was odd…glad to see I’m not the only one.

  • Deke218

    Dude! Put ads all over this sucker! Are these “complainers” putting money in your pocket? Offer a pay service that allows the payer to get rid of the ads. If these complainers don’t pay up then to heck with them.

    Hey T-Mobile doesn’t want to advertise on a pro T-Mobile forum then let the competition do it.

  • http://coast2coastrecruiting.blogspot.com/ Djsmellie

    get money

  • ZsaZsa

    I can’t believe people are complaining. Lordy.

    This website is free. You don’t want to read it, don’t. You do, you can deal with an ad. Stop whining and go get a job.

    Why would T-Mobile advertise here anyway? We’re all already T-Mo subscribers. Duh! The only companies who should advertise here are companies with something to sell to us – we already bought T-Mo’s product! Sprint, Verizon, or the phone companies like Nokia? Sure. But T-Mo would be stupid to advertise here.

  • ZsaZsa

    Also, the Sprint ads aren’t Google ads, you dumbasses. Do you see “ads by goooooooooooogle” in those ads? No, no you don’t. Frickin’ idiots.

  • David

    Nothing is set in stone right now, not the ads themselves or the placement, its all just beginning stages, testing stuff out.