A T-Mobile spokesperson just dropped the following statement into my inbox, advising customers they have discovered the cause of the Android notification bar advertisements and removed them. T-Mobile apologizes for the inconvenience and hopes we can all move on and have a nice weekend. Our story is just about 28 hours old, so we have to give the folks at Magenta some credit for a swift reaction to their customer concerns.
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.