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T-Mobile to Kill Off Premium SMS Programs

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Nov 21, 2013, 4:52 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

T-Mobile today said that it will "terminate all billing for premium SMS, except for charitable and political giving" as soon as feasible. The move is a response to customer complaints about the fraudulent billing practices of some premium SMS providers. T-Mobile says it has already ceased doing business with one of the largest such companies. This change does not impact T-Mobile's standard SMS service, nor does it affect purchases made via SMS through device marketplaces or applications. T-Mobile customers who believe they've been charged inappropriately for premium SMS services can request a refund from T-Mobile.

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bluecoyote

Nov 23, 2013, 8:29 PM

THIS WILL CAUSE A LOSS IN CUSTOMERS FOR TMOBILE -> TAKING MY BUSINESS TO CRICKET

EVERYONE KNOWS HOW AWESOME GETTING THE LATEST APPS AND JOKES DELIVERED TO YOUR PHONE IS, PLUS THIS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING INFLUENTIAL POP CULTURE SUCH AS

-CRAZY FROG
-GUMMY BEAR
-JAMSTER
DarkStar

Nov 22, 2013, 4:10 PM

Umm... Eric

So did AT&T and Sprint.
Did ATT and Sprint also announce this today? Eric did not say that T-Mobile was the only one that stopped supporting premium SMS It was just said that today T-Mobile announced that they stopped...So, really ATT and Sprint aren't even relevant to wha...
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Globhead

Nov 21, 2013, 8:23 PM

Finally!

Awesome. This was always a shady billing model.

I can't help but wonder if some cosmic rift caused both this and the death of Sylvia Browne in the same week. Maybe tomorrow the post office will stop offering discount postage for junk mailers.
 
 
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