T-Mobile Slapped With Class Action Suit
T-Mobile subscribers have filed a class action lawsuit against the company over charges for unwanted text messages. The lawsuit contends that T-Mobile does not allow customers to prevent text messages from being sent or received from their mobile phones, and charges the customers for messages even if the customer doesn't want them. One of the litigants claims T-Mobile refused to turn off the text messaging feature on her phone. T-Mobile didn't respond to the lawsuit. Sprint and Verizon Wireless allow customers to disable text messaging features.
AT&T Customers Will Be Able to Send Text Messages via Amazon Echo
The AT&T Send Message Skill, set to be made available on November 19, will let AT&T customers send text messages by asking their Amazon Echo to do it for them. The skill we be added to the Amazon Alexa application (for Android and iOS).
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Text Message Lawsuit Against Yahoo Hits Class Action Status
A Chicago judge on Monday said Yahoo must face a class action lawsuit for sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint customers in 2013. The company was sued by customers who felt automated "welcome" messages tied to Yahoo Messenger amounted to unwanted advertising and violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Text Request Lets People Text Businesses Rather Than Call
Text Request, a Tennessee-based startup, firmly believes that consumers would prefer to send text messages to businesses rather than call them. The company this week launched a service that allows businesses to accept and respond to customer queries via text messages.
Twitter Sued for Reading Direct Messages
Lawyers in California have filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter alleging that the social network reads private messages sent between users. Specifically, the lawsuit complains Twitter "surreptitiously eavesdrops on its users' private direct message communications.
Now THIS lawsuit has some merit
If you can't block the feature, it should either be free, or every customer should get even 10-20 free messages a month just to cover incidentals, unwanted messages, and spam.
I have only offered a few suggestions
1) Tell the people texting not to text
2) make the peop...
IF U GT SPAMED, ITS BC UR DUM
I MEAN... COME ON, U GT IN A WEB PAGE AND U PUT IN URE EMAIL... NEXT THING U KNOW U HAVE TO OPEN A NEW E-MAIL ACCT BC U ARE B-ING OVER POLUTED WITH SPAM MAIL...
ITS THE SAME THING W/SMS
ITS NOT THE PROVIDERS FAULT ...
I am one who does believe a lot of these messaging scams should be made illegal caus...
I personally would love to see a CAL that requires carriers to give free incoming...
TEXTING = LAME
I say we should go back to smoke signals, but then the EPA and Kyoto protocol would want to nail us for contributing to global warming.
Maybe i should purchase T Mobile
I love People who whine
AT&T lets customers block text messaging
If people are getting spam then they need to stop adding there mobile number to all the webs they go to. And if they are getting daily jokes or ringtones and such they should have not watched that commercial and sent the first text.
As you kids, not T-Mobiles fault your kids dont listen to you. Get a handle on them and if they wont stop take away phone, or add 9.99 feature for unlimited text instead of whinning about hundreds dollars in overage.
Useless lawsuits just hurt everyone. Man another stupid lawsuit I need to pay for... For what so yo...
i.e., only allow text messages from those on the customers phone book. It is a necessary evolution in the ...
I dont think people are seeing eye to eye...
are we the only carrier not in any trouble?...yes!
Give us time - the year is still young
Did't T-Mobile got sued for something else recently and lost?
If i get a phone call from a number i don't recoqnize, i don't answer. Maybe there should be a system that only if you open and read the message then you get charged. BUT WHATEVER. I have a messaging plan and i an not even close to my limit, so does not affect me.