Ambiguity Over SMS Regulation At The Heart Of T-Mobile, EZ Texting Lawsuit

More information about the T-Mobile/EZ Texting lawsuit filed last Friday is emerging after T-Mobile had its say in a court briefing on Wednesday. T-Mobile argues that text-messaging services are not subject to the same regulations as voice services, therefore it has full discretion over what it can block and for what reasons.  The carrier said it blocked EZ…

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EZ Texting Responds To T-Mobile Statement Over SMS Lawsuit

Earlier today, we covered T-Mobile’s long-overdue response to EZ Texting’s lawsuit filed last Friday over the blockage of SMS messages on the T-Mobile network.  In short, T-Mobile blames EZ Texting for not following pre-defined “processes” as defined by the MMA’s U.S. Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Programs. Shortly thereafter, EZ Texting fired…

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T-Mobile Issues Statement On SMS Lawsuit, Says EZ Texting Didn’t Follow The Rules

There’s an interesting turn of events in relation to EZ Texting’s lawsuit against T-Mobile for blocking its short code.  It seems EZ Texting may have not been following the rules, according to a statement finally issued by T-Mobile. It was just reported by IntoMobile that T-Mobile sent them the following statement via email: “T-Mobile believes…

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Surrounding The T-Mobile Fiasco, Consumers Now Encouraged To Ask FCC To Protect SMS

With all the news surrounding T-Mobile recently, increased attention has been raised regarding SMS and carrier’s control of the medium.  Public interest groups and mobile service providers are heeding the opportunity to drive awareness of the practices taking place surrounding text messaging and the carriers they flow through. One such public interest group, Washington DC-based…

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EZ Texting Files Lawsuit Against T-Mobile For Complete Block Of SMS Messages

Mobile marketing provider EZ Texting has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile after the carrier blocked all SMS messages originating from the company. The lawsuit stems from a relationship between EZ Texting and WeedMaps.com, a website dedicated to helping users find legal medical marijuana dispensaries in California.  WeedMaps.com had partnered with EZ Texting to distribute opt-in…

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Mobile Marketing Association Issues Non-Response To T-Mobile SMS Price Hike

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has received several inquiries asking for its stance on the situation surrounding T-Mobile’s SMS price increase and its implications, and has finally issued a response….sort of. When asked for comment, the MMA keeps things short and sweet, saying;  “The MMA is not going to comment or take a position on…

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Twitter, Facebook Safe From T-Mobile SMS Price Hike, Aggregators/Service Providers Not

We’ve heard a lot from service providers and others affected by T-Mobile’s SMS price increase, but we haven’t heard much from T-Mobile itself. It was reported today that T-Mobile has issued slight clarification to its actions, saying “the move affects only the messaging aggregators that serve as a kind of middleman between businesses and carriers.”…

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