T-Mobile is cracking down on spam and illegal content sent over its network by third-party messaging vendors. Starting today, January 1, 2024, these vendors could face fines as high as $2,000 for violations. The move aims to curb the growing problem of spam and harmful messages that have plagued text messaging services in recent years.
T-Mobile’s new terms of service apply only to third-party messaging vendors who send unlawful or unauthorized commercial mass messaging campaigns. These vendors will be penalized if the content they send does not meet the standards set by T-Mobile’s code of conduct, aligning with federal and state laws. The fines are tiered, with the most severe penalties reserved for activities like phishing, smishing, and social engineering. Other violations, including the promotion of illegal content, will also incur fines.
For regular T-Mobile users, this development is good news, as it signifies the company’s commitment to protecting consumers from illegal and illicit content. It’s important to note that everyday calls, texts, and data usage by individual consumers are not affected by these fines……….[read more]
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