What a big bill you have - T-Mobile customers get unexpected porn

5 November 2009

It's not fair, dammit, it's discrimination. While T-Mobile customers in this country have to put up with shoddy treatment over international roaming, in the US folks are getting free porn. Where's the justice?

People logging in to view their bill on T-Mobile's site have been suffering slack-jaws - and not because of the call charges. A feature called MobileLife highlights images taken by the customer, but it seems there are occasions when the images don't belong to the individual:

Bitterwallet - porn from T-Mobile

Page 3-style titillation is one thing, but after the Consumerist asked if anybody had further examples, things got a lot, lot worse (the images have been censored by the Consumerist for safe viewing, although you may still be sick in your own mouth):

Bitterwallet - porn from T-Mobile 2

Bitterwallet - porn from T-Mobile 3

Now imagine the worst possible scenario in which porn could be discovered on your phone, and...:

"I have a company supplied T-Mobile blackberry. Very unfortunately, when my phone wasn't working, one of the women in our IT department went to my T-Mobile account page to correct the issue and found a very graphic and clear picture of a woman's breasts. It created a terrible situation. No one – and I mean NO ONE - would believe me when I told them that I did not take the photo, nor did I put it there. I finally had to just drop it because the more I insisted that it wasn't mine, the more guilty I sounded. The problem here is that I am the head of the Human Resources Department. I wish it had turned out to be a funny situation, but it didn't take that path. For many other people, this could be humorous. In my situation, it wasn't."

And in an entirely unsurprising development, T-Mobile stated the matter was nothing to do with them whatsoever and they weren't at fault, claiming customers had left their handset unattended and somebody else had uploaded the photos, or that somebody previously owned the same mobile number and they'd taken the photos - the story changed depending on how impossible the previous excuse was proven to be.

[Consumerist]

2 comments

  • TeflonMan
    Porn? ... What porn?? I see but wildlife: a cat, some birds, and a whale ...
  • hippy
    I'm Thinking of joining T-mobile so i can get onto MobileLife. Looks a fun place to be! Crappy Orange dont give me naked pics in emails!!!! I better start working on my naked poses!

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