follow us on

join us on

T-Mobile has landed themselves in trouble after a text company filed a lawsuit for having their messages about medical marijuana blocked. If you want to receive messages about legal highs maybe you should recycle your mobile and switch to a network that doesn’t filter so much.

The US company EZ Texting sends SMS messages from a number of business, including LegalMarijuanaDispensary.com, but according to a filed suit in the US District Court the phone operator blocked the message on 10th September as it “did not approve”.

Otherwise known as WeedMaps.com, the website describes itself as "a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to freely discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors and delivery services." According to the lawsuit, EZ Texting is being "irreparably damaged in its business because of the blocking by T-Mobile....The thousands of EZ Texting's customers — which include both for-profit businesses and non-profit organisations — that rely on EZ Texting's short code (which is akin to a telephone number for text messages) cannot be reached by T-Mobile's cell phone users, nor can those businesses and non-profits reach T-Mobile's cell phone users.”

T-Mobile have retaliated though, releasing a statement to msnbc.com saying: "Each carrier has a process to ensure that content providers like EZ Texting follow the Mobile Marketing Association’s U.S. Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Programs, as well as other regulations applicable to the mobile content business."

It said it had found that EZ Texting “had not followed this process for WeedMaps” and subsequently turned off the short code that EZ Texting was using for these services. They added: "The content of the WeedMaps service simply had nothing to do with T-Mobile’s decision.”

So if you want to sell your mobile phone to get texts about medicinal marijuana, EZ Texting would probably recommend you don’t opt for T-Mobile.

Tags / Keywords

marijuana | t-mobile | EZ texting

Actions: E-mail   |  

Latest News