T-Mobile sued for allegedly blocking pot-related texting

No way, dude! T-Mobile is being sued by a text message marketing company for allegedly blocking access to the T-Mobile network because of a client that provided information on medical marijuana.

Ez Texting filed the suit last week with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The company provides the infrastructure for the type of ad that asks consumers to text a specific word to a specific number to get more information on a product.

Ez Texting claims that last week, T-Mobile cut off access to its network after learning of an Ez client of which T-Mobile "did not approve": legalmarijuanadispensary.com, known as WeedMaps.

WeedMaps says on its website it is "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!" (Exclamation point theirs.)

The suit says T-Mobile pulled the plug despite Ez Texting informing the carrier that it had stopped providing its service to WeedMaps for fear of being shut out. The suit claims Ez Texting will go out of business if access to the T-Mobile network isn't restored.

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Patrick Mondoe

Should that be considered freedom of speech? Where do you draw the line? http://trumpia.com

October 27 2011 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply