Change.org, why are you emailing me about a petition started by T-Mobile that is really obviously part of their current promotional stunt? IDK like have a couple standards or something
I realize that change.org is pretty open in what gets posted there but there has to be some standard because that really shouldn’t be a vehicle for giant corporations to promote themselves in a space that’s supposed to be for social change etc. they’re not really really petitioning nobly to “give back your money,” they’re just looking for a way to gain a larger market share so they can take more.
considering that emailing is one of the main ways people can get additional coverage for their campaigns on change.org, if multi-million dollar corporations can essentially use it as an ad platform the cost of using that is going to rise so high that only corporations can use it….
Whoa, that’s a little gross, even if I agree that overage fees are bullshit. I imagine someone connected to T-Mobile paid to have this petition promoted via email… but it could have been just via “donation.” When you sign a petition, there’s a popup after that asks you for a donation to “show the petition to potential sponsors.” I believe it’s one of the site’s main sources of revenue, which they have to have to keep running legitimate petitions… but it seems like it’s being abused.
The emails are generated automatically, I believe… so the people running the site might not even realize anything funny was happening. Have you contacted the site’s support staff about it?
It was even started by John Legere… the CEO of T-Mobile. Wow. I haven’t gotten an email about this one, and I use Change all the time, so I’m just a little floored by the brazenness of it.
I guess I focused on email a bit since it’s how i got it, but I have an issue with them being there in general. I’ll send change a message if I can find a place to send it to.
i really doubt anyone else would have paid for this like… I’m sure people would be excited about less charges but who gets excited by paying the company??
also worth noting that it’s not like you can just go over and nothing happens — your phone gets slower and slower unless you pay for extra data. so at least it’s not a surprise charge. but for a lot of people it’ll just, you know, not be a surprise. but still a charge