I just spoke with T-mobile. They said the Handango icon will be standard moving forward on their Blackberries. He said it's not spam from handango or anyone else, but it was put there (today on my phone) by T-mobile who must have updated some file on my phone.
When I asked him if I could disable T-mobile from doing this in the future, he said no.
When I asked how frequently T-mobile would be adding these icons, he said they would never do it again.
When I asked if that was a promise, he said that it was.
I guess somehow this happened to me today because my employer got new e-mail server information that I needed to input on the bis.t-mobile.com . Somehow in that process this icon showed up. Bad first impression handango, very bad impression. They might make good products, but looking like adware the first time I see your name is not good marketing - and making me panic that's I've got some aggressive ad-virus on my beloved BB, even if irrational, is really bad PR
By the way, under options>advanced options>service book it is listed as "Virtual Preload Handan..." I deleted it. It's gone. Perhaps it will come back, and perhaps I will delete it again. For some reason, knowing it's a service whose icon is just hidden isn't good enough.