T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn’t just content with passing Sprint to become America’s third largest wireless carrier. Legere is looking to kick dirt in Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure’s face and give him a purple nurple for good measure.
Legere wants Sprint customers to jump on a winning team, so he is offering them an extra $200 — something that it is not offering to AT&T or Verizon Wireless customers — to switch to T-Mobile. In Legere’s words, he’s hoping to “brighten the holidays for Sprint customers.”
The $200 comes in the form of a bill credit for each Sprint line that is transferred to the Un-carrier. You’ll need to sign up for one of T-Mobile’s postpaid Simple Choice plans, and the the offer is being extended to Sprint subsidiaries including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere
“I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there,” bragged Legere. “Those poor people have put up with the nation’s slowest and smallest LTE network, and their carrier throwing out a deal-of-the-month for everyone except them.
“We know Sprint’s customers love T-Mobile when they switch, so this holiday season, we’re taking away every barrier and cost to coming over to the Un-carrier and America’s fastest 4G LTE network. Happy holidays!”
We should also note that the $200 offer is in addition to T-Mobile’s Carrier Freedom, which pays up to $650 per line to cover early termination fees and paying off the balance of your current smartphone.
T-Mobile’s “gift” for Sprint customers begins on November 26th and is the latest in a line of recent promotions that the company is offering. Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced special holiday promotion that gives Simple Choice customers three months of free unlimited 4G LTE service.
And on November 10th, T-Mobile doubled the amount of data available to select rate plans while also introducing a new Binge On feature that allows you to stream Netflix, Hulu and other content without eating into your monthly data allotment at the expense of reducing video quality to 480p.