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T-Mobile CEO John Legere T-Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to the limelight. He is a heavy user of Twitter (he has 1.74 million followers) and he absolutely loves to throw daggers at the competition — especially America’s two largest wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless and AT&T. But no matter how much Legere ribs the competition, they rarely engage him to trade insults so it’s often a one-way street (with the exception of a tiny spat with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure). However, that all changed this morning when Legere retweeted the following image out to his followers in an attempt to mock Verizon Wireless: Can you see us now @Verizon? Good. #AbolishOverages pic.twitter.com/VIdH9OyOUE... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is ticked off and with good reason. Experian, which just so happens to process credit applications for T-Mobile, reported today that it was hit with a massive database breach. Experian describes the incident as an “unauthorized acquisition of information from a server” that contained “some personally identifiable information for approximately 15 million [T-Mobile] customers.” So what information were these “unauthorized” people able to obtain? Well according to Experian, personally identifiable information including names, date of birth, and social security numbers were obtained. Other identifiable information such as driver license numbers were also slurped up. Luckily,... Read more...
Perhaps it says something about my smart aleck personality, but I continue to enjoy T-Mobile CEO John Legere's antics. Admittedly his brand of humor is an acquired taste, one that's detestable if you're on the receiving end, as evidenced by a Twitter spat between Legere and Sprint boss Marcelo Claure.earlier this summer. But it isn't Sprint that Legere is targeting, not today anyway, but Verizon and it's new logo.Verizon introduced its new logo on Wednesday. It's a simple logo -- Verizon's name with a red checkmark at the end -- and it's supposed to represent a "revitalized purpose of delivering the promise of a digital world." There's plenty of other hyperbole to go along with the simplified... Read more...
The word on the street is that T-Mobile has finally vaulted past Sprint to become the nation’s third largest wireless carrier. We’ll have to wait for Sprint’s quarterly figures to come in before T-Mobile CEO John Legere can gloat with reckless abandon, but until that time, the boys and gals in magenta are looking to pad their subscriber counts with a new Un-carrier Amped initiative. Coming hot on the heels of JUMP on Demand and Mobile Without Borders, T-Mobile has announced what it calls “The BEST family plan in wireless.” With T-Mobile’s new family plan, two people will each get their own 10GB 4G LTE data pool to draw from (the 10GB is not shared) for $100 a month. If you’d like to add an additional... Read more...
Sometimes it's better not to take the bait and get sucked into an Internet fight. Sprint boss Marcelo Claure is learning that the hard way after being drawn into battle with T-Mobile CEO John Legere on what can be considered his home field -- Twitter. If you're at all familiar with Legere, you know he loves to use Twitter to poke fun at rival wireless carriers, and he's turned himself into a bit of a rockstar using social media. We already covered the details leading up to this point, but to quickly recap, Sprint recently announced a new "All-In" unlimited phone plan designed to simplify everything by offering an entire package -- phone lease and all -- for $80 per month. The advertisement for... Read more...
It was pretty much a given that an Internet fight would eventually break out between T-Mobile's outspoken CEO John Legere and whoever would be the first to get fed up with his inflammatory comments. The lucky 'winner' ended up being Sprint boss Marcelo Claure, who ripped off a series of Twitter posts blasting Legere and his "uncarrier bulls**t." The tiff seemingly started when Legere posted a condescending tweet about Sprint's new All-In unlimited plan followed by the hashtag #SprintLikeHell. He wrote, "I give credit to Sprint for swinging the bat when they do -- but All-In is a swing and a miss guys!!." Apparently that was the tweet that broke the... Read more...
T-Mobile is well known to general consumers for its wildly popular Un-carrier promotions and in tech circles for its potty mouthed and pompous CEO, John Legere. Both of those facets of T-Mobile were on display today with the introduction of a reinvigorated Un-carrier Amped initiative. And the first promotion that will launch under Un-carrier Amped this summer is the incredibly intriguing JUMP! On Demand smartphone leasing program. JUMP! On Demand allows you to upgrade your smartphone any time you want. There are no additional upfront costs or even taxes to fork over (as long as you have good credit) if you to upgrade to a new smartphone; you only have to trade in your existing device. And more... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a bit of an acquired taste. Think of beer -- most people either love a good bottle of suds or find it repulsive. So it goes with Legere, though no matter which side of the fence you fall on, credit the outspoken chief with shaking up the wireless industry. His latest antic? Shaming competing carriers into eliminating the practice of overage fees. More than just lip service, T-Mobile practiced what it's currently preaching a year ago when Legere announced the end of overage fees on his own network, and then followed suit with a Change.org petition to get other carriers to follow his company's lead. "Overage fees are flat out wrong," Legere stated in the petition. "Agree... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been relentless in his quest to displace Sprint as America’s third-place wireless carrier. The boys in magenta were able to add 2.1 million customers during Q4 and a total of 8.3 for calendar year 2014. T-Mobile’s Un-carrier initiatives have taken the wind out of its competitors’ sails, with Sprint being the biggest loser. However, Sprint isn’t just gonna roll over and let Legere pelt it with insults on a regular basis; the company is fighting back with a new data plan aimed at retaining its current customers and drawing in new ones. Sprint is introducing a $90, 12GB plan that it calls “the best family share plan available among all the national carriers.” With the... Read more...
T-Mobile is at it once again, and this time the company has unveiled its new SCORE! program which will cost its customers $5 per month and launches today. What does that $5 get you? Well, I’m glad you asked. T-Mobile says that after 6 months (and $30 into the program), you’ll be able to nab a “budget” smartphone for free. Once you’ve been in the program for 12 months, you’ll be able to receive a steeper discount on any 4G LTE smartphone in T-Mobile’s arsenal. “SCORE! is a radically new Un-carrier approach to locking in lower costs on your next smartphone,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “And, it’s yet another breakthrough improvement over the old-school carriers’ restrictive service contracts,... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has made it a point to attack industry heavyweights like AT&T and Verizon on a regular basis, often with profanity and inflammatory language. T-Mobile’s various “Uncarrier” initiatives have been designed to siphon off customers from its larger rivals, and 2014 proved to be especially fruitful, as the company was able to add 8.4 million customers. More recently, Legere has made it a point to go directly after Sprint’s third place position in the U.S. wireless market. While T-Mobile fell short of securing the third place spot during 2014, it is starting off 2015 with yet another promotion that reminds of the line often repeated by so many used car dealership: “Bad credit?... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere made it his mission last year to knock Sprint of its perch as America’s third-largest wireless carrier. Legere made his proclamation at the beginning of August and despite a huge 2014 for T-Mobile, with over 8 million customers adds during the year, it wasn’t enough to overtake Sprint. However, Legere and company are looking once again to kneecap Sprint during 2015, and a new, rather unorthodox promotion just may be the ticker to secure customers that might have otherwise passed T-Mobile by when looking for a wireless carrier. According to Legere, 63 percent of Americans have “less than the perfect credit score” and often don’t qualify for carrier promotions that... Read more...
T-Mobile has been on a winning streak for the past year. Lead by the brash CEO John Legere, the “Uncarrier” added 8.3 million customers during 2014 and has launched a number of initiatives — including Data Stash and cut-rate unlimited LTE data plans — to battle larger competitors like Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Legere even made it a point to specifically target Sprint, saying that T-Mobile would overtake its bitter rival to grab third place among wireless carriers. Unfortunately for T-Mobile, Sprint retained its third place position, and Legere will have to try again during 2015. T-Mobile US’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, had hoped that there wouldn’t need to be a bitter fight between... Read more...
During T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 announcement held last month, John Legere introduced the Data Stash program which allows customers to rollover unused data from month-to-month. T-Mobile even sweetened the deal by adding 10GB of data into customers’ Data Stash for free to get them started. We knew it wouldn’t be long before T-Mobile’s larger competitors would come swimming along, and AT&T is the first to take the bait. AT&T announced this morning that it too will offer rollover data, but it is much more limited compared to T-Mobile’s Data Stash. While T-Mobile’s Data Stash will allow you to rollover unused data month-to-month, for up to a year, AT&T will only allow you to rollover... Read more...
T-Mobile boss John Legere has never found himself at a loss of words, and love him or hate him, you have to appreciate the fact that he speaks his mind. It's a double-edged sword, as he can sometimes say foolish things, but we'll take that over the canned responses that PR people are known for giving. As we embark on a new year, it doesn't look like Legere will change his strategy of saying anything and everything that comes to mind, and though this is just the first day of 2015, he's already given us plenty to quote, including his take on the Apple Watch. "I love what Jawbone, Fitbit, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and others are doing in the wearables space. But we haven’t begun to see the potential... Read more...
It seems as though whenever John Legere opens his mouth, it's a newsworthy occasion. The outspoken Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile isn't known for pulling punches, though he's certainly prone to taking jabs at the competition, as he's done time and again. However, his latest tirade isn't against Sprint or any other wireless carrier, but the notion that Apple's iPhone 6 Plus suffers a design flaw that makes it prone to bending. The whole bendgate thing? According to Legere, it's "horses***. I mean, come on, what the f*** did you need to see," Legere said while speaking at the GeekWire Summit when the topic turned to the iPhone 6 Plus. If there's a specific target to his latest tirade, it's... Read more...
Watching T-Mobile chief John Legere handle business in the public eye is a lot like watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time -- you're caught off guard by silly shenanigans time and again and bouts of hysterical lunacy. Mind you, we're not saying Legere is a lunatic, and a look at T-Mobile's performance in recent quarters makes a strong argument that there's a method to his madness. Hell, we're just content to enjoy the wild ride, which at the moment is coming at the expense of Sprint. Let's back up a moment. Back in June, Sprint, the nation's third largest wireless carrier, reportedly agreed to T-Mobile's $32 billion asking price to acquire the the fourth largest wireless... Read more...
Possessing the gift of gab is one thing, but only a handful of CEOs in charge of major companies are willing to speak candidly, even when it means offending rival firms. T-Mobile chief John Legere is one of them and now that Sprint has backed out of merger talks, the spunky CEO is right back at it with a string of silly (albeit amusing) taunts. "Is Sprint a melting ice cube? Looks like it to me. Join the cool brand now!," Legere posted to Twitter. In yet another post, he keeps the taunts coming -- "Join T-Mobile now and jump off the Sprint bus before it crashes." You get the vibe that Legere feels like a scorned ex-lover in the deal that never materialized, but while he might be disappointed... Read more...
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