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LIVE: T-Mobile UnCarrier 4 Announcement [CES 2014]

Last night, we scooped at least one of T-Mobile’s announcements for this afternoon’s UnCarrier 4.0 event. Apparently, T-Mobile will introduce a program today at 12:30pm PST to pay off “your family’s termination fees when you trade in your devices.” While that is a major announcement for T-Mo, that may not be the only thing up their sleeves.

T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, has already been making serious headlines this week, after getting kicked out of a party that AT&T was hosting. He’s a very radical thinker in the mobile space, and has zero filter when it comes to speaking about the competition, so we are positive that he will have a few great quotes for us today. 

The event begins at 12:30pm PST, so be sure to join our live blog down below, where we will be providing pictures and color commentary of the event. As of right now, we don’t think there is a livestream of the event, but if there is, we will add it to the post.

  • Brady

    My question, tmobile pays you to come over, bit what is doing you from then just dropping their service since you’re off contract? Or did I miss something?

  • Caveman

    Was wondering how they were going to pay you so you can pay the ETF, found it after a few clicks:

    “When a customer gets their final bill from their previous carrier stating their ETF amounts and sends it to T-Mobile, they receive a prepaid MasterCard card equal to their ETF, with up to $350 per line, within 8 weeks.”

    8 weeks seem to be a long time, but I don’t think Verizon would do anything other than send a couple notices to pay up.

  • Very tempted to sell all my shares of Verizon now…

  • Caveman

    The actor Steve Buscemi’s could play the roll of John Legere….crazy eyes.

  • Caveman

    I hope there cell service is better than their ability to Livestream.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever


      • Caveman

        Hey I was only wrong once! And they must have heard me started to work as soon as I hit post.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          They are always watching

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    So up to $650.

    $350 For ETF and up to $300 for phone. Awesome.

  • MichaelFranz

    that redbull is why he is so hyper

  • WCM3

    I almost can’t take him seriously. I know he’s created positive changes in the industry, but a CEO shouldn’t act like this. It’s fun for sure, but not appropriate. He’s like a miley cyrus..

    • thislandisyourland

      Although I disagree for the most part, the fat joke was low.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Like Miley Cyrus? Hes acting like a trashy whore?

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Nice try AT&T.

      • WCM3


    • abqnm

      I can’t say I agree. What is public perception of the other 3 major carrier’s CEOs? Not that good. Stock holders may love them, but their customers don’t. It is nice to see a company that is real from the top down. The wireless industry is the most competitive market in the world right now yet most people hate their carriers. T-Mobile is actually changing that perception and it is actually working. If your customers like you, they will bring more customers and so on. And even more so if they feel they can relate to you. If your customers hate you, they will leave an make sure everyone knows about it.

  • Larry Bublitz

    While I really love his trashing of AT&T, I really hope AT&T and Tmo can be good, solid friends in the long term regarding roaming agreements. The latest batch of GSM unlocked phones that do both AT&T and TMobile LTE is exciting, and if you could float between both of their networks effortlessly on a $60 prepaid plan, that’d be wonderful!

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  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    I hope its enough, and ill switch immediately.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Livestream is on tmobile.com http://www.media-server.com/m/p/vvymoxcc

  • Ryan Dombroski
    • Is it streaming for you? Might be my network, but it is just on the Will Start Soon.

      Edit: Thanks guys! Just wanted to double check!

      • Maxim∑

        same for me, 3min late

      • Ryan Dombroski

        Nothing yet – Says Will Start Soon

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    John Legere is the f’n man.