As you all know by now, Sprint introduced a new plan this week called “All-In” that’s basically them trying to usher back in the subsidy model of wireless carrier pricing. They bundle the price of a phone with service, just like wireless carriers have done for years but are now moving far away from. Of course, leave it to Sprint to try and re-invent subsidies when no one wants them. Not only that, but the plan included this insanely offensive and quite sneaky video streaming data “limitation” that they have already (sort of) backed away from. It’s mostly a mess of a smartphone plan that also includes a human being having to deal with Sprint’s network on a day-to-day basis.
To make matters more comical, T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter yesterday to share his thoughts on the plan. He, as you could have guessed, thinks it’s a “miss” and that you should all #sprintlikehell from it. Again, shocker, John Legere is talking sh*t about a competitor. That’s not the story here.
This became a hilarious piece of news when Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure actually responded to Legere’s Tweet in full meltdown mode. Here, take a look. (more…)
This morning, the press events keep on coming. Now, T-Mobile is about to kick off its Un-carrier 9 event in NYC, detailing how the company is “rewriting the rules of wireless.” (more…)
T-Mobile continues to post growing numbers in its latest Q4 and Yearly earnings report, bringing in 2.1 million net customers in the Fourth Quarter alone. In 2014 as a whole, T-Mobile netted 8.3 million customers in total. Crazily enough, T-Mobile captured 80% of the industry’s postpaid phone growth in Q4 of 2014. (more…)
Keeping up its Uncarrier agenda, CEO John Legere took to T-Mobile’s blog, as well as YouTube, to announce Smartphone Equality, a new program that benefits every single T-Mobile customer who pays their bill on time. (more…)
The wireless industry appears to be moving in heavy favor of T-Mobile, as the company has announced another fantastic quarter and preliminary findings for 2014 as a whole. In total for the year, the company grabbed 8.3 million total net customer additions, with CEO John Legere stating, “Porting ratios have been in our favor vs. the competition for seven consecutive quarters and it looks like we will continue to beat everyone on total postpaid phone adds as well.”
Tomorrow, at 7:30AM Pacific (10:30AM Eastern), T-Mobile and its CEO will sit down for a live webcast with Yahoo News to talk through their latest Uncarrier announcements, officially known as Uncarrier 8.0. As of right now, we don’t even have guesses as to what will be announced, but there will certainly be expletives, trash talking of other carriers, and plenty of magenta. Wait, isn’t that a bit early for Legere to be calling other CEOs fat? Maybe not. (more…)
No one can accuse T-Mobile of resting on their laurels. Ever since CEO John Legere kicked things into high gear after a failed merger with AT&T, the carrier has made consistent improvements to its service and services. The latest development: T-Mobile’s LTE network now reaches 250 million Americans, a milestone that comes “months ahead of schedule.” (more…)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday, filed a complaint against T-Mobile, accusing the wireless carrier of practicing “cramming,” or obscuring third-party premium SMS fees in hard-to-understand monthly bills.
The motion alleges that T-Mobile took a 30% to 40% cut of many fees and pocketed millions of dollars beginning in 2012, often failing or refusing to refund affected subscribers until last year in 2013. (more…)