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…)
Throughout T-Mobile’s Uncarrer event last night, CEO John Legere acted as he typically does during his company’s press events – like the renegade leader of a scrappy wireless company who holds nothing back when it comes to talking about the practices of his competitors. He can be vulgar and borderline offensive, but up until now, his act has mostly just generated chuckles from media and consumers. Last night, though, some would argue that he took things a little too far. Actually, even he is admitting it. (more…)
When Amazon unveils their first phone tomorrow, at a press event in Seattle, don’t expect their neighbor, T-Mobile, to be in attendance. AT&T has reportedly been given an exclusive on the phone, something T-Mo CEO John Legere voiced his displeasure with this morning. In a series of Tweets sent by Legere, he made it clear that he thinks it “sucks” for both consumers and the industry, but also warns Amazon that another mega-company tried something similar with AT&T and failed miserably. Yes, he is talking about the HTC First, also known as the Facebook phone. (more…)
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere made an announcement at the end of last week that his company would be ending employer rate plan discounts, opting for a more “transparent” game plan.
“The old programs were designed to help big carriers close big corporate contracts, with employees as bargaining chips. We aren’t playing that game anymore,” was what John had to say about the current setup of employee discounts. (more…)
During T-Mobile’s UnCarrier 4.0 event that wrapped earlier this afternoon, T-Mobile made a bold new claim: they now have the fastest 4G LTE network in the land. Don’t worry (or maybe you should) though, they didn’t use an outside firm or “highly paid industry consultants” to collect their data. No sir, they used data straight from consumers and testing through the ever-popular Ookla Speedtest app. (more…)
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. (more…)
For a while now, the relations between AT&T and T-Mobile have been a bit strained to say the least. Things between the two carriers came to a personal head last night a party that AT&T was throwing for its developers. When T-Mobile CEO John Legere showed up, just wanting to hear some Macklemore, he was promptly kicked out. Drama! (more…)
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a funny dude. He’s also unfiltered and brash, two things that happen to be surprisingly refreshing in an industry filled with suits, tip-toeing, and customer robbing. In a statement posted to T-Mobile’s newsroom as a response to AT&T’s newest move to offer cash for T-Mobile customers to bring their service on over, Legere let loose yet again. (more…)