After hyping an upcoming “major” announcement for this morning, Sprint went ahead and announced the “Biggest Wireless Offer in U.S. History.” The plan is a 50% slashing of all of the major US carriers’ plans, but also includes up to $650 per line to pay off early termination fees, should you leave your current carrier of choice and join Sprint. It certainly adds up to low prices, plus it comes on the heels of Sprint announcing its new LTE Plus network.
While we have already seen our readers react, there is another reaction that was guaranteed to be entertaining. We are talking about John Legere’s, of course, T-Mobile’s CEO who always likes giving it to Sprint and the rest of his competitors. However, his Sprint battles almost always seem to be the best of the bunch, since Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is willing to fire back. (more…)
In a post to the official T-Mobile blog, CEO John Legere announced that the company will begin to crack down on data thieves beginning today. The issue stems from abusers of the carrier’s unlimited high-speed data plan, which also grants a small portion of high-speed data for tethering devices.
According to Legere, approximately 3,000 T-Mobile customers are willfully stealing about 2TBs (yes, terabytes) of data for tethering each month. Utilizing rooted phones, software to help mask network activity, and other various means, these apparent evil-doers are not adding to an honest customer’s experience on T-Mobile. So, to put it simply, Legere is going to shut them down. (more…)
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…)