T-Mobile’s CES Uncarrier 4.0 keynote will be available as live webcast from 12:30 PST

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If you’ve been counting down the days, weeks, minutes, hours since we found out Uncarrier 4.0 was happening, you’ll be glad to know you won’t be restricted to reading live blogs. Obviously, there will be some good ones out there. The Verge is going to be covering it, and their live blogs are generally always a good read. However, T-Mobile’s going to be making it available as a live Webcast. If you hit the T-Mobile news site, you’ll notice there’s a placeholder.

We won’t be live blogging here on TmoNews, but we do have people on the ground at CES ready to cover anything that’s announced. Of course, there’ll be plenty of reaction afterwards. Stay tuned.

The Webcast is going live at 12:30 Pacific/3:30pm Eastern.

Link to Newsroom placeholder: http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251624&p=irol-overview

UPDATE:

Here’s a direct link to the webcast (it’s Flash!): http://www.media-server.com/m/p/vvymoxcc

 

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  • bisayan

    Cam is live webcast the same as live video streaming? if it is then thanks much Cam! Keep up the good work!

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah. Webcast is what they used to call it in the olden days. ;-)

      • Guest

        Also, I believe corporate suits still use that terminology. Of course, they’re mostly old, white men.

  • just me

    10 minutes ’til event start. Anyone want to join a tinychat where us tmonewsians can chat about it? I just started it a few minutes ago, only sticking around as long as the livestream is still there or until the conversation gets boring, whichever is longer :)

    tinychat(dot)com/f12tnu

  • Rudy Belova

    This is one time I love my Chromecast. Get to watch it on the 40inch. He’s made this into an event kinda like Apple

  • pezman726

    The press review is already up…i won’t be switching. have to trade in old devices. Just can’t afford to do it! Sorry T-Mobile, you just lost me as a customer.

    http://multimediacapsule.thomsonone.com/t-mobileusa/t-mobile-uncarrier-4

    Trade-in of their old phone, purchase of a new T-Mobile phone and porting of their phone number to T-Mobile are required to qualify.

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    Ready to watch!

  • Rudy Belova

    Music started! MACKLEMORE! Touche

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    I’ll take that big check in my name! HAHA

  • sushimane

    is it over? im trying to watch it and there’s a no go?

  • pezman726

    what happened to my comment?!?!?!?

    Starting tomorrow, customers from the three major national carriers who hand in their eligible devices at any participating T-Mobile location and switch to a postpaid Simple Choice Plan can receive an instant credit, based on the value of their phone, of up to $300. They then purchase any eligible device, including T-Mobile’s most popular smartphones, now priced at $0 down (plus 24 monthly device payments, for well-qualified customers). After customers get the final bill from their old carrier (showing their early termination fees), they either mail it to T-Mobile or upload it to http://www.switch2tmobile.com. T-Mobile then sends an additional payment equal to those fees, up to $350 per line. Trade-in of their old phone, purchase of a new T-Mobile phone and porting of their phone number to T-Mobile are required to qualify.

    http://multimediacapsule.thomsonone.com/t-mobileusa/t-mobile-uncarrier-4

    I would need to trade in my phone….not good t-mo! Lost a chance to get me on your network.

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    Never noticed what a freaking potty mouth this dude has….

    • 21stNow

      Where have you been?!!

    • 21stNow

      I see that this speaker (about LTE speeds on VZW) has a mouth similar to John’s.

  • jdubb2600

    I’m watching it now and this guy is gold

  • Stone Cold

    Love it covers all carriers not just anyone on AT&T

  • pezman726

    what happened to my comment?!?!?!?

    Starting tomorrow, customers from the three major national carriers who hand in their eligible devices at any participating T-Mobile location and switch to a postpaid Simple Choice Plan can receive an instant credit, based on the value of their phone, of up to $300. They then purchase any eligible device, including T-Mobile’s most popular smartphones, now priced at $0 down (plus 24 monthly device payments, for well-qualified customers). After customers get the final bill from their old carrier (showing their early termination fees), they either mail it to T-Mobile or upload it to http://www.switch2tmobile.com. T-Mobile then sends an additional payment equal to those fees, up to $350 per line. Trade-in of their old phone, purchase of a new T-Mobile phone and porting of their phone number to T-Mobile are required to qualify.

    I would need to trade in my phone….not good t-mo! Lost a chance to get me on your network.

  • 21stNow

    Family plans are evil? Maybe he means that contracts are evil. Since T-Mobile offers family plans (with EIP, as well), that would make T-Mobile evil, too.

    • pezman726

      I think he was referring to the fact that contracts end at different times, so people get stuck in a never ending loop where someone is always in a contract in a family plan.

      • 21stNow

        Yeah, that’s what I figured. I normally don’t argue that EIP is the same as a contract, but different EIP financing periods would have the same effect as different contract end dates.

  • Aaron H

    anybody else getting the buffering with no play on the live stream feed?

    • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

      Yup….same here. Maybe someone over at the Deathstar pulled the plug.

    • samsavoy

      yep, went down around 3:55pm

    • bryck

      I have the same problem.

    • fsured

      Yep. Guess the company hosting the stream can’t handle the number of people viewing it.

      • samsavoy

        It says “Powered by NASDAQ OMX” at the bottom of the page. Even they can’t handle it

    • Bigjavar101

      Yup, Not working for me either ;/

  • Aaron H

    guess were not supposed to know about 4.0 lol

    • bryck

      It’s working now.

    • kalel33

      Details of 4.0 are posted on the link to T-mobile’s website.

  • John

    is the streaming site down?

  • Aaron H

    so what was 4.0?

    • ceegii63

      they will pay up to $350 ETFs up to 5 Lines to move to Tmobile

      • kalel33

        For current customers in contract, you can turn in your phone, buy a new one, and switch to the Simple Choice plans. That will knock out your contract. I’m going to do it and then immediately return the phone. They can’t add back on a contract that they’ve removed, at least not legally.

        • 21stNow

          I would think that they would have pushed this a little harder. Unless I missed it when I lost the connection.

        • kalel33

          There’s a link to it on the T-mobile webcast page.

  • Aaron H

    it was now its working

  • jdubb2600

    “come over try our plan and if you don’t like it those pricks will pay you to come back”

    classic

    • Spanky

      Sounds like Johnny is a little sore!

      • ceegii63

        pricks did kick him out of a party

        • jdubb2600

          all he wanted to do is listen to music and they kicked him out. They keep giving him the bullets for his gun

  • ceegii63

    good God Legere is so fun to watch

  • 21stNow

    JUMP! is a contract in perpetuity, too.

  • 21stNow

    Zero down for all phones! FWQCO

    • nycplayboy78

      Happy New Year 21stNow….Still LOVING your avatar pic :)

      • 21stNow

        Thanks! And Happy New Year to you, too.

  • ceegii63

    that Z1S is so tasty

  • sahib102 .

    WOOT …some one asked about rural coverage!!!!!!!! haha

    • kalel33

      What was the reply?

      • sahib102 .

        they said that they would be working on around this year and next year( which is a given but at least it comes from john himself :) )

      • nycplayboy78

        Here is the verbatim response about rural coverage:

        BRAD MOLEN 4:31 PM

        Q from Dan Seifert: How do you address complaints of rural coverage that isn’t as broad as other carriers?

        BRAD MOLEN 4:32 PM

        A: Clearly, the numbers show we have a low churn rate; the network, where it’s great, is superlative. This low band spectrum opportunity (to be followed by others) will help. We’ve done a lot of improvement and modernization. Now we have the weapon with low-band to attack those areas that are affected.

        Now I have no idea what kind of answer is that…That is some damn celluarese talk to me…DaFuQ??!! Can someone please decipher that for me please?

        • neoslan

          Cell phones run off of wireless spectrum. These are basically invisible wavelengths that let the phone communicate to/from the tower. Spectrum come in different “frequencies”. You can think of it as a sine wave. The lower the frequency, the further out signal penetration can travel. The higher the frequency, the shorter the distance signal penetration can travel.

          Until 2-3 days ago, T-Mobile has been running on higher frequencies than the ones its competitors have. It puts T-Mobile at an disadvantage, and its coverage was punished for years because of that. A few days ago, T-Mobile bought some low-frequency spectrum. They are going to use it to push coverage up in places never seen before on the T-Mobile network. They are going to move aggressively on this, because the CEO and the rest of the T-Mobile team is well aware of the problem and the associated solution.

          If last year’s deployment of 4G LTE is any indication, this 600 Mhz should be up in no time. Expect coverage to take 6-8 months. However, I think you will need a compatible device at that time as well. Phones must be built with the capability to tune to specific frequencies coming off the tower.

        • MonkeyMD

          Thanks for the response. 600Mhz Spectrum !!!!! That is going to be awesome for building penetration etc.

  • Aaron H

    What john is doing is awesome. My coverage is horrible where i live but I continue to stay cause I know it will be better by the end of this year.

  • ceegii63

    Let Softbank buy Tmo
    Scrap Sprint for usable Parts and Spectrum
    Keep Legere as CEO
    Live happily ever after

  • Eddjz

    tmobile.com/breakup you can see all the good stuff :)

  • fechhelm

    Love me some John Legere. Love what he’s doing, and his attitude about it. With that being said, it sure seems like everything that was said on stage today could have been done just as brash and straightforward without all the cussing. I am certainly not a prude, and I usually talk the same way. But I would not have done it on stage giving a presentation. Did anyone else find it odd that he was saying GD while wearing a cross necklace.

  • beyondthetech

    Anyone have a replay or capture of today’s webcast? It’s the first time I ever heard John Legere speak, and it was so full of awesome. Candid and direct. I can’t wait to switch tomorrow from Verizon.

  • KingCobra

    I noticed that when asked about the Sprint/Softbank rumors, Legere said the T-Mobile brand isn’t going anywhere. Maybe a sign that if they do indeed merge that the networks would be consolidated into the T-Mobile brand rather than Sprint.