In case you missed it, somehow – John Legere and Donald Trump battle it out on Twitter

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We all know John Legere takes no prisoners on social media. He tweets what he wants, when he wants and will quite happily antagonise his competition. But you can be sure he will never criticize his own customers. In fact, when it comes to CEOs on Twitter, there aren’t many that measure up to John’s engagement with his company’s subscribers.

So, when Donald Trump decided to call out John for T-Mobile’s “terrible” service, there’s no surprise in who Twitter backed up. It all started with Donald complaining about coverage, and asking John to actually do something about it. It just so happened that Legere was staying in one of his hotels – as a paying customer – at the time.

The battle ensued, and is too long and full of many retweets to cover in its entirety. But it’s safe to say, John did check out:

The most ridiculous part of this public fracas was Donald retweeting an image of John and his daughter out for a run, and calling the T-Mo CEO out for having bad hair. I mean, of all the things Donald Trump should go after, you’d think he would steer clear of any hair gags.

It was pretty hilarious to read through, even if it was a little unprofessional. I think it’s fair to say that Trump got his backside handed to him. Be sure to ready through @JohnLegere and @realDonaldTrump Twitter profiles for the full picture. It’s fair to say, you won’t get this kind of value entertainment from Verizon or AT&T chiefs.

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  • Hector Arteaga

    I don’t like Donald Trump at all. What a tool.

  • NYC girl

    I actually met John today as I was wrapping up my run in Central Park (he was walking with his daughter). He couldn’t have been nicer and was a total gentleman. If anything, at the risk or ruining his “rebel” reputation, he actually seemed a little bit shy but was totally friendly and welcoming.

    I kept my conversation with him very brief as I didn’t want to come across as some groupie, so I wasn’t with him for more than a minute before saying goodbye and finishing my run. If you ever see him, don’t be afraid to approach him and say hello because he truly is a very nice gentleman.

    • Ordeith

      Unless you call him out on T-Mobile’s poor coverage.

      • Yup

        In which case you see John’s true colors, LOL!

  • From one EGO to another EGO…

    Donald told the True, Tmobile has room for improvement (Smile)…From one EGO to another EGO…I love it..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mary

      Liar. Donald Trump should be sent to another planet.

      • From one EGO to another EGO..

        Your MAMA…LOL, LOL

      • Android_God

        Please join him when they do.

        • From one EGO to another EGO..

          Thank you, Great Response…LOL, LOL, LOL

        • Android_God

          :)

  • johnediii

    Yeah, Trump tends to open his mouth and insert his foot a lot. He does have a point about T-Mobile service, though. I love Un-carrier but sometimes Legere needs to pay attention to what really matters. At his point he needs to quit with the gimmicky crap and just make T-mobile service better. Pay AT&T for better roaming. Do something. You get 2 miles north of my house and there is no T-mobile coverage in the Northern 3/4 of my state. Zero. You are roaming on AT&T or more likely you have no service at all. Fix this John, stop arguing with stupid Donald Trump and make Donald’s legit criticism become not legit anymore.

    • gmo8492

      Legere responded with a tweet saying tmobile does work at Trumps hotel… lol

      • LOL, I’m thinking, of course it would work. If T-Mobile’s coverage didn’t work, I don’t think John would be there haha.

    • Mary

      Why the hate? So not cute to be doing. T-Mobile has been a thousand times awhole lot better than ever before. What are you talking about? Just about all of their 2g/edge have been upgraded to all of the 4gLTE/hspa+ TOWERS. Lol what a funny character. Donald is a liat and a hater.

      • Room for Improvement

        Why the denial…?! LOL, LOL…

        • TylerCameron

          T-Mobile gets better coverage in Virginia Beach than any other carrier.

        • philz

          I’m a VB Tmobile user great service fsure love the company but best coverage I think not. Redmill aka future New Downtown Va beach is lacking T service big time. Courthouse , Damn neck & lynhaven mall area is hurting as well.
          T needs a couple more towers & wideband . Until then AT&T will be number 1 carrier in are area

        • philz

          Adding to comment :
          Wideband is a must have soon. My brother lives close to lynhaven mall in Lamplight manor neighborhood. When mall area gets busy data service comes to grinding halt well below 1Mbps in download.

      • johnediii

        Why the hate? There is no hate. There is merely fact. T-Mobile has terrible coverage in my state. If you’re around the 3 major cities in the South of the state, you have coverage. 15 miles North and nothing or terrible roaming on AT&T. Mostly nothing. I travel a lot for work. If I’m driving between my home and Chicago there are hours where I’m completely without signal to even make a call, let alone data. In the city I live in there is coverage. At my house, 2G only. That’s it. 500 yards in any direction, 3G at least. My neighborhood. 2G at best. The holes in coverage near a major city and no coverage in non-major cities is why T-mobile is 4th. If they had good coverage along with UnCarrier and the price, they’d be #1 for sure.

        • kwajr

          Actually a lot of 2g has been upgraded unfortunately you need one of maybe 5 phones on tmobile that support band 12 or 2 for new lte
          Of my 5 lines the iPhone 5s picks up lte everywhere and the others will be on 2g you can see the phones that support by filtering when shopping on tmobile.com choosing features then band 2 and 12

        • fhritp

          What state is this?

        • GinaDee

          Sounds like the service in your area sucks but we live in a huge country geographically speaking. I always cringe when I read sweeping generalizations of products and services by consumers who think they represent our entire US population from their outhouse next to their doublewide.

          T-Mobile has well over 50 million US customers and growing faster than all the big carriers combined. It can’t suck for all of us.

        • skywalkr2

          They are growing becuase of price… not quality. I and many friend went to TMO … and we complain DAILY about how much it sucks.

        • Austin

          I joined tmobile because of their network. Been over a year and I’ve never looked back to AT&T…. So yeah, you’re wrong but it’s okay

        • Android_God

          How is he wrong?

        • Austin

          He said that tmobile is only growing because of price and not quality.
          He made it to sound like all tmobile customers complain daily about coverage

        • Android_God

          Maybe there are a good number of people who have issues with the coverage?

        • Richard Roma

          Yeah no, AT&T’s 3G let alone LTE network is a good 10 times larger than Tmobile’s 2G|3G|LTE combined.

        • Mary

          Omg you are so incorrect. Please be quiet next time. Know what you are talking about before actually speaking. T-Mobile by far has had better coverage/indoor punctuation than any other carrier throughout our USA country. So lame. lol As for John Legere acting like a child, it was Trump himself that started the argument by being very rude to John Legere about not being allowed to have T-Mobile coverage within Trumps hotel building. So please get your facts straight next time my friend. Thank you and be blessed right now. You have a nice day. Goodbye now.

        • Android_God

          Oh for god’s sake you don’t even live in, “our USA country”. Stop with your horrible English, please!

        • Richard Roma

          That’s funny because my iPhone 6+, or Note 4, or S6 drop to No Service in most Big Box stores. And that is in major metro areas.

        • wright1bby

          They have quality in many densely populated areas. They are gaining because of price, very good if not the best quality in high population areas, and less awful coverage outside those areas.
          They are not gaining because of quality coverage but because of higher quality where they have coverage and improving coverage.

        • Android_God

          GinaDee pretty sure that person you are responding to probably doesn’t live in a, “doublewide”. He also pretty clearly illustrated how he travels and pointed out loss of coverage pretty clearly. There really is little debate to be had about TMobile’s coverage compared to ATT and Verizon. You don’t see them having to give their customers a FREE $200 Wifi router because of shitty indoor coverage. I live just north of Atlanta so I better go and adjust the string that gets me my data from my doublewide.

        • Richard Roma

          Yeah, that doesn’t change their point though, Just this weekend I ventured 50 feet outside a major metro area, off a highway, and my T-Mobile service went straight to No Service.

          Sprint at least roams on to verizon in these cases.

  • Andrew Singleton

    Wasn’t there something about Trump Casino in Atlantic City closing because it was a dirthole that noone visited? just sayin.

  • Trump has no say whether T-Mobile gets in his buildings or not. Even as president, he wouldn’t be able to change the laws of physics.

  • eanfoso

    Just wow, I can’t believe a hotel

  • sushimane

    The only thing I can say If Donald trump ever run for president he better remember he can’t file for bankruptcy. I know he filed 4 times 1991,1992,2004,2009. But good job John stick it to the man.

    • skywalkr2

      I don’t like Trump… but Trump his businesses.

      • Mike

        Trump is a poor excuse for a business man. He has filed BK 4 times.

        • Jason W

          He has a net worth of 4 billion you moron, and no he never filed for bankruptcy at all. The guys point is a valid one. Trump does infact not equal his companies. He has a portfolio of businesss, and there will always be a portion of a business portfolio that will reac bankruptcy for often viable financially sound reasons like reducing debt. He has never pwrsonally filed for bankruptcy.

        • Mike

          He has filed BK 4 times on his businesses and screwed people over. Some kind of leader he is. More like a failure. Everything about him is fake including his hair.

        • Android_God

          You really are doing a fantastic job at displaying your ignorance for all to see.

        • Mike

          Everyone already knows what you say on here is irrelevant. LMAO

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    Trump said I don’t want it in my hotels lol. That was funny. Nothin Johnathan said made me giggle. Sorry!

    Their both the worst IMO! Especially the Donald…

  • This actually started when John complained about a street drummer outside his room, and then the hotel staff moved him, so John tweeted about good customer service. But then Donald tweeted back with the first tweet in this article, AFTER John.

    • Actually, I read the tweet that John posted yesterday. I can no longer find the tweet. But it said something along the lines of “There’s a drummer outside my room and Trump won’t move me.” Trump replied by saying T-mobile sucks….etc

      • jp

        Classy, Donald.

  • Jess

    Maybe a publicit stunt. Regardless it was quite entertaining.

  • Devin Pearson

    Let’s face it, TMO service does suck compared to VZ and ATT. It is getting better but it needs to improve. Maybe John should own up and get us better signal instead of throwing insults.

    • Mary

      Be quiet. Goodbye. T-Mobile will always be so much a better suit.

      • Devin Pearson

        So you think TMO has the best coverage and doesn’t need to improve?

        • Mary

          No duh, they have improved. What are you talking about? lol It is called paying attention and keeping up with the updates. By far Tmobile has improved so much better over Sprint on any given day, including AT&T/Verizon in most certain areas.

        • Devin Pearson

          So apparently you didn’t read my original comment that they have improved. If we tell tmobile that we are happy with the coverage as it stands now then they will slow down the improvement. We need to keep pressure on them to achieve nationwide 4G. There are still too many areas that are 2G or no coverage at all.

        • Mary

          Okay I see your point now. Within Tmonews, us consumers will keep everything here. Great way to think. Nevermind.

  • Ashton3002

    There’s always wifi calling/texting to help coverage, Donald. In case you didn’t know.

  • Harprit Singh – REALTOR – NY

    So trump has tmobile also. I thought he would have Verizon :)

  • Bordelais

    I travel a lot with my Job and I am in hotels every week. I have a personal T-Mobile smartphone, a company paid AT&T phone and a company paid Verizon MiFi device.

    I prefere my T-Mobile sevice over AT&T and Verizon because of the WiFi calling/SMS. The voice quality is awesome in a hotel with T-Mobile. My AT&T phone hasn’t been turned on for months, I just forward all my AT&T calls to my T-Mobile phone. The only time I use my Verizon is MiFi is when the hotel wireless Internet access is terrible which is rare.

    For international travel I only bring my T-Mobile phone and leave my AT&T and Verizon device home.

    • Ashton3002

      You must travel by plane.

      • MatthewPDX

        Ya think?

      • Bordelais

        Indeed I do. The free In-flight texting through T-Mobile is nice. Since January the only time I’ve run into coverage issues was driving from Pitsburg into West Virginia. Everywhere else I have been very happy.

        I even had LTE/4G almost my entire flight from Portland to Eugene Oregon. It was weird being able to stream Pandora while flying.

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile rules in my area, have had them all and will always be a loyal T-Mobile customer. My data speeds are honestly twice as fast than any other Carrier, my signal strength is 5 bars inside and out all the time. Haven’t dropped a call in I can’t remember it’s been so long. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.
    PS, I would NEVER vote Trump for anything, he’s just a self absorbed S O B.

    • Ordeith

      Are there unicorns in your local Zoo as well?

  • skywalkr2

    Both showed that they are children.

    • Mike

      John simply defended his company and called him out. How would he look if he didnt defend his company and branding?

      • skywalkr2

        He would look like an adult.

        • Mike

          An effective leader will defend himself and his product. He has a fiduciary responsibility to do so.

        • TK – Indy

          No, there was nothing to be gained by either on this, only losses. People who like Trump view Legere unfavorably now, and vice-versa. No positive impact for anyone.

        • Mike

          Idk. A lot of folks on Twitter said they were gonna sign up for TMO just because he put trump on blast. I’m sure Legere doesn’t care because most people don’t have a favorable view of trump other than his following

        • TK – Indy

          Trump has nearly 3 million twitter followers, Legere just over 1 milllion. Downside much larger for Legere.

        • Mike

          While that may be true, trump is more of an unfavorable household name as to where the avg person may not even know who Legere is.

        • MKashi

          I don’t really see anyone cancelling their current mobile service, porting it to T-mobile JUST based on this twitter tirade. Most people won’t even remember this a week from now.

        • Mike

          Many said they would change if you read Twitter, but to your point, they prolly won’t and yes, in a week, this will be old news

        • wright1bby

          You are making an assumption there that followers equal fans. I suspect a large portion of Trump “followers” hate the guy and are obsessed with finding quotes to show why. The odds are they are not on T-mobile. They may be likely to try something Trump hates. Especially if Trump looks foolish in his hate.

        • Android_God

          LOL!!!!!!! From taunts on Twitter? Get the phuck out of here with that BS.

  • vinnyjr

    John Legere was giving Trump credit for a great hotel experience when Trump came back at him with negative crap. It’s obvious that either Verizon or AT&T are Trump supporters so Trump with his self absorbed attitude made it Trump against Legere.
    Funny thing, Legere made him look like an ass. Trump just made it so easy. Run for President, what a joke, this guy has skeletons in every closet in this country and more. John Legere is one class act, like what he does an says. He is the best thing that has happened to T-Mobile. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

  • Anonymous

    Ironic that I emailed Tmobile due to service issues before and around the time of this Trump vs Legere episode.

    I live in Queens and can not get Tmobile to work in my building and all Tmobile would need to do is put a microcell on the outside telephone pole. For years they could have had more subscribers here and grew revenue for the company. I agree with Trump as a businessman. Trump has agreements with AT&T for a distributed antenna system for Trump Chicago and I bet Verizon also works well. Tmobile has just converted existing Towers to LTE from acquisitions and added spectrum and wideband so when it works it works well but coverage is very poor and litltle resources have been spent on actually improving density on the existing AWS band. T-mobile justs lighte up LTE on the existing Towers which has not even been done in many areas still, but this does not improve total coverage and density. It means you will have LTE in say Primm Nevada for the first time and be able to have more coverage traveling but there will still be lots more coverage gaps.

    If Tmobile really wanted to be a top tier carrier and steal real customers who need real coverage, they would be investing heavily in distributed antennas and increasing tower densities.

    AT&T and Verizon give real coverage in the USA and do indeed respond and buildout and improve towers and locations where real people reside. TMobile has been non responsive and couldn’t buildout a basic microcell in an area other carriers have coverage already working. That isn’t a sign of strength for the company.

    • The Reality…

      Simply said, well stated…

    • Mary

      So incorrect and a lie. Haaaa You are only making us T-Mobile famous thats all. Goodbye now.

    • notyourbusiness

      Where exactly do you live? Because I’m also in Queens and I get excellent service and great LTE speeds, including in my house. I’ve never seen poor coverage anywhere in Queens that I’ve gone to.

      • Android_God

        Why would this person need to provide you with where they live?

      • Ordeith

        But we already know you don’t get out much. T-Mobile is perfect for the stationary.

        • notyourbusiness

          You don’t know me, Ordouche, so F the F off.

        • Ordeith

          LOL. It would appear we hit pretty close to the mark there. :)

        • notyourbusiness

          You’re pathetic. You’re also the pot calling the kettle black seeing as you hate T-Mobile yet you spend every waking moment of your non-life trolling this site and numerous T-Mo-related articles. Loser. And whatever helps you to sleep at night, but you’re an insignificant poo stain to me and surely plenty of others, Ordouche.

        • Ordeith

          You really should get out more.. There’s a whole world out there you’re missing out on.
          And no, T-Mobile doesn’t cover it.

        • Mary

          Liar. You dont even know where he lives at. He does get out more often. If be tells you that within the Queens area that he is do able to get excellent coverage with T-Mobile services, he gets excellent coverage with T-Mobile service within that particular area there. There have been places out in Brooklyn and of course Manhattan to where other have gotten excellent coverage there also. So please shut your mouth for once there buddy and be quiet. Thanks.

        • Ordeith

          Liar?
          Your “he” is a she. so let’s start with that.

    • Android_God

      Wait!!! I thought they only people with bad reception lived in, “double wides”?!?!?!?!

      • HelloLarry

        I live in a small town in Northeast Tennessee in a double-wide and I get 32 Meg download with Tmobile 4g LTE. They have really upped their game in rural areas.

    • I read all 44 lines of your comment and I can tell that you’re being dishonest about T-Mobile’s coverage in Queens. If this was Swainsboro, Ga., then you’d be credible.

  • TK – Indy

    Both of these guys are fools. Not smart of either of them to alienate customers due to some kind of primary school-like playground fight.

    • MKashi

      one of the two doesn’t really care ;)

  • GoAskMark

    complaining about Tmobile service in your area is like griping that your snowmobile doesn’t work in california because the ski resorts are making enough snow to blanket the whole state. There was a time when At&t didn’t work inside my house! It was fine when i stepped outside to top it off, I had just recently switched from Verizon because it didn’t work at my Girlfriends house!

    • And people say Verizon works everywhere. This comment proves that claim false on its face.

      • Chad Dalton

        my mom’s note 3 w/ verizon barely has a bar of LTE at home, where as my Note 3 T-Mobile has 4-5 bars…her phone even drops to 3g sometimes…its sad…she’s blind, and is afraid of switching…

  • notyourbusiness

    This has nothing to do with the topic of this article, but would it be at all possible for this page to STOP scrolling up and down on me when I’m trying to read something?? I assume it has something to do with the ads, but it’s seriously annoying.

    • Android_God

      Yup!! It’s been happening for years.

  • notyourbusiness

    Now that I’ve actually read the article, John Legere rules. Donald Trump is an utter tool, especially running his yap about “bad hair.” Seriously? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!

    • Ordeith

      Trump might have been referring to your boyfriend’s kitchen when he correctly tweeted about T-Mobile’s coverage issues. John is a great deflector when he doesn’t want to take responsibility for his own company’s issues.

  • Geeze I went back and read all that… wow!

    • Android_God

      Like 2 little boys comparing the size of their tiny gadgets.

  • tomarone

    Trump is such an arze, how anyone can take him seriously is totally crazy.

  • CrayCrayTrump

    Trump dreaming to be President?! CRAY CRAY!!

  • trumpisabeeeeeepbeepbeeeeep

    Trump is irrelevant these days and looking for someone else in the spotlight to cling onto for fame.

    • eddie

      Ummm, I’m pretty sure Trump is about a million times more famous than the guy from T Mobile! lol.

      • eAbyss

        LOL. “Irrelevant” DOES NOT equal “famous”.

      • A.P.M.

        T-mobile is the 3rd most popular carrier- Trump is like the 10th most popular presidential candidate. And people definitely love phones more than politics.

  • Bradley Karas

    I just clocked my S6 at 70 down and 20 up in the beach on St Pete FL. Unless the sun is baking me I’d say that’s pretty good no?

  • Anonymous

    Donald isn’t a tool. The financials speak for themselves and new ratings for bonds have come in for Tmobile by analysts which show above average risk. John Legere had a chance to make Tmobile shine but his team cared more about the uncarrier and lowball pricing equation and giving more away rather than do real network improvements. Business is a competitive sport and Tmobile could have made better moves.

    Imagine if John Legere before this incident actually had microcells and distributed antenna systems being built. Its possible Tmobile could have even worked out a deal with buildings rather than have customers rely on wifi.

    When you use service, you expect it to work where you use it without complexity.

    • josephsinger

      “The Donald” has been an obnoxious tool for years. He thinks that just because he has money he gains respect when he’s really a rich spoiled media whore.

    • wright1bby

      I bet the average t-mobile bond investor will do much better than the average investors who have invested in/with Trump. Though that is a pretty low bar.

    • A.P.M.

      You mean he gave a shit about the customer instead of wringing them for every cent to make himself rich? Yeah that’s what businesses do when they aren’t run by sociopath wealth hoarders.

  • My area is still mostly 2G, but some 4G has been spotted, mainly along US 278 near SRS, or the bomb plant.

  • Randall Lind

    Only issue I have is sending pictures over SMS when on wifi. As far as calls dropping etc no issues

  • HeatFan786

    You would have thought Bill Maher’s jokes about Trump’s hair would’ve caused the Donald to shut up?

  • josephsinger

    John Legere is no shrinking violet, but Donald Trump is a self-serving media whore. Whatever the Donald gets as a comeuppance he deserves since he asks for it and people are all too willing to give it back to this self-serving jackass.

  • A.P.M.

    Trump-as a conservative politician-is sticking up for the oligopoly AT&T and Verizon are forming by carrying on the myth that [the only carrier that is in a position to disrupt their obscene revenue streams] has inadequate coverage.

  • skittle

    John Legere for Un-President!!!