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John Legere teasing further Uncarrier moves, coming next week

As some of you might know, I’m currently on a (working) vacation, visiting family in the land where broadband internet is still novelty, and where 4G and fibre are nothing but a pipe-dream. In that mentality, I may have missed something when reading through T-Mobile and John Legere’s announcements yesterday. Somewhere in his jibe at the state of the industry, and dissing Sprint for trying to be disruptive in a very old-school … [read full article]

John Legere and Mike Sievert take the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS

Over the past couple of weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral online. It involves filming or photographing yourself having a bucket of ice-cold water thrown over you, then nominating other people to take part in the challenge. Phil Schiller of Apple is one of the most high profile execs to take part so far, and T-Mobile’s very own John Legere and Mike Sievert have taken the challenge. And then followed it … [read full article]

Fallout from last night: Hesse gone, Legere “welcomes” new Sprint CEO, stocks tank and more…

It’s been interesting watching the internet react to last night’s developments. For those who may have missed it: Sprint gave up on its plan to merge with T-Mobile, and since then, all hell has broken loose. . 1. Stocks Tank It’d be foolish to assume that company stock value wouldn’t be affected by the major news, and neither T-Mobile nor Sprint came out unscathed. TMUS dropped … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 earnings call takeaway: We don’t need merger to succeed

By now I’m sure you’ve all read, digested and formed your own opinions on T-Mobile’s Q2 earnings report published this morning. To round it up, T-Mo’s executives went over the highlights in one of its usual live-streamed conference calls. Among the highlights were: Tablet sales in Q2 were 5 times that of Q1 2014 6.2 million phones sold, 93% were smartphones 80% of postpaid customers are now on Simple Choice plans $7.2 billion … [read full article]

Legere: T-Mo to “double down” on outreach to ensure premium SMS charges are refunded, FTC “sensationalized” story

As you no doubt read earlier this week, the FTC launched an allegation that T-Mobile is guilty of “cramming”. Or – in other terms – charging customers for premium content, hiding the charges in customer bills, and making a tidy profit. And, although it was unsettling for all T-Mo fans and customers, it was – by all accounts … [read full article]

Legere apologizes for rape comment during yesterday’s Uncarrier announcement

During last night’s Uncarrier announcement, John Legere’s language was as colorful as it always is. Dropping f-bombs, bulls**ts and all manner of other expletives – save the really graphic ones – in an effort to show how evil and old-fashioned his competitors are. But, he went a little too far when he referred to the way other carriers treat their customers. Referring to AT&T and Verizon, he commented “These high and mighty duopolists that … [read full article]

Catch up on T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5.0/6.0 event [video]

For those of you who may have missed the Uncarrier event yesterday, you’ll be glad to know that CNET uploaded a video of the entire event to its YouTube channel yesterday. At the time, it was live-streamed. And, being YouTube, you can watch it over and over again, to your heart’s content. The event kicks off at around 20mins in. Personally I’m delighted I can catch up. It was 2am on this side of the pond when … [read full article]