Tag Archives: John Legere

John Legere: Don’t let Dumb and Dumber bulldoze American wireless consumers

In his latest vlog published just a few hours ago, John Legere pleads with American wireless consumers not to let AT&T and Verizon (Dumb and Dumber) get in the way of a competitive low-band spectrum auction. As you almost certainly know by now, T-Mobile is due to take part in a 600MHz spectrum auction next year. If successful, T-Mobile could land some valuable low-band spectrum to help expand its coverage in to rural … [read full article]

John Legere named 14th highest-rated U.S. CEO, four places behind Tim Cook

John Legere is a popular guy. His use of colorful language at press events, outspoken nature and social media antics ensure that he’s the one wireless company CEO that behaves least like what you’d expect. But there’s more than his general rock-star persona to admire. He openly discusses issues with customers, reaches out personally and shares what he’s actually thinking instead of hiding behind some corporately prepared statements. Perhaps that’s why then –  in … [read full article]

John Legere gets a “BatBerry” for his birthday

Yesterday was John Legere’s birthday, which you’ll undoubtedly already know if you’ve been following his tweets. The ever-popular outspoken CEO seemingly got a bazillion birthday tweets, a few cakes, a huge card and a batphone. But today, waiting for him back in his Seattle office was something a little special sent over by John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO. T-Mobile and BlackBerry only [read full article]

Is truly unlimited data going to disappear?

Looking at the U.S. wireless industry over the past couple of years seems to be indicating one thing to me: At some point in the future, truly unlimited data plans will die. Speaking at the Re/code conference yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure stated that – although unlimited works really well for Sprint now – at some point, it will stop offering unlimited data plans. As the carrier partners to offer more content to … [read full article]

Perez Hilton gets behind T-Mobile’s #NeverSettleforVerizon campaign

After last week’s social networking setback, you’d forgive T-Mobile for backing out of its #NeverSettleforVerizon promotion. And with any ordinary wireless operator, that would be expected. But this is T-Mobile and John Legere we’re talking about here. When has this new, improved Uncarrier ever backed out of anything (unless it’s upsetting lots of customers)? Instead of dialing it back, John tweeted out a short video … [read full article]

John Legere promises to send message competition can’t ignore if petition reaches 250k signatures

Around a year ago, T-Mobile announced during one of its Uncarrier events that it was ending overages. No more charges outside of the plan for anyone subscribed to the magenta carrier. You may remember at the time he created a petition on Change.org so that consumers could get involved and try to abolish overages. It may have been something of a publicity stunt, but … [read full article]

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

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, … [read full article]

Watch John Legere’s Uncarrier 9.0 teaser videos

Uncarrier 9.0 will be announced tomorrow at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern and we’re expecting the company to unveil something business-focussed. With under 24 hours to go, the carrier’s outspoken CEO, John Legere has taken to Twitter with some well-produced and short teaser videos. T-Mobile announced earlier that it will be live-streaming the event, and a link will be available from its newsroom. The question … [read full article]

T-Mobile gives CEO John Legere a raise and extends his term of employment

There’s no question that T-Mobile had itself a pretty successful 2014, adding a total of 8.3 million new subscribers, expanding its MetroPCS prepaid brand, and rolling out LTE, Wideband LTE, and 700MHz spectrum. As a result of T-Mo’s big 2014, the carrier has given CEO John Legere a raise. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing reveals that T-Mobile has amended John … [read full article]

Net Neutrality rules shouldn’t impact T-Mobile’s Music Freedom offer

It wasn’t long ago that the FCC finally announced what American consumers nationwide wanted to hear: Internet was being re-classified and net neutrality is coming in. At least, that’s the plan. Once classed as a utility under Title II, internet – both mobile and fixed line – will be open and competitive and big corporations won’t be able to pay ISPs a premium … [read full article]