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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]

Legere reacts to Amazon phone AT&T exclusive rumor

Over the past couple of days, rumors have cropped up online claiming that the Amazon phone could end up as an AT&T exclusive. The device – which many are expecting to be launched tomorrow – drew comparison to the failed “Facebook Phone”, aka HTC First, which famously lasted only one month. It’s rare for John Legere to pass up an opportunity to goad his competitors, and he didn’t disappoint this time out: Let’s … [read full article]

Bloomberg: John Legere likely to be CEO of combined Sprint/T-Mobile if deal goes ahead

According to yet another report mentioning the hot topic of the month – Sprint and T-Mobile merging – our enthusiastic CEO, John Legere is likely to remain in charge of the merged company. Bloomberg reports that as negotiations continue, and all the fine details are put in place, John Legere is becoming “increasingly” responsible “for the prospects of an enlarged company.”  John Legere, the chief executive officer of T-Mobile who’s known for wearing … [read full article]

John Legere reportedly earned more than Verizon and AT&T chiefs last year

T-Mobile may still be number 4 carrier based on overall subscribers, but last year it outperformed all the rest, bar Verizon. This turnaround in fortune is largely attributed to the affect of John Legere since his arrival. His Un-carrier and Un-CEO approach to the wireless industry has been refreshing to say the least, and has been key in T-Mobile’s rise from “no hope” carrier to being the one network operator people can’t stop … [read full article]

#AbolishOverages petition reaches 100k signatures in 8 days

Last Monday, T-Mobile announced its 3rd of three plans to change the mobile industry for the better. And – although the phases weren’t officially given any Uncarrier phase numbers, they were still pretty industry-altering in nature. The last of which was not only the announcement that it would abolish overages for its customers, but also a petition for other wireless carriers to do the same. John Legere laid down the gauntlet for his … [read full article]