T-Mobile Q3 earnings call to take place in “true Un-carrier” style on Oct. 28

T-Mobile-John-Legere-615x349 This morning, T-Mobile announced that it will be holding its 3rd quarter earnings call on October 28 at 11am Eastern. But if you’re expecting the usual conference call with tons of numbers and figures, boring analyst speak and no social interaction, you’re in for a treat. The company claims that it will use its Un-carrier approach to change financial reporting.

T-Mobile is on a mission to change the wireless industry and is now applying its Un-carrier approach to quarterly reporting. Scripted remarks will be kept to a minimum in order to provide more time for free-flowing dialogue with analysts, investors, and media on the call. The company will also take questions via Twitter at the company’s new IR handle: @TMobileIR.

Legere states that he wants to replace the “endless drone of scripts with open exchanges” and will turn to Twitter to do so. Investors, analysts and media will be able to quiz the executive team using the uber-popular social network, instead of needing to call in, punch codes and go through all that rigmarole.

If you want to listen in, you still can. Just head on over to http://investor.t-mobile.com next week when the call is due to take place and tune in to the webcast.

Legere is also due to be part of Re/code’s Code/Mobile event next Monday, October 27 after the earnings materials are published for the following day. That particular event takes place at 7:30pm Pacific (10:30pm Eastern), in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • TWK

    Hey – smart. This will give the PR team time to formulate and spin responses.

  • VG

    Keeping my fingers crossed that T-Mobile has finally surpassed Sprint for total # of subscribers to finally get that #3 spot.

    • monkeybutts

      with all the iPhone users squeezing in at the last minute I wouldn’t doubt it.

      still Sprint has a few million more people it will be very close within 1-2 million I think

    • Verizonthunder

      I have been using sensorly app to expand the new LTE coverage for T-Mobile they are the only carrier keeping there promise.

      • Aaron C

        Was a little upset to discover Sensorly wasnt included in the free speed test apps from T-Mo.

    • AJ2

      Is that going to affect your service?

      • VG

        Just tired of hearing about “The Big 3” who all claim a new iPhone 6 is only $199. As more and more people join T-Mobile, perhaps the typical American consumer will understand the whole subsidy model still used by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. I still think Apple’s own website is misleading, showing The Big 3 iPhone 6 models starting at $199 while the T-Mobile model starts at $649.

        And yes, if T-Mobile grabs the #3 spot, their brand recognition will improve and more customers will join, pumping up T-Mobile’s revenue that can be used for increased cellular expansion.

        • bob90210

          T-Mobile shows “$0 up front” in big bright letters and “$64992 full retail price” in smaller grey letters.

        • VG

          Yes, but the Apple web site always shows the T-Mobile models at full price, no mention of a $0 down option. I doubt Apple sells many iPhones to people who walk into the Apple store (or on the Apple web site) who intend to sign up for T-Mobile service due to this huge price differential (not counting those people who are clearly buying the unlocked T-Mobile model from Apple to use the phone on another GSM carrier, and have no intention of signing up for T-Mobile service).

        • Nurdface Gamerhandz

          I have a friend who works at apple who I recently converted and he sells loads of tmobile service now that they can do EIP and JUMP. Before September they couldn’t.

        • VG

          Really? You can now do T-Mobile EIP and JUMP at the Apple Store? I never heard that! Is this advertised anywhere on Apple’s web site?

        • Nurdface Gamerhandz

          Not as far as I know, but they just went through training for all three major carriers’ payment plans (JUMP, NEXT, EDGE) with of course no word on Sprint. I’m currently feeling around to see if I can do my iPad’s jump upgrade in store (Being an employee account, I can’t do it for a good while through T-Mobile)

        • Aaron C

          Can’t agree with this more. I recently saw a comment in a well-known Android forum where someone was asking about what price the Nexus 6 would probably be. The first answer? “Likely $199 on every carrier but T-Mobile.” Leaving one to assume that “full price” will only happen on T-Mobile.

    • bob90210

      Wahoo!!! Third place out of four. T-Mobile has a new slogan: Not the worst carrier.

      • donnybee

        This made me chuckle, actually :)

        But really, I’m one of them who is rooting for the 3rd spot! You can’t eat an elephant all at once!

      • g2a5b0e

        There are actually dozens of carriers across the country. Nice hate comment though.

    • daniel

      John said he expects that to happen around Thanksgiving time. Wouldn’t be surprised if it happens earlier.

  • vinnyjr

    Since John Legere and his Team has taken over at T-Mobile the US Mobile Industry has been completely changed for the better. If not for John Legere the US Carriers would still be charging ridiculous prices for dumb ass plans, there would be not great deals on new devices as we have now. Thank You John Legere, Thank You T-Mobile. Being a long time T-Mobile customer I would like nothing more than to see them stand by themselves as T-Mobile USA..

    • AJ2

      And thank the government for blocking the ATT merger

      • Trevnerdio

        Probably the only time I’ll ever thank a modern government.

    • Aaron C

      Amen! And Go Pats!

  • Mirad77

    Hoping for some good news and a few less analysts predicting the next sales talk of TMUS. #TMOIS3RD.

  • shamatuu

    really hope they actually do something.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    3rd place

  • Brian Perez

    I love tmobile ive been a customer since novembre of last year..but i kinda hâte it now…everytime i call the hold times are atleast 20 mins long to just be able to talk to someone… T-mobile is not equipped for such. High volume off clients its the truth..

    • Third_Eye

      Quite true. I always try the on-line chat as my first option. I get CSR within a minute and then also can at the end, save the chat session thus logging the exchange.
      Worked like a charm for me and no misunderstandings :D

    • nelagster

      Eh I disagree. I’ve had no more than 7 minute waits and even those usually turn into 3-4 minutes

    • Jay Holm

      I don’t need to call customer service for anything. I just use my phone, and pay my bill, simple as that. I’m a pretty simple person.

    • thatguy

      im calling BS…. Im international right now and had to call in to handle a few things and each time the wait times were NO LONGER than 2 minutes….mind you these calls were spread out over the day so it wasn’t a “lucky break” type of deal…..

      either that or im playing the lottery because i got lucky 4 times

    • sidekicker89

      They have other options, using Facebook, Twitter, even emailing/tweeting the CEO himself. lol

    • Aaron C

      Try T-mo chat. It’s awesome. They can do just about anything the phone reps can do and the wait is usually a minute or less. Start from the support page and it’s always up. If you start from the contact us page, sometimes it’s busy.

    • xmiro

      I’ve called several times since August and the wait has been a couple minutes at most

  • taron19119

    I wanna hear about band 12

    • Aaron C

      Me too. Would love a quick update on how the rollout is going and predictions for completion if possible.

  • sidekicker89

    When carriers report their quarterly earnings it’s usually Verizon reports first, then AT&T, Sprint, and finally T-Mobile. THIS time Sprint is reporting AFTER T-Mobile! My guess is that T-Mobile has passed Sprint in customers!! This is going to be awesome! Can’t wait.