T-Mobile holding another earnings call drinking game, this time for its own live stream


After hosting drinking games for Verizon and AT&T’s earnings calls last month, T-Mobile says that it’ll be holding the “Last Call” edition tomorrow.

T-Mobile will have an earnings call drinking game when it live streams its Q4 2015 results tomorrow, February 17, at 8:30 am ET (the actual results will be released at 6:00 am ET). Every time that anyone mentions “listening to customers,” John Legere says a four-letter swear word, or Mike Sievert says “Un-carrier,” you’ll need to take one drink. There could be quite a few drinks taken because of these actions.

Next up, you’ll need to take two drinks if Braxton Carter appears in a magenta sombrero, if Neville Ray says both “Verizon” and “Balls” in the same sentence, or if someone’s vocabulary takes a turn for the R-rated.

Finally, there’s the “Finish your drink if…” tier, which includes three seemingly unlikely actions. You’ll need to go bottoms up if someone compliments AT&T or Verizon, if there’s someone wearing a suit and tie — a real one, tuxedo t-shirts don’t count — or if someone calls Sprint a legit competitor or mentions doing a “listening tour.” Lately Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has been visiting various US cities, talking to consumers and visiting Sprint stores as part of a “listening tour.”

You can watch John Legere and Co. discuss T-Mobile’s Q4 2015 results for yourself on YouTube tomorrow morning. And if you’re thinking about playing the drinking game, maybe grab a couple of whatever beverage you’ll be enjoying, because some of these actions could happen multiple times.


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  • CravingMender9

    did you mean drinking game in the title?

    • Alex Wagner

      Yep. Fixed!

  • Drinking Game

    Hopefully, I am misinterpreting the T-mobile marketing gimmick, that is, T-mobile is encouraging reckless drinking of Alcoholic beverages.

    • Daniel Marchand

      They didn’t specify what beverage, doesn’t say must do game with shots of tequila… Grab a cup of water or alcohol free beer or whatever…

      • The pain point problem is that Tequila doesn’t mix with Starbucks coffee like the former operational executive, whom currenly holds a title in a building on the same city block as Red Bull. Legere offered Coffee/Tequila combo once. I suggest you don’t. These days, the only thing Germans have mastered is beer.

        Americans even mastered how to make a good Riesling. You can also find the one of the best Rieslings in America when you take a trip down NE Novelty Hill Road; it’s made in an area where T-Mobile doesn’t work very well until you get to the winery. They have great whine, cheese and crackers. It’s odd how that works.

    • I’m more of a fan of Scotch myself; nothing like a Laphroaig or Irish coffee to start the day. Isn’t Legere Irish? That’s likely why he has such problems with people and women.

      However, the encouragement of drinking by teams in marketing at the Field Service Center will turn you into a regular patron at “The Keg”.

      Upvote me if I’m right or your here because your life at Publicis depends on drinking games or if you think T-Mobile is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    • patt

      Yea they are telling you to drink vodka with no chaser. Russian style! yea buddy!

  • NardVa

    Technically you can drink anything, but we all know the drinking game is synonymous with alcohol.

    • Of course. Still, we all need more of these things to take our minds off of doing “heavy lifting” or whatever it is that Neville Ray decides to brand it these days.

      Still, Neville isn’t able to hire and that’s a serious pain point problem. Some people who live in reality would call this being a bad executive.

      But with signing authority, he can definitely order a tanker truck full of the finest Tanqueray English Gin; he can also gin up contracts with AmericanTower/CrownCastle to satisfy marketing campaign efforts.

      Neville is a terrible manager when it comes to building a team that can build a network in-house. That’s why it’s all outsourced. But let’s face facts. Who in their right mind would would hire him if they wheeled him out the back door..?

  • kgraham182

    Hopefully, there will be talks of their 5G future. Both Dumb & Dumber are planning for 5G, and will have a limited city wide network by the end of 2016. 5G will be here sooner than we think with it’s emphasis on video. John & Co can’t fail to be last to the next generation again, coverage will always be the key to a profitable MOBILE network.

    • Nah. The people you call “Dumb and Dumber” are actually very hard working people. There’s a stock statistic that everyone goes off of called “revenue per employee”.

      At T-Mobile, each employee is responsible for about US$660,000.00 in revenue; and it used to be north of US$1.5M. However, at other companies like AT&T and Verizon, the revenue on a per-employee basis is about US$100,000-$150,000 less of today’s numbers. What this means, from an operational perspective, is that Verizon and AT&T have dedicated more resources and employees holding titles like “Engineer” instead of “Phone Doctor” and aren’t named Annie Garrigan (formerly a KIRO CBS anchor lady in Seattle) that have a husband who runs a PR firm.

    • FILA

      I like how people are talking 5G now. Arnt we skipping LTE Advanced. LTE in theory can be a hell of alot faster then what we have now.

  • Mike

    Too early to drink the good stuff!!

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile is taking over The Wireless Industry. My personal experience has been fantastic. My signal is very strong, 5 bars in my house all the time, my data speeds are sick, getting over 50 mb down & 30 up. Speeds keep getting faster, very impressive. I couldn’t be happier. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.