John Legere announces giveaway to celebrate 3M Twitter followers, top prize is trip to Mars


UPDATE: Legere said today, October 7, that the giveaway isn’t appropriate right now, likely because of Hurricane Matthew. It’s on hold until next week.


A couple of weeks after celebrating his fourth anniversary at T-Mobile, John Legere has surpassed the three million follower milestone on Twitter. Today he announced a giveaway to celebrate the achievement.

Legere today revealed the JLL Trip to Mars Sweepstakes, which offers different prizes based on the number of retweets his tweet gets. Here are the four prize tiers:

  • 10,000 retweets: One $800 airline credit to be used for a trip anywhere in the US
  • 50,000 retweets: Novus Zero Gravity Recliner worth $1,995
  • 100,000 retweets: Zero gravity experience worth $5,500
  • 1,000,000 retweets: SpaceX trip to Mars worth $200,000

The trip to Mars is the highlight here, with one winner getting to travel in space. Few people ever get to go to space at all, and a trip to Mars is currently a major focus of companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. However, it’s worth noting that this contest’s official rules say that “in the case that a trip to Mars is not commercially available,” the winner will get a check worth the value of the trip. While that’s not a trip to Mars, it’s still a pretty nice prize.

This sweepstakes will run from October 5 until October 11 at 11:59 PM PT. The winner will be announced at 12:00 PM PT on October 12. If you’d like to enter, retweet this John Legere tweet.


  • Tmo-worker

    Meanwhile another pay cut for employees just happened

    • johnnyfromtmobile

      What happened to us? I work for Tmobile as well..

    • gmo8492

      They cut your hours?

    • csr specialist

      Dude don’t know what he is talking about. I haven’t seen any pay cuts and I have seen overtime offered. Go away troll

  • SP_Jon_M3

    Will my Simple Choice plan get free international data and texting on Mars?

    • Fabian

      That’s International. Not Interplanetary.

  • Fabian

    For the Twitter w*****!

    • Fabian

      I’m pretty sure some are gonna try the 1,000,000.

  • bumrocky

    But….there’s no service on Mars…So he’d lose a customer. I KNOW! He’s gonna rig the system to give the prize to the most annoying customer out there so they stop calling all the time!

    • Omar Cardenas

      Na tmobile already put up cell towers in mars

      • Jsun

        Band 12?

        • bumrocky

          1.21 JiggaHertz!

  • samsung freud

    Can I send some one to mars in my place?
    I have a list…..

    • noh1bvisas

      send hillary. one way.

      • Andrew Singleton

        She’d be the only survivor.

        • noh1bvisas

          just like a cockroach.

        • Andrew Singleton


    • Send Trump. John and T-Mobile hate him.

  • Orlando Perez Jr

    A trip to Mars is worth MORE than $200,000 though… just to launch someone into space it’s like $10Million or more, no? I’ll take it though…

  • Ron B

    Can anyone explain why the “un-carrier” is now charging a $0.75 “tax” every time I refill my prepaid plan online, but if I buy a refill card from a store, I don’t get charged that “tax”?

    It just doesn’t seem to jive with the “un-carrier” principles.

    • noh1bvisas

      i know my state just instituted a new tax on many online digital purchases. sound like the culprit.

  • TheRealKingSen

    A contest that revolves around his ever expanding ego and not the company he runs

    • noh1bvisas

      name one CEO without a big ego.

    • Eli Medina

      Dude, he basically picked up T-mobile from the hands of the big two and make it it way better. Just hope he keeps it that way.

  • Eli Medina

    How about keep expanding the 700-HZ signal instead.

    Same story, as soon as a company makes a few dollars, they get all excited and lose it.

  • jtrpop

    Is there a T-Mobile coverage map of Mars?

    • themask128

      How about a trip to Mars for humans that goes there and back first haha

  • sino8r

    Could someone send him a free trip to the barber? Dude’s starting to look like the freakin’ Cryptkeeper. He looks ridiculous!