Tag Archives: John Legere

MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile, launching new plans with Amazon Prime and Google One

Five years after MetroPCS officially merged with T-Mobile, the prepaid brand is getting a major makeover. MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile. The service is coming next month and will offer four rate plans, including two new options that’ll include unlimited talk, text, and LTE data along with services from Google and Amazon. Metro by T-Mobile’s base plan will start at $30 per month with taxes and fees included and offers 2GB of LTE data and mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile releases video teaser for August 15th Un-carrier announcement

With one week to go before T-Mobile’s next Un-carrier move, CEO John Legere has dropped a teaser for the big announcement. The brief video shows Legere sealing a wooden crate that’s labeled “Decommissioned” and then wheeling it into a room that holds “Relics of the wireless industry”. There are references to things T-Mobile has targeted with past Un-carrier moves, like contracts, data limits, and taxes and fees. Unlike some of the other guys, we like … [read full article]

T-Mobile says next Un-carrier move coming August 15th

Ready for the next Un-carrier move? Hopefully you are, because it’s coming soon. T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed on today’s Q2 2018 earnings call that T-Mo’s next Un-carrier move will be revealed on August 15th. “Isn’t it about time we shake things up in this industry again? Let me just say that our next industry-shaking Un-carrier move is just two weeks away,” Legere said. “I’ll leave it at that and let the speculation begin. I can’t … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Q2 2018 was its best second quarter ever, 1.58 million new customers added

T-Mobile’s Q2 2018 earnings are in, and it looks like T-Mo extended its streak of quarters with more than one million customer adds. T-Mobile says that the second quarter of 2018 was its best Q2 ever, adding 1.58 million customers. That makes Q2 2018 the 21st straight quarter that T-Mo had more than 1 million net adds. That 1.58 million adds includes 1.02 million postpaid customers and 91,000 prepaid customers. When it comes to churn, T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure talk up merger in front of Senate antitrust subcommittee

As part of their effort to get make the T-Mobile and Sprint merger happen, T-Mo CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure today testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. The panel included Senator Mike Lee [R-UT], Senator Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], and Senator Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]. Legere and Claure made 5G a focus of their arguments in favor of the merger. Both executives stressed how important it is for the … [read full article]

T-Mobile won’t sell location data to ‘shady middlemen’, says CEO John Legere

UPDATE: T-Mobile today sent me the following statement regarding this news: “We ended all transmission of customer data to Securus and are terminating our location aggregator agreements.”   ORIGINAL: Today several U.S. carriers committed to stop selling customer location data to brokers, and now T-Mobile CEO John Legere has chimed in on the matter. Legere has said that he’s “personally evaluated” the issue involving user location data, pledging that T-Mo “will not sell customer location data … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint continue to advocate for their merger as they officially file FCC documents

As expected, T-Mobile and Sprint today continued work on their merger deal by filing a Public Interest Statement with the FCC. The two companies also made announcements to talk up their merger and share some more details on their plans. 5G is a major focus of T-Mobile and Sprint, with the two carriers saying that together they’ll be able to deploy a much better 5G network than either could if they remain separate. T-Mobile … [read full article]

U.S. Senate committee sets date for hearing on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint may have struck a merger deal, but the agreement will need regulatory approval before it’s allowed to happen. Part of that process will happen next month. A U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on June 27th. Officials have told Reuters that it’s likely that T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will testify. The hearing was announced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s memo to employees about Sprint merger leaks out

Earlier today, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached an agreement on a merger deal they claim will help boost the rollout of 5G, create jobs, and spur competition. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sent an internal memo to T-Mo employees at the same time of the announcement to assure them that the deal is a good one, and now it’s leaked out. Sources have sent Legere’s internal memo to TmoNews, giving us the chance to … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger deal official

After multiple rumors and leaks this month, T-Mobile and Sprint today confirmed that they’ve entered into a merger agreement. According to the announcement that was just made, the combined company will simply be known as T-Mobile and will be headquartered at T-Mo’s current HQ in Bellevue, WA, with a second headquarters in Overland Park, KS, where Sprint is headquartered. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will hold 42 percent ownership of the combined company while Sprint majority … [read full article]