Tag Archives: John Legere

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]

T-Mobile to offer rate plan discount and half-off Samsung smartphones to military customers

T-Mobile’s latest initiative is all about the military. Starting April 22, T-Mobile One Military will be available to military and their families. This includes active duty military, Reserve, National Guard, veterans, and Gold Star families, as well as small businesses owned by military members, up to 12 voice lines. T-Mobile One Military offers 20 percent off the first line of service and up to half off additional lines. That means that the first line is $55 … [read full article]

T-Mobile US does not store customer passwords in plain text

This week, T-Mobile Austria admitted that it stores part of customer passwords in plain text. “The customer service agents see the first four characters of your password. We store the whole password, because you need it for the login for mein.t-mobile.at”, a T-Mo Austria rep explained. Many T-Mobile US customers are wondering if their carrier does the same thing, but T-Mo says that it does not. T-Mobile US tells me that it does not store passwords … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sidekicks are official and now available for pre-order

T-Mobile has followed last year’s T-Mobile Onesie with another piece of April Fools’ Day clothing. The T-Mobile Sidekicks are inspired by the iconic T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Rather than a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and a flip-out screen, these are magenta Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with smartphone features like a heavy duty “stepscreen”, a camera built in to the toe so that you can use your leg as a selfie stick, and retractable “lacebuds” to … [read full article]

Apple’s new iPad with Apple Pencil support is coming to T-Mobile

UPDATE: T-Mobile will begin selling Apple’s new iPad on March 30. It’ll be available in stores and online.   ORIGINAL: Apple today introduced an updated iPad, and it’s coming to T-Mobile. The updated iPad features a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 display and an A10 Fusion processor which offers improved CPU and graphics performance compared to last year’s iPad. Another notable upgrade of this iPad is support for the Apple Pencil, which previously only worked with iPad Pro models. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer free T-Mo apron, $4 movie ticket, and more next week

Next Tuesday will be the final T-Mobile Tuesday of February 2018, and T-Mobile is planning some special offers to ensure February goes out with a bang. For the February 27 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mobile customers can score a free T-Mobile apron. There are two versions — magenta with white text and black with magenta text — and each one has the T-Mobile logo along with the #SlowCookerSunday hashtag in celebration of two years of CEO … [read full article]