Tag Archives: John Legere

T-Mobile-Sprint merger scrutinized during House hearing

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure testified in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, but they weren’t the only ones testifying. The panel also included Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, who opposed the merger and said that it would lead to higher prices for consumers and 30,000 fewer jobs. He called out T-Mobile’s acquisition of iWireless, saying that T-Mo closed all iWireless call … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint execs will talk up 5G, Huawei, and more in merger hearing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint chairman Marcelo Claure will both testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology tomorrow. Before they do, though, the text of their testimonies has been posted online. In his testimony, Legere claims that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger “ensures that America secures 5G leadership today and in the future.” Legere and Claure say that T-Mobile and Sprint’s spectrum portfolios compliment each other, with T-Mo posessing long range … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares full Q4 2018 results, including update on 4G LTE network

After giving us a tease of its Q4 2018 results last month, T-Mobile today spilled all of the details of its final quarter of 2018. T-Mobile today reaffirmed that it added a record 2.4 million customers in Q4 2018, with a total of 7.0 million customers added in all of 2018. Also of note is that Q4 2018 was the 23rd straight quarter that T-Mo has added more than 1 million customers. T-Mobile ended the … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to offer same or better rate plans for T-Mo and Sprint customers post-merger

One concern that opponents of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger have is that the deal could lead to increased prices for consumers. Today T-Mobile and CEO John Legere submitted letters to the FCC to make a pledge that prices won’t go up. New T-Mobile has committed to offering the same or better rate plans as those offered by T-Mobile or Sprint as of today’s date for three years following the merger. “We are the Un-carrier. If we … [read full article]

T-Mobile teases Super Bowl LIII announcement

T-Mobile has been running ads in the Super Bowl for the past several years, and 2019 is no different. T-Mo has confirmed that it’s running an ad during Super Bowl LIII, and it says that it’s got something to announce during the big game. Unsurprisingly, T-Mobile hasn’t given any clues about what it’s going to announce, but it did confirm that its announcement has nothing to do with 5G, its upcoming TV streaming service, or … [read full article]

John Legere and Marcelo Claure will testify in hearing about T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Feb. 13

Next month, John Legere and Marcelo Claure will once again testify in front of a subcommittee regarding the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce and House Judiciary Committee will hold a joint hearing on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger on February 13. The complete list of hearing participants is still being confirmed, but both T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure have agreed to testify. This is the second … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump hotel following Sprint merger announcement, says new report

The FCC may have paused the 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but there is still some news regarding the deal coming out. The day after T-Mobile and Sprint announced their merger, nine T-Mobile executives stayed at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to a report from The Washington Post. These execs were on the hotel’s list of “VIP Arrivals” that included CTO Neville Ray, CFO Braxton Carter, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Netflix On Us will cover the cost of Netflix price increase

Netflix today confirmed that it’s raising prices on all of its streaming plans for U.S. subscribers, but T-Mobile says that nothing is changing for its customers right now. T-Mobile CEO John Legere says that despite the Netflix price hike, T-Mo’s Netflix On Us feature won’t change “for now”. Legere adds that T-Mobile is working with Netflix to “determine what impact, if any, this may have down the road.” More info should be available by May … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to location data scandal, says it’s ‘completely ending’ aggregator work

Days after a new report came out that show that T-Mobile and other carriers were selling customer location data that could easily be bought and used by bounty hunters to track a phone’s location, T-Mobile has said that it’s working to end that practice. T-Mobile said in a statement to The Verge that it has “blocked access to device location data for any request submitted by Zumigo.” In the report that came out earlier this … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolling out Magenta Insiders program to get feedback from customers

T-Mobile CEO John Legere often says that listening to customers is a priority, and now it looks like T-Mo has rolled out a new program to help do just that. A new T-Mobile program called Magenta Insiders has launched. Reddit user BountyHunter177 shared photos of a package from T-Mo with two “I <3 T” t-shirts, a Samsung Galaxy S9, and a card welcoming them to the program. “With your feedback on our latest products … [read full article]