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'Stop the bullshit': T-Mobile CEO calls out two year contracts and the carriers that support them

0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 11:11 posted on

“Stop the bullshit.” It’s a rare thing to hear from a chief executive of a big company, a protest against ridiculously high smartphone bills…

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 13:43

47. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


To bad T-mobile doensn't exist in Montana

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:21 1

54. prayerofaltair (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


lol ok that's all well and good not having a contract...as long as you're willing to pay higher dollars for a lower end phone

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:18

55. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Let me get this straight...... a company whom, up till now not only locked their customers into a two year contract but ALSO made them pay the full retail cost of the phone over the course of 20 months is now ragging on other carriers who legitimately subsidized their phone pricing in EXCHANGE for a two year commitment (instead of in addition to) to their service?

Pot, meet kettle.

On another note, best price doesn't always equate to good service. I often have to let my boyfriend use my WiFi hotspot via Foxfi because I will have full LTE and he's suddenly surfing on EDGE. He has the HTC One X on TMo. I still have unlimited on VZW (thank God) and they will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. With four lines on our family share I sense a lot of upgrade swapping in my future. Let's see how the S4 and the Motorola X do....

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:21

56. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


BTW, does anyone else find his outfit slightly amusing? Bright pink TMo shirt + grayish sweater.... hmmmm.... lol

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:21

59. terabyteRouser (Posts: 419; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


wasn't amused -_-

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 12:50

73. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


I meant it scarred my eyeballs. Lol

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:27 1

61. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


tmobile is garbage and will continue to be. anyone who actually drives outside the city limits can attest to this.

dea john i appreciate your enthusiasm and competitive nature, but anyone who has used tmobile and has switched to at&t or verizon knows the truth. your company has a long way to go before talking crap about at&t or verizon

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:12 1

62. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I call T-Mobile bulls**t myself. I just went on there an see what their cost on service and phone. So this who it works out. 1st S3 $69.99 the next 2 S3 $218.00 for both. So it's $287.99 plus tax so far right. Family plan $80.00 for 2 line plus $10.00 for each additional line o total $90.00 plus. Not bad right? WAIT not finish...It's $20 per line for unlimited 4G, so it's $150.00 right? STILL not finish it's additional $20.00 per phone for 24 months. That's a total of $210.00 per month plus tax. $210.00 times 24 months=$5,040 plus tax. Each phone will cost you $549.99 for the first one than another $589.99 for each additional phones after 2 years. So how is this compare to Sprint's unlimited package. So they claim their unlimited package is a better deal.

The bulls**tter is bulls**tting the people that only sees the value at time of sign up only....this is why I left T-Mobile a long time ago. They haven't been living up to their expectations!!!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 21:41

65. al3ksoj3di (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I've said it before and I'll say it again, this plan makes no sense for a family. I have ATT with 4 lines all smartphones on a share everything 10 gig plan and pay monthly after my company discount $210. Same plan on TMO is $160. GREAT DEAL you say but WAIT I don't have any phones! Personally I have 2 gs3's and 2 iphones. so to get these 4 phones on TMO's plan would run me roughly $2300 outright. At $100 down and $20 a month for each phone thats an extra $80 to my $160 and voila now I'am paying $240. So John, I guess its you that must stop the Bull$#!t. What this is really about is TMO getting paid upfront which I have no problem with but lets just call it what it is and lets stop the unnecessary grandstanding.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 21:49

66. al3ksoj3di (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I've said it before and I'll say it again, this plan makes no sense for a family. I have ATT with 4 lines all smartphones on a share everything 10 gig plan and pay monthly after my company discount $210. Same plan on TMO is $160. GREAT DEAL you say but WAIT I don't have any phones! Personally I have 2 gs3's and 2 iphones. so to get these 4 phones on TMO's plan would run me roughly $2300 outright. At $100 down and $20 a month for each phone thats an extra $80 to my $160 and voila now I'am paying $240. So John, I guess its you that must stop the Bull$#!t. What this is really about is TMO getting paid upfront which I have no problem with but lets just call it what it is and lets stop the unnecessary grandstanding.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 22:26

67. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Was the word BULLs**t beeped like it gets *** here on PA :D

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:01

68. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Can they still offer subsidized prices without two year contracts?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:22

69. siberstorm (unregistered)


Too bad he didn't back it up with any worthwhile plans that I would actually want. I've been off contract with a grandfathered family plan for years now. And T-mobile is the worst network for any sort of phone compatibility with their terrible exclusive AWS spectrum. He sure spouts a lot of bulls**t himself.

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