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T-Mobile CEO John Legere learns meaning of Instant Karma

0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2014, 00:25 posted on

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has had it in for AT&T for some time. At CES 2013, he called the AT&T network "crap". So when the Air Conditioning failed during Game One of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Legere quickly hit his Twitter account. "It's bad enough when you can't power a network, but now you can't power the AC during the finals?!?!"...

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posted on 07 Jun 2014, 00:36 23

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Maybe a little bit too extreme but we got to admit he's a good CEO!

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 03:47 2

6. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 522; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


He's very consumer-oriented. He acts like he's the People's Champ!

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:32 1

42. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Um no. He's a terrible CEO he's running the company into the ground. Doesn't matter how many people they sucker into their horrid service, they are losing money and the current business model is not sustainable. How do you people not get this?

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 16:01

55. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I've always said I appreciate his "man of the people" attitude and his consumer friendliness, but I've also always said his network can't hold a candle to AT&T.

I still stand behind that ideology.

Where I live, as stated for some time, T-Mobile is still EDGE and you are lucky to get a voice call through.

Let's get on the horse here, John. You want to walk the walk and talk the talk, but your network is still in the Stone Age in a lot of places across the United States.

That's all I've got...

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 22:55

63. dorian827 (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Definitely a great CEO handling operations perfectly and proposing and delivering unlike Sprint.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 01:00 16

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I've said it before and I'll say it again, Legere is an example of big bark, little bite. I've had T-Mobile, and while AT&T isn't perfect, it utterly destroys T-Mobile in terms of coverage, especially data coverage. Not to mention AT&T isn't the carrier with the history of repeatedly getting sued and/or otherwise legally reprimanded over its misleading advertising.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 07:38 17

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Little bite? Lol since he came in, T-Mobile has had a record number of growth in subscribers. Plus they're working to improve their network.

It all depends on what area you're in.

Don't be ignorant.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 08:31

14. youlookfoolish (Posts: 176; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


T-Mobile is CRAP!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I DONT WANT SPRINT TO BUY THEM AND BE RUINED!!! OMG!!!! THIS CAN'T HAPPEN!!!

THEIR NETWORK DROPS ALL OF THE TIME AND IS TERRIBLE! THEY HAVE THE SMALLEST COVERAGE EVER!!!! IF SPRINT BUYS THEM I AM GOING STRAIGHT TO VERIZON!!!!!!

- What every T-Mobile fan sounds like, but applied to this situation. (LOL)

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 08:48 4

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I've been in two areas, one rural, one metropolitan, where I've had T-Mobile. Service was inferior both times.

CUSTOMER service used to be great, but then again, I haven't dealt much with their phone support since 2010.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 09:06 1

16. donfem (Posts: 688; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Never ever thought I will give your comment a thumb up. I just did.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 10:08 9

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So in other words you're going by with what you experienced FOUR years ago?

And you call me out about comments I make on Motorola.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 10:56 1

23. CrazyIvan (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jun 2014)


a lot of crap is still crap... at&t could be everywhere, but cust service, price plans, and speed is junk. don't even get me going on what AT&T calls "FAST & Improved """FIBEROPTIC"" " for their landlines

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 12:36 1

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, let's see, Shirley, I just checked the first area I lived in with T-Mobile, and I discovered that oh, look at that, it's still 2G coverage only in the (big) town I lived in and my parent's house out in the country is still covered by AT&T but not T-Mobile at all.

Now, they do have LTE (finally) in the second area in which I now live, which is pretty metropolitan, but out in the rural area where my friends' cabin is they still don't have anywhere close to the coverage that AT&T has out there. They claim they have signal where I know they didn't have signal 3 years ago, but then again, they claimed they had signal back then too.

So while yes, I haven't possessed a T-Mobile phone since 2011, it seems that my assessment of their coverage is still pretty damn accurate.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 12:38

28. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Don't matter how you slice it, T-Mobile network is crap. I'm basing it on past and current services. Moreover, the numbers don't lie, there's a reason the company is in last place.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 12:54

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You "checked" the area but how on earth would you know without actually having a phone in the area? Do enlighten me with your infinite wisdom.

AT&T is a larger company. While it's true they don't have the coverage as AT&T they still have wifi calling which AT&T doesn't. AT&T isn't exempt from having issues with their network, as you plainly see above. T-Mobile's improving their network, shutting down 2G and converting it to LTE.

Your assessment is based upon an outdated and slightly biased outlook. I'd say it's about as accurate as a blind man having target practice.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 12:58 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"You "checked" the area but how on earth would you know without actually having a phone in the area?"

Oh, I'm sorry, do coverage maps somehow DOWNPLAY their estimates nowadays compared to reality? Because that seems to be the exact opposite of how coverage maps have worked forever.

And just so you know, out in the country there's no such thing as Wifi calling because there's no such thing as good landline internet without paying thousands upon thousands of dollars for it.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 12:59

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Verizon network has gone down many times before. Sprint's network is the epitome of garbage.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:05

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


"Oh, I'm sorry, do coverage maps somehow DOWNPLAY their estimates nowadays compared to reality? Because that seems to be the exact opposite of how coverage maps have worked forever."

I'm not asking about the coverage maps. I'm asking about your recent experience, or lack of from the looks of it. There's a reason people suggest using apps like Sensorly.

"And just so you know, out in the country there's no such thing as Wifi calling because there's no such thing as good landline internet without paying thousands upon thousands of dollars for it."

How does that change anything? It's an option, an option that AT&T doesn't have. Obviously there's some drawbacks but can AT&T say they have it? I'm speaking in general anyhow.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:05 1

34. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because I am right.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:07 2

35. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Their coverage map is wrong, it is a lot better than they make it look. It says I only get 2G at my house and I have been getting 5 bars of LTE for months.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:08 1

36. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Sprint should be in 4th place, the only thing keeping them in 3rd is all those company/government contracts.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:08

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It doesn't matter if the option exists, because it doesn't have any relevance whatsoever to the argument I'm making that T-Mobile's network is weak, especially in rural areas (which is often where cell coverage is needed most).

And unless you're prepared to say that coverage maps show worse coverage than real life, then the coverage maps for Corning, NY and the area southeast of Howard, NY should be all the evidence I need to show that T-Mobile's coverage for either area hasn't changed in 4 years.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:10

38. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


ATT is a joke, they have Fiber at my house and the best plan is 18mbps for like $65 a month... They also force you to use their gateway and pay for it each month and its a really bad gateway that probably gives the NSA direct access to your network.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:31

41. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Um what?! That's great and all but last quarter they LOST $151 million. They can add all the subscribers they want, fact is they are hemmoraghing money, and last I checked the point of a business is to make money.
Pretty sad you needed that pointed out and explained.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:38 1

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol that's what I'm trying to drill through his head. A lot of times they don't often upgrade the coverage map right off the bat. That's why I said user experience is far better indicator. That's why I mentioned Sensorly up above.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:42

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why doesn't it matter Sniggly? Is it because AT&T doesn't have it and you're hilariously trying to dig yourself out the hole? That's the whole point of Wifi calling. To be able to call when reception is weak. Like I said there's drawbacks like actually having access to wifi. Not all rural areas are in the middle of nowhere.

No I'm prepared to say that coverage maps aren't always an indicator of real world coverage. I'll ask you again how would you know if the coverage was bad if you don't have T-Mobile service yourself in that area?

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:43

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So you're saying that T-Mobile hasn't updated their coverage map in four years?

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:45

46. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I never said a business point wasn't to make money. Would you rather them do lose more money while subscribers leave at rapid pace or take risk by changing things up while losing money at the start?

Don't forget they're investing money to upgrade their network.

Business isn't always cut and dry.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 13:47 1

47. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16281; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No, I'm saying you're grasping at straws now. I don't know what the coverage map looked like 4 years ago. All I have is your word for that. As you can see that's not very reliable.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 14:03

48. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Question for you can you enjoy 70 gb a month for 70 dollars can I get that with att

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