T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm resigns
AT&T pulled out of the deal and Humm turned his focus toward making T-Mobile the most affordable carrier amongst the nation's top four mobile operators. T-Mobile, though. has been losing post-paid customers and its pre-paid business has been bailing the company out.
Humm also was in the CEO's office at a time that T-Mobile became a force in 4G with its HSPA+ 42Mbps network. Recent tests showed that network beating Verizon's LTE pipeline in 11 cities. The mobile operator is currently planning out an LTE network of its own using its AWS spectrum for the service. T-Mobile has a deal with Verizon to buy some of the latter's AWS spectrum only if Verizon gets approval from the Feds to close a deal it has to purchase spectrum from a group of cable companies. Humm was never able to get the Apple iPhone for his customers, although 1 million unlocked units are said to be running over T-Mobile's pipeline.
2. NexusKoolaid posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:12 5 0
I guess he'll be Humming a different tune now....
20. disneydad posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:19 0 0
Just so everyone is clear and can stop with the puns (lol) , it is pronounced Hue-mm.
3. Birds posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:32 3 6
Maybe they can get somebody who will get a top of the line phone and not CHARGE 300$ for it and decide to call it a subsidy... tisk, tisk, tisk... republicans these days..
5. TerryCrowley posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:13 1 0
I have no idea what you just posted. "who will get a top of the line phone" wat.
9. Birds posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:18 2 0
Lol, i was typing one handed and trying to mop at the same time. Had a buisy day lol.
14. TerryCrowley posted on 27 Jun 2012, 22:43 3 0
What's a buisy?
15. remixfa posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:43 1 1
that was the most idiotic thing ive seen since the last time Taco posted. seriously.. stop smoking crack.. its bad for you.
17. TerryCrowley posted on 28 Jun 2012, 02:35 0 2
Stop smoking bath salts. You snort them not smoke them. They're good for you.
22. parkwaydr posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:18 0 0
I don't think something that makes people eat other faces can be deemed " good for you" even sarcastically.
6. jmoita2 posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:28 0 0
I wonder how many millions he will cart away to Europe with him...
7. tward291 posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:43 2 1
Best news all year. Now tmobile can truly begin to rebuild.
8. JGuinan007 posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:14 3 0
The rats are the 1st to go when the ship starts sinking.
11. lubba posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:00 1 1
Thank goodness! This guy sucks! Has no clue the needs of customers.
13. disneydad posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:54 1 0
Actually had a chance to talk briefly with him when I met him at a T-Mobile meeting not long after the announcement of the ATT acquisition. Very nice gentleman. He seemed that he liked living in Germany more than Washington.
Jim Ailing always seemed like a natural fit to replace the previous CEO but I think DT wanted a home grown executive to run the ship while they shopped TMO. Now that it's clear that is not happening and no true chance for growth Humm probably wanted to go on to greener pastures.
T-Mobile is moving more towards a 50/50 post/pre carrier with the success of the Monthly 4G and MVNOs like Simple Mobile. I do think they are better off, as they have been, plowing their money into the network and their frontline sales people.
16. remixfa posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:44 0 0
i was with you until the last 3 words.
the front line sales people get jack compared to every other major carrier in the US.
sad but true.
18. disneydad posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:17 0 0
I hear what you're saying Remixfa. I always attributed that to the fact that T-Mobile's pockets are shallow and because the plans don't cost you an arm and a leg.
Not like VZ and ATT, where your monthly plan revenue pays their advertising costs and commission. By the way, I still don't get how Sprint stays in business with their massive debt load. lol
19. lubba posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:18 0 1
Hopefully Tmo will find someone who's smarter at the game.
21. Jeradiah3 posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:44 0 0
Tmobile has been thru alot this year and now the CEO resigned?? Im going to say it again............WHY DIDNT TMOBILE MERGE WITH AT&T??? all of this wouldve been avoided. i know that im the only one that thinks this, but Tmobile has been the 4th leading carrier for years now and even if the iPhone wouldve been added to their lineup, they would still be in the red like Sprint is right now
What else will happen to Tmobile before New Years Day 2013????????
23. balkan posted on 28 Jun 2012, 23:52 0 0
what??? merger with ATT?? LOL... I left ATT because a lot of reasons, and i don't care for Iphone, hope T-MO never add this terrible phone to their line..why in the world people want Iphone anyway ..they need add more high end MOTOROLA phone for sure..