T-Mobile continues to rip AT&T in full page USAToday ad on Tuesday
If you're not sure what all the talk is about, it seems that AT&T is making you pay twice for a new phone that you don't even get to keep. We pointed that out last Tuesday. AT&T's plan has you continuing to pay a monthly service price that includes the subsidized price of a phone that you are also paying monthly for. Last Tuesday, in a tweet, T-Mobile CEO John Legere related how he couldn't believe that AT&T didn't cut its service price to account for the monthly payment you are already making on the handset. The executive quickly become one of our favorite hashtag wits by tagging his tweet #asktheschoolkids, making fun of AT&T's widely seen television commercials.
AT&T is probably not going to take this lying down, so you can expect a response from the nation's second largest carrier soon.
1. joey18 (Posts: 526; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
when the new iphone release who is going to have better plans att and verizon are overpriced so sprint and tmobile will have chance to surpace att and verizon
2. MobileLyfe (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
Getting the new iPhone is not nearly enough to make T-Mobile pass either of those two, and especially not Sprint. The price difference between all the carriers only varies from 5-15 a month depending on your plan. If you don't need unlimited data (like 95% of Americans) Verizon or AT&T are your best best. If you need Unlimted, T-mobile will most likely be your choice. Sprint's network is a Joke.
4. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
The only possible for tmo to pass those two you mention is to explore their network in urban and in rural area.
8. Daftama (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Easy there with sprint network still better than t-mobile and as bad as you think they are.. T-Mobile will never surpass them in network or customer just cause it sucks for doesn't mean it sucks for the millions of other...
21. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
are you dumb.
go speed test sprint's 3G... and tell me where you can find some of that fabled wimax or LTE
24. Daftama (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Let's try NY by the end of 2014 if not sooner you will see sprint 4G
22. miles16852 (Posts: 208; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
i agree with you, 8 years ago sprint coverage was terrible, but to say 'T-Mobile will never surpass them in network or customer' is just TOTALLY WRONG! just because you thinik tmob has not currently surpassed sprint today, does NOT mean it wont ever happen !
25. Daftama (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
T-Mobile actually stepped it from what they were.. Now that softbank is backing sprint it's going to be really hard to pass them give sprint another couple of years they are just starting to learn how the game works they will be the favorite of all
15. Daftama (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
This is nothing more than a political move to get attention... Regular ads not working what's the next best thing attack others...
19. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
And I for one hope it works. The big two have been aggressively pushing the price envelope for too long - they could use a little heat, IMO.
26. Daftama (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
They only thing t-mobile is showed the the big two how to make more money lol... I would love for t-mobile and sprint surpass them but that's light years away unless they join forces hmmm
3. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Hey, tmo....slowdown! remember, at&t is 2nd biggest carrier and almost all flagship phone you can find are from them.
Just continue improving/exploring your services and network.
Good luck...tmo consumer!
23. miles16852 (Posts: 208; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
doesnt matter how BIG they are or not! if your not under contract with att or verizon, then why are you paying $20 amonth? its because your a stupid idiotic consumer, DUH DUH DUH DUH !
5. fatTony (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)
...program makes you pay the full cost of your phone in addition to you monthly service agreement...
...in addition to you (not your) monthly service? I think I just found a spelling error in there. I hope they fix it before publishing it.
7. JamesW (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
You just may be the one who wants to check your(not you) statement for spelling errors because they did spell it correctly. They are talking to the customer in second person lol. I'm sure they put the ad through extensive checks before publishing.
13. fatTony (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)
Sounds like we have a want-to-be professor on our hands. Don't you know that common errors such as this one slips past editors all the time? News paper articles as well as some text books have this kind of error from time to time. I hope you know that when using the personal pronoun You to show ownership (in this case monthly bill), it becomes your. One should never say "YOU Monthly bill is past due so YOU account has been suspended." Heads up, kid, you may not be as smart as you think. It's 2013, my friend, education is a great thing.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5912; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Maybe now we know why AT&T had the hots for T-Mo - they wanted to muzzle Legere....
9. papss (unregistered)
Signs of desperation I say..
11. bigbmc26 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 May 2012)
How? The AT&T Next program is a rip off. Most tech blogs have done the math for the consumer. Seems T-Mobile is just calling a spade a spade. No desperation, just making fun of a giant bending their customers over.
10. dcgore (Posts: 207; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
I am switching to tmo when the new iphone comes out. I am tired of AT&T greedy practices.
12. TheMan (Posts: 416; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
AT&T doesn't have to respond so "soon" may never come.
More important, I think of House of Pain's "Jump Around" first, Van Halen's "Jump" second.
14. jfuente11 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
Let's just say that the additonal price that AT&T customers are paying for is for the network coverage service that they are getting. I mean, there are still areas that T-Mo does not cover. But as of the moment, T-Mobile is on the right track for providing an exceptional Customer Service. For the customer experience, it's getting there!
16. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Att is more expensive but coverage is best around here in houston and surrounding included Verizon so I kinda understand why but it is still too expensive
18. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Coverage quality is completely beside the point. Their already too-expensive price more than sufficiently paid for the better coverage. With their new upgrade program you're paying even more yet your coverage remains the same.
17. ar2730 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 May 2012)
I love this guy!!!! Calling AT&T out like they should be. Come on T-Mo we need better coverage in rural Louisiana, and I will join the PINK!
20. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Maybe if TMo had more than more than 19 towers, I'd give them a try.