Wish you were John Legere? CEO receives HTC One (M8) with 24K Gold finish as a gift from HTC
Obviously a call like that didn't happen, but our point is that if you were John Legere for a day, it could! And to top it off, the T-Mobile CEO received a heck of a present today from Jason Mckenzie and the gang at HTC America. Nothing big. Just an HTC One (M8) finished in 24 carat gold. Legere promptly showed off the device on Twitter, possibly breaking the record for most drool emitted from a tweet.
What a life. Spending all day talking about new handsets and slates (there is the boring spectrum part, but that is what CTO Neville Ray handles), spending all evening chatting about smartphones and tablets, and even dreaming about devices and new Un-carrier initiatives. So who wants to be John Legere?
24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lol no Design of Htc One is what i've fall in love. No sarcasm sh*t.
2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1707; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
How about a 24K gold Lumia 1020? That would be SWEEEET!
3. frustyak (Posts: 141; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
I'll betcha he could get at least a hundred bucks on eBay for that - sweet!
4. newbey123 (Posts: 380; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Gold is too gaudy, make it platinum and we have a deal.
5. Slammer (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Your use of "Most innovative and consumer friendly carrier", is somewhat subjective to personal opinion. I haven't seen anything in bottom line that translates to consumer friendly in long term form. Tmobile is essentially skewing numbers to parry price plan perception. Somebody within the tmobile camp is going to pay for all this consumer friendly offerings. Take a guess who it will be. Yes. The consumer.
7. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
So they're innovatively screwing the consumer. There's nothing wrong with what Alan said!
9. Planterz (Posts: 564; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
With T-Mobile I pay less than I did with Verizon. I get unlimited everything, where with Verizon I had to pay $10 extra for texts (1000, even though I used less than 100), and I was limited to 4gb data/mo. WIth T-Mobile I can bring my own phone, and I'm not locked into a 2 year contract. Plus there's the fact that my speeds with T-Mobile are anywhere from 2 -10 times as fast as they were with Verizon.
I pay less, and the service is magnitudes better. Skew that, you ignorant tard.
11. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I think he's saying that the way they're going, it will be unsustainable, and saving a quick buck in the short run will hurt customers in the long run.
I'm with you. I like the fact that my family is saving almost $100/mo over what we paid for Sprint, but not knowing the specifics of T-Mobile's finances, I can't speak to whether John B. is right or not.
12. Slammer (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Saving money is a great benefit, but I dont think you're completely perceiving the landscape as I view it. Tmobile's latest offering was to offer a $40 entrance plan that promises no overage charges. I admit to the attraction. However, it is exponentially, a quite possible bait and switch(in which tmobile says it hates). The fine print says Tmobile will cease data services once the monthly allotment reaches the limit of 500mb. You can continue your service the following months at the same price if you stay within this range, OR mige to higher ground at more of a cost. So this is hypocritical and not consumer friendly. The attraction is no more innovative than any other carrier has tried and the customer is still getting derailed by possible bait and switch. No higher profiled customer from Verizon or AT&T is going to transcend to this offering. Prepaid services offer the same if not more.
John Legere is a big talker that is looking for the spotlight and the people that are being attracted to his sound bites are the media that TMO is most likely paying into and the consumers willing to save. Can't blame those willing to save, but the bottom line becomes boss and Tmobile's other offerings are of spending more than what these types of consumers are willing to pay into recovering these costs. This is classic "Ready to sell the business" practice.
13. downbeat4 (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)
You must stay confined within a 2 block radius at all times. TMOBILE's network is a joke in most places. Yes they have fast speed in some areas and yes they have unlimited data (kind of), but what good is it when your phone won't connect. They rope you in with "unlimited", which is actually unlimited 2G (2005 speeds) and charge you extra for 4G (1gb ,3gb, 5gb or unlimited 4g ) And then they pop you with "domestic roaming". If you're away from a TMobile tower and have paid for 1GB of 4G, you're alloted 10mb to roam. Once you've made that 1 FB post or app download, you're shut down until you either a. Get back to a TMobile service area b. call and add more data or c. your bill cycle renews. Sounds like fun. Oh and BTW, the cost of 1 line, w/ say, the S5 on JUMP w/ TMobile for UNLMTD T/T &1GB of 4G= $87.50 per month. The S5, on Verizon EDGE, w/ UNLMTD T/T and 1GB of data= $77.08 per month. This is just one example, there are plenty other scenarios where VZW comes out on top as far as savings....and if you thing that Verizon's services and network are inferior to TMOBILE'S, then I'm sorry to break the bad news to you, but you're delusional my friend. What TMobile has done do the industry is killer, but now that Verizon has stepped up and made some big changes to their plans, no one can touch what they offer.
6. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I just went to t-mobile store next to me to check the gear fit, and while I was there I had my hands on the m8 and S5. While the back of the S5 looks and feels better than my note 3 (much better than pictures), it looks like crap while compared to the m8, actually everything in the store looks crap compared to the M8, from the 5s, Z1s, Note 3, Flex and many others. Not just the looks of the phone, but also the way it sits in the palm of the hand is very pleasing. With that said, will I chose it over an S5 or my note 3? I believe not, other than the looks and the speakers(which isn't that decisive for me), the S5 has what I want in a phone, since after a week or two I will get used to the looks of the M8 if I get it and then I ll start missing what touchwiz and the S5 would have offered.
btw, the fit is hell of a gorgeous gadget.
14. horialin (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
Now here is e guy who can't complain about that black bezel. More bezel in front, more gold to the back.
16. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Rich people always get stuff for FREE... O.o
The poor and the dumb, will certainly pay HTC back for this gift to the unneedy. Xd
18. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1707; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
And what does the guy that dropped off HTC's CEO to MWC in his bike get?
20. andynaija (Posts: 430; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Just wondering if carat is spelled with a c, then why is it written 24K?
25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Carat = the measurement of the weight of a diamond
For instance, a 2 carat diamond weighs twice as much a 1 carat diamond.
Karat = The amount of gold in a gold substance
24K gold is 100% gold, 18K gold is 3/4 gold mixed with other metals.
In other words, they used the wrong word in the article.
28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
No problem. I did an internship at a Zales when I was in high school. I sold both, so it was required that I knew the difference.
21. JMartin22 (Posts: 713; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Did you make this article to make fun of us for not being a high profile, rich corporate executive?
23. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
no ,,, if you want you or us or myself can afford to buy this by saving up for 3months and buy one...
3000 dollars is not much.....? i earn 480Euro aweek, even if you earn less we still can afford to buy it