CNN names T-Mobile its tech company of the year
posted by Alan F. / Dec 24, 2014, 11:21 PM
CNN does give honorable mention to Apple for the Apple Watch and Apple Pay. Microsoft also gets a nod from CNN, saying that the company "has been on a tear" since Satya Nadella took over as CEO.
But T-Mobile has added a leading 3.5 million new subscribers this year, and now has 18% of the wireless market in the states. That is up from 11% at the beginning of this year. Amazingly, one-third of mobile subscribers opening a new wireless account, or switching carriers, are choosing T-Mobile. Starting from zero, T-Mobile now has a 4G LTE signal that covers 260 million Americans. By the end of next year, that figure will hit 300 million, which is the same amount that Verizon and AT&T cover with their service.
The carrier's CEO, John Legere, has managed to capture the anti-establishment feeling of T-Mobile with his longish hair, casual dress, and his penchant for saying anything at anytime. As the executive points out, "There's always some Shmoe who thinks we don't have the iPhone and our network blows. Those days are gone." And CNN not only realized this, it named T-Mobile the tech company of the year against some mighty tough competition.
source: CNN via TmoNews
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Good for them. I've been with T-Mobile for years and I'm glad they've changed the industry for the better. Keep it up.
posted on Dec 24, 2014, 11:31 PM 5
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Good choice! CNN did a much better job than TIME with their bs lists naming the iwatch (which isn't even out yet) as 1 of the top inventions of 2014
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 10:07 PM 0
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Their prepaid $80 unlimited lte plan is glorious. I have 4g or 4g lte coverage everywhere on my Note 4 and it's true unlimited. No throttling, no caps, no contract, and they're the only one in the country who does it. Verizon has awesome coverage and lte but their plans are the highest. Sprint has very affordable plans but their 3g and sometimes 4g can be loathsome. At&t is pretty much just like Verizon. I know some people don't need unlimited data but having to figure out whether or not you can watch some YouTube or update an app is not what I'd call good.
posted on Dec 24, 2014, 11:47 PM 5
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T-Mobile has done some good things, including offering truly unlimited data. Hopefully T-Mobile can find the capital to fully expand their network. In the area where I live, T-Mobile is 2G in most areas outside of the city core. I'm glad to have an AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan. It's not truly unlimited, but I rarely use more than 5GB data, offers excellent coverage, and it's great to never have to worry about overages. And the price is right :)
posted on Dec 24, 2014, 11:56 PM 3
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Corney as it sounds, switching to T-Mobile is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.I no longer pay for home internet, and unlimited phone data means I don't have to worry about paying overages or "wasting" data doing app updates or watching something on Youtube. My Verizon bills were over $150, and since I'm not paying for cable, I save a couple hundred bucks a month. Having T-Mobile equipment on the roof of my apartment building doesn't hurt either. I get faster speeds than I ever got with Cox.
posted on Dec 24, 2014, 11:59 PM 5
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Only a good alternative if you don't use the internet for things that need low latency (gaming).
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 10:07 PM 0
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Can't wait to have 4G in my area and I would gladly switch asap when they do. (God knows when will that be)
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 12:12 AM 1
People on Verizon, AT&T, & Sprint need to pay attention here. You should all be writing thank you letters to John Legere. You have also benefitted from the Un-Carrier revolution. You're paying less for more on your network & it wouldn't have happened without him. 2015 will be an even bigger year for T-Mobile. They will surpass Sprint to become the nation's 3rd largest carrier by the end of Q2 at the very latest & all 2G towers will be upgraded to LTE. The Un-Carrier revolution will continue to march on!
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 1:09 AM 6
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I agree that the future certainly looks positive for T-Mo. Can you imagine how things would have turned out if AT&T or Sprint had been allowed to acquire T-Mo? This is why you need to have true, robust competition in any industry.
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 4:06 AM 6
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I agree this competition is great for consumers but T-Mobile is not making any money, they are in fact loosing millions by giving away the farm to attract all these low value customers. Unfortunately this current path is not sustainable. We will see what 2015 will bring as competition heats up the other carriers.
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 8:33 AM 0
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Not true at all. T-Mobiles current pricing is similar to Verizons old pricing (slightly cheaper, and perhaps drastically if you have minimum data package), and we all know that was more than profitable for them.
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 10:05 AM 0
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CNN does give honorable mention to Apple for the Apple Pay, Why? Google Wallet has been around at least two years I believe. How have these people been blind to what android has been up to while Apple plays catch up, then the media honors them...WTF? Geez.
posted on Dec 25, 2014, 12:45 PM 5
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"CNN does give honorable mention to Apple for the Apple Watch and Apple Pay." LMFAO, a product that doesn't exist and a service that is barely available, nobody knows how to use, and most don't even bother with. CNN must be in apples' filthy pocket too.
posted on Dec 26, 2014, 8:31 AM 1
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Wow, I wonder how much it cost to get this title? CNN is a bunch of hacks trying to stay viable in the world... This report just confirms the truth... They are lost. I bet Yugo won best car of the year as well....
posted on Dec 26, 2014, 7:36 PM 0
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So on the unlimited music... Since they put G Music on the list, I've been streaming it like a mofo at work since I have like 15+ gigs of music stored on it. So then I got throttled after 5 gigs.. 90% of my data usage was GM.. So I called Tmo.. Within 5 minutes they verified that it was GM and that it shouldnt have been doing that, so they put me on true unlimited data (with a credit to cover the difference in plans) until they could figure out why it was continuing to count against me. I didnt ask for that. They said it was their responsibility to make sure their end is held up and they wanted to make sure I wasnt inconvenienced so it was the least they could do. And I'll continue to be on the new plan until they fix my account... again with a credit each month (if it goes that long) to cover the difference. That's pretty solid customer service.
posted on Dec 27, 2014, 12:46 PM 2
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