Check out this interview with John Legere as he speaks his mind (as usual) on various topics

Check out this interview with John Legere as he speaks his mind (as usual) on various topics
If you were to stop and ask people on the street who the CEO of Verizon Wireless is, most likely 99 out of 100 would answer with a blank stare. Ask the same people who the CEO of T-Mobile is, and at least a few would know that it is John Legere. For the record, Dan Mead is the CEO of the nation's largest carrier.

Legere's popularity goes beyond T-Mobile's penchant of putting the customer first. Some of that is due to the appearance that Legere makes. Unlike the other CEO's in the industry who are rarely seen in public without an expensive suit and conservative haircut, T-Mobile's CEO wears his hair long, and his typical attire consists of a pink T-Mobile T-shirt and sneakers. It also is about attitude. Customers love the guy because he is one of them.

Legere sat down with GeekWire for an interview recently, during which he touched on a number of subjects including #bendgate, ridiculing those who complained that putting the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in their front pocket caused it to bend. Speaking of the new iPhones, Legere confirmed that T-Mobile did more iPhone 6 business than its market share would suggest. The CEO also discussed takeover rumors involving T-Mobile, complaining about having to listen to rumors about rumors about rumors. He states that T-Mobile has 55 million subscribers after recently adding 7.6 million customers. According to the executive, T-Mobile has been the fastest growing carrier in the U.S. over the last 20 quarters. Talking about the competition, Legere says, "We're kicking the X%$! out of these guys."

We don't want to give away the whole interview, but we should point out that John Legere did promise that T-Mobile would leap frog over Sprint to become the third largest carrier in the U.S., some time before the end of the year. When asked if T-Mobile had passed Sprint yet, Legere replies in the negative, but does predict it will happen on Thanksgiving.

Whether you love the guy or hate him, you have to admit that he is a breath of fresh air. See what is on John Legere's mind by clicking on the video below.



source: GeekWire via TmoNews

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16 Comments

2. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

this guy is amazing

4. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

No what you mean is this guy is so full of sh*t sometimes, it ain't funny anymore.

15. ibenzawla

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

What? Seriously? In less than a year the guy has changed an extremely greedy industry and still has a lot more to do. Even if you are with Verizon, AT&T and even Cricket you have to really send this guy a Thank You Card or at lease keep quiet and let change take it course.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Such a good point! Customers of all the major carriers should be thanking him for all the discounts they've received in the last 1.5 years. Don't think for one second that any of that would have come about if not for T-Mobile's aggressive plans & pricing. +1.

3. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

They are boasting such large numbers every quarter because they're claiming migrations from Metro as new ads.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

That is such bullsh*t & you know it. When the merger was complete, those numbers were added into the total numbers for the company. If they were counting the migrations after that, those people would be counted twice. Keep your false claims to yourself. People always want to hate on the company seeing the most success. It's a f*cking shame.

8. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

No, what I know is T-Mobile has a long history of shady business practices to make themselves look better than they actually are. When I worked at Wireless Advocates, every T-Mobile rep I had told us when a customer would come in for an upgrade that we should try to convince them to get new numbers instead because it would count as growth for the company. We were also told if someone wasn't eligible for an upgrade and they either broke their phone or it to sell them a prepaid phone because it did the same. And T-Mobile is not seeing the most success. Verizon and AT&T both have well more than twice the amount of subscribers as well as a myriad of home services. Your ignorant comment shows me you've never worked in the industry. You're just some poor schmuck with a fanboy crush on a company because you can't afford one that isn't just lip service from some egotistical douche that thinks he's “edgy" because he personally attacks all his competitors like a 12 year old.

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Easy, man. He is obviously not the only one spewing nonsense. Regardless of what you personally think about T-Mo, and I am the last one to champion their actual service because I hated my time with them, they ARE making a difference, and that is irrefutable. Their churn is down, their base is up, and every time they make a move, the rest of the industry is reacting. The last twelve months have seen changes for the better across the major carriers, and that is due to T-Mobile's aggressive practices. For you to say they are not an effective prime mover now is just you being disingenuous.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Hating for no good reason. That's all he's doing. +1

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

You can get personal if you want to. I'm not that immature, so I really don't care. I know Verizon & AT&T have more than twice the mobile subscribers. That's has nothing to do with what I was referring to. Also, all the other "home services" you speak about don't either. I'm talking about growth over the last 1.5 years. No one has seen more success in that area than T-Mobile. Period. I make 6 figures a year, guy. I can afford any mobile carrier I want. I choose T-Mobile because they give me the most bang for my buck. Don't assume you know anything about me. Very ironic that you call out Legere for making personal attacks "like a 12-year-old" when just did the same exact thing.

13. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

"isn't just lip service from some egotistical douche that thinks he's “edgy" because he personally attacks all his competitors like a 12 year old." that is what i like the most about him. i wish all of them were this way. we are in an age where information is abundant. all you have to do is look. we no longer want the closed off attitude from any of the companies we give our hard earned money to. in all seriousness... john legere is a refreshing change.

6. Soundview

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Again, they promise the world until you actually need customer service... Horrible! I was with them for 18 months, which was 18 months too long!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I've been a T-Mobile customer for a decade, and their customer service has always been good, of not great, and far faster and more fair than experiences with AT&T (my own accounts) or Verizon & sprint (on behalf of others).

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Summarize a few of things he said that you pointed out for the article instead of basically writing 5 paragraphs of what essential is saying, watch the video.... It's nearly 45 minutes long.

12. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Say what you want about John Legere but what he has done with T-mobile is making the other wireless carriers stand up and take notice. Don't think for one minute Verizon and At&t aren't paying attention. I pay $40 a month less for my service with Verizon then I did last year, and I can thank John Legere for that, he is making a difference no matter what carrier you choose to have. So I applaud him and hope he continues to make strides with T-mobile!

17. alexpirnuta

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

Legere has single-handedly helped lower monthly plan costs. Greedy corporate America had been overcharging us for years.. In Europe they pay 7-10 euros a month.

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