John Legere - the hero Wireless deserves, but not the one it needs right now

John Legere - the hero Wireless deserves, but not the one it needs right now
There are a lot of epic ways we can refer to T-Mobile's John Legere - the Un-CEO of the Un-carrier; the AT&T Party Crasher; the one who got 80 000 customers to send break-up letters to their carriers on Valentine's Day; the one who hears users "loud and clear" while laying some of the sneakiest Twitter jabs out there; the one who said his main competitor's network is "crap" on camera without batting an eyelid; the nastiest Santa the other US wireless carriers never hoped to see dropping from their chimneys; But it's not only his renegade antics that keep entertaining us. Right off the bat, the way he breaks his trade's suit-and-tie dresscode with a casual-elegant attire and hair long past "business-long" reflects the way in which he set off to break the US carrier market for the greater good. 

John Legere is a riot, but it seems that we went an entire week without the man making headlines! Understandably, we felt worried, so we took off to his social media profiles to check if he's alive and well. It turns out that not only is Mr. Legere fine and dandy, but his output on Instagram and Twitter is a rock & roll show! Some of it is comedy gold. Some of it is so down-to-earth, you wouldn't believe that this man runs a billion-dollar business. 

Get a load of John's recent antics that went under the media's noses:

source: John Legere (Twitter, Instagram)



1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Because him all the plans across the board are higher thanks... No more subsided prices... Pay full retail price thanks.. Moron

5. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Get a job, besides in the long run your bill would actually be cheaper and you will save money in your pocket.... Subsidies were a f******king scam

7. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Here is what you don't understand.. Verizon and AT&T will gladly eliminate the subsidized pricing on the phone, but they will be very reluctant to reduce our monthly fees to compensate.

12. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

They already have. What do you think they are advertising all the time now?

15. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

They will have to if they lose subscribers which is already happening.

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Well, that's Verizon's fault (or scam?) for not reducing the price when people buy the phone at full price. AT&T, however, does reduce the monthly rate if you buy the phone at full price. I've checked.

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Some morons don't ever understand, and they will keep believing buying a subsidized carrier phone will save them money like what the carriers' sale representatives say. :D

14. Mrmark

Posts: 415; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I agree bills are the same price .... Actually pay more a month now with the purchase of a full price monthly payment ...

19. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

not really. I cut my bill in half on Sprint thanks to Framily, and this happened thanks to John Legere, as I doubt Sprint would have introduced this plan if not for T-mobile doing its new plans and ETF buyouts. Sure, unlimited data is gone for me now, but I never was a data heavy user anyway, and when I do, I usually have wifi.

22. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

If you think you are saving money on the Framily plan I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Once you add in phone pricing you pay more per 2 years! But everyone loves no contract. This is the biggest bill of goods ever sold.

16. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Seriously man wow! You will pay less overtime and Tmob does offer a monthly payment plan very similar to subsidized plans, they just broke them down to make it very flexible for anybody. Just uncarrier yourself already and get it with Tmob! :D

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I bet you were not very good at math either.... My price before the new plan 100.00, then I purchase a subsidized phone 200.00. At the end of 2 years...that is $2600 to your carrier. My price after phone payment plan and same data plan (unlimited with 2.5gb of hotspot), is now 87. That means every month is 13 into my pocket. Which means, I saved $312.

2. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

I'm so glad you don't speak for the majority of people.

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lmaoooo that tittle made my day. Good one PA

4. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

This guy is boss!


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Legere shakes the industry up, and does what the consumer wants. This is good for the industry because with out the consumer there is no industry. The industry so far as raked the consumer over the coals even while making big profits. The only thing John may hurt is the greedy investors and highly paid CEO's that can never get enough. When You say he is not the one the industry needs right now that is a matter of opinion. His unorthodox ways is just what the industry needs right now!

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The title is a play on the words Jim Gordon says at the end of "The Dark Knight" about Batman: "Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one we need right now," since, you know, Legere is Batman.

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

He is the #batman.

10. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I absolutely love what I have seen of this guy in the media. I bet he is an absolute Riot to work for, and honestly America and the world could use more people like him in positions of power in major corporations.

13. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

the BOSS

17. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012


18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

U mad?

24. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I never buy a subsidized phone. Full retail price is the only way to go for me. I save a lot of money.

25. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Sprint users who demand unlimited data and jump on framily will indeed pay much more by financing the phone. It's not even close. Over $300 for 4 phones financed with unlimited data. That's absurd. Old plan was $210 with subsidy. Sprint is sodomizing existing customers who are there for unlimited data.

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