John Legere celebrates four years as T-Mobile's CEO, turning the industry inside out

John Legere celebrates four years as T-Mobile's CEO, turning the industry inside out
Four years ago yesterday, T-Mobile introduced its new CEO and things were never the same again in the industry. From eliminating two-year contracts, introducing Data Stash, Music Freedom, Binge On, T-Mobile One and more, John Legere has helped T-Mobile change from an also-ran into the most innovative of the four major stateside carriers.

Under Legere, T-Mobile leapfrogged Sprint to become the nation's third largest carrier. The number of subscribers has doubled from more than 33 million to 67 million. During that time period, T-Mobile started building out its 4G LTE signal as coverage soared from 0 to 312 million Americans. That puts it within striking distance of Verizon's 4G LTE coverage, despite Big Red's huge head start.

Under Legere's leadership, T-Mobile has become the most customer friendly of the wireless operators, and its stock price has tripled thanks to 13 consecutive quarters of positive results. Despite all that success, you still don't see the CEO's of Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint shed their pinstriped suit for Legere's everyday attire of a t-shirt (in magenta of course) and sneakers. And not too many executives have a hair style that makes Legere look more like a rock star than the CEO of a huge corporation.

You don't have to be a T-Mobile customer to acknowledge the changes to the industry that have been engineered by Legere and crew. If you want to congratulate him for four game changing years at T-Mobile, go to @JohnLegere and use the hashtag #HeWontStop. We look forward to seeing what the next four years will bring.


source: T-Mobile

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26 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I will never leave T-Mobile. They're the only carrier that goes above and beyond for you as a consumer. They give me true unlimited data They let me jump 3 times a year to any phone with 0 down They made the whole Note7 recall effortless for me Uncarrier benefits galore Meanwhile the other carriers are too busy ripping people off with data caps and access fees to realize T-Mobile is on the rise.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

If T-Mobile had half the actual LTE coverage that they say they do (3mbps isn't LTE), I'd be surprised. T-Mobile doesn't dump nearly as many billions of dollars as Verizon and AT&T do into network expansion and maintenance every year. No, they have a weak network with focus primarily on big cities.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I live in a rural area and I get 50 down lol. You just got bad luck my friend.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

For some reason in their coverage map they're claiming their 2G is LTE, heck they don't even show hspa coverage anymore :P

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah that's a little misleading then.

16. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Hey gotta take in as many as yippy can no matter what right?

11. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Because they've converted all of the 2g to LTE. Why bother showing HSPA when LTE is also available in those 3g areas as well?

17. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It's actually not. I travel from Austin TX to Crockett TX and even with a b12 phone am lucky to get gsm, let alone LTE. It's fine, my 5 lines jumped ship. I'll try t mobile again in 3 years.

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Their map also, misrepresents actual coverage area.

18. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

So does verizon LOL as of today 2016 in my grandmas house in EAST LA 90022 verizon gets 1 bar lte and switches to full bars 3G . u gotta walk all the way to the corner to the king taco (taco restaurant) to get 2 bars lte . its still pretty bad in all that neighborhood in ford. Verizon website says LTE should be strong and good there its not everyone i know that lives there either has tmobile or att the neighbors everyone haha they all tried verizon and left since it was pretty bad ... Both tmobile and att get full bars LTE and up to 50 mbps while verizon gets less than 2.

24. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

And that's why am not with Verizon either lol

25. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

If you're going with an honest map, you don't have wireless service.

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I do like the wifi calls ability is getting baked into all their phones. At least they're planning ahead while dealing with their coverage issue. Sprint isn't on that bandwagon yet, is it ?

14. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Do you work for Verizon? Did John hurt your feelings? I've been all over the country and most recently all throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula...towns with 1 traffic light and nothing else had full LTE signal...hardly a weak network focused on major cities.

20. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

A childish response about hurt feelings won't change their rubbish service. 3rd largest carrier for a reason.

26. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Because they didn't merge Cingular and AT&T wireless?

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

TYPO! 3rd paragraph, I'm pretty sure you mean AT&T not T-mobile when you are talking about the CEOs wearing suits.

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Am not surprised, Alan tends to not proofread his stuff quite often. Dunno why.

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

John is heck of an animated marketing guy. That's about it. He has not changed anything, but the concept of reverse engineering way of marketing. He tries to make TMO and his customer and a as carrier feel fun and exciting and cool, but in reality their are more hidden costs. There are great upgrade perks, but that is about it.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17418; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bull. I'm not a T-Mobile user, but to claim he hasn't changed the industry is either being intentionally obtuse or plainly uninformed. Every carrier has changed the way they do business the last several years because of T-Mo.

13. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Hidden costs? North America is now my unlimited playground. Free texting and web globally, and a single price for unlimited everything. Seems like I'm screwed by all of those costs. Where are they hiding? Certainly not in my bill.

22. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

he hasn't changed anything. OK....

10. sun0066

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

LONG LIFE TO THE MOBILE AND THE CEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Best CEO any consumer could ask for; leading a company that provides great bang for buck services, great customer service, great customer appreciation, all proudly supported by informed consumers.

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

keep it coming! His wardrobe sure does stay true to Magenta colors

23. Man_Utd

Posts: 189; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I saw John walking down a street in NYC. I wasn't sure if it was him but then I noticed his jacket had a magenta T.

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