John Legere celebrates four years as T-Mobile's CEO, turning the industry inside out
posted by Alan F. / Sep 22, 2016, 11:50 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 12:26 AM 7
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 12:40 AM 1
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For some reason in their coverage map they're claiming their 2G is LTE, heck they don't even show hspa coverage anymore :P
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 1:25 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 10:34 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 5:23 AM 1
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TYPO! 3rd paragraph, I'm pretty sure you mean AT&T not T-mobile when you are talking about the CEOs wearing suits.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 12:56 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 3:39 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 5:18 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 5:19 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 11:06 AM 0
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keep it coming! His wardrobe sure does stay true to Magenta colors
posted on Sep 23, 2016, 12:38 PM 0
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