John Legere reveals his 2014 resolutions for T-Mobile

John Legere reveals his 2014 resolutions for T-Mobile
What a year T-Mobile had in 2013 under the leadership of its CEO, John Legere. Last time we saw the executive, he was dressed as Santa, putting coal into the stockings belonging to Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. Hey, the way 2013 went for Legere, who knows? Maybe he is Santa Claus. T-Mobile led the way by removing subsidies from phones, offering multiple upgrades to customers in a 12 month period, removing roaming charges on data usage in over 100 countries, and ending the practice of running a credit search for new customers. T-Mobile also started offering tablet owners 200MB of free data each month. And lastly, T-Mobile is building out its LTE pipeline.

Legere has already hinted that something huge is coming at CES. Perhaps there is something in his 2014 resolutions list for T-Mobile that will give us a hint of what UNcarrier 4.0 could be. According to the obvious bit of self-promotion (not that we're judging, mind you), Legere writes that in 2014, T-Mobile will transform the wireless industry.

Among the resolutions he has for this year, Legere wants T-Mobile to "continue to remove customer pain points," go faster and louder with LTE, and "un-shackle the family from those other guys." He also adds that he wants T-Mobile to "make waves" at CES 2014. What happened last year at CES sort of ties in with the last resolution in which he jokingly questions whether or not to give AT&T a break. You might recall that at last year's show, Legere called AT&T's network "crap".

T-Mobile has been so darn innovative that we can't wait to see what John Legere has in store for CES. The good news is that we are only days away from the start of this year's show. And when you want to know what is going on at CES 2014, just keep it right here for the latest news and coverage on new phones, tablets and accessories.

source: TmoNews



1. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This man should be the prime example of what a true CEO should be like. Customers come first, not greed.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

He is arguably one of the best CEOs ever.

2. Sauce unregistered

This guy makes me want to terminate the sh*t out of my Verizon shackles and bindings.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Left Verizon for T-Mobile in 2011, haven't looked back since.

5. Sauce unregistered

I just left AT&T about 3 months lol. Couldn't stand them for the life of me. The only thing keeping me at Verizon is it's coverage and customer support, but I have T-Mobile in my sights for the future.

15. osubucks69

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

+1 to that. As soon as the network improves in my area I'm leaving Verizon for T-Mo as well...

31. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

if they are around at that time, i seen this same thing at US Cellular, they are only doing this because they are small, if they were big as At&t and Verizon all this stuff wouldnt stick around, they would go out of business, but say as you must...history will repeat itself. Remember when Sprint gave away all the goodies? Loyality programs and the such, then they gained a lot of subscribers, then they got rid of it all because it wasnt affoardable, and it is illegal for a company to "buy out" a contract, it would be something of the lines of bill credits that cover the cost of breaking a contract. whichever is better, like i said sprint had the same thing and they had to stop it cuz of the cost. You wont see At&t and Verizon do this because they dont need to...they are investing so much money in their networks that Tmobile will be behind...but as i said..we shall see how this plays out...IF they are still around.

28. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

If T-Mobile and at&t's networks weren't so terrible in my area, I would have dropped Big Red a while ago. Unfortunately I can't get service in most of area though.

4. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

How about ending the pain of charging for using the phone as a hot spot?

6. Sauce unregistered

Easily avoidable. Root or Jailbreak your phone.

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I use PDA Net. No root required.

12. Sauce unregistered

Sweet! I used to use PDA Net on iPhone. It rocked.

17. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

This app has a note that it doesn't work well with T-Mobile.

16. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

You call routing easy?

9. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

On T-Mobile, Hot Spot is free!!!

18. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

If I try to access any website from the tethered device, I end up at the T-Mobile account login page.

14. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I went from unlimited everything w/ no tether to unlimited everything with 2gigs tether for exactly the same price with T-Mobile this year! I'd say they have that covered. All I had to do was take a visit to my local store and 5 minutes later I was out with 2gb tether on my plan.

19. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

How about getting rid of the pain of having to go to a store?

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's called T-Mobile My Account app.. I do everything from there, including paying my bill, upgrading data plan, etc.

25. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Just called T-Mobile and those in less than a $50 plan like me ($30, 100min, unlimited data) plans don't get the hotspot, a $15 option.

26. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

and i guess you lost your unlimited data?if so that was so not worth it

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Fully unlimited (no throttle) + 2.5GB of tether for $20.

22. isergio04

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

All of T-Mo's current Simple Choice Data Plans include SMHS (Smartphone Mobile HotSpot. The 500MB plan, 500MB, the 2.5GB plan has 2.5GB, and the Truly Unlimited (Handset Data) has SMHS plans from 2.5-12.5GB

23. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Why the hotspot data allowance is treated differently makes no sense for a company trying to get rid of typical carrier nonsense.

32. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Cellular networks cannot withstand to become a "wifi replacement" its not nonsenes its common sense, look up cellular networks and spectrum and then after you do that you look up T-Mobile's holdings in spectum and then the math will teach you that they cannot handle such amount, i wanna know what happens when they actually start gaining real customers. that boat they have isnt big enough

34. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I use free hotspotting on my Lumia daily, Not sure what you mean.

36. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Mind sharing which plan you got?

7. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Walked away from Sprint in 2012 of September to TMobile and been a Happy Camper.Mr.Legere is going to surprise everyone at CES.WATCH!!!

8. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

WHY does T-Mobile only have 2G at my house? If it weren't for that I'd totally have it.

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm in, Mr. Legere. I'm just DONE with AT&T, regardless of their coverage and speeds. I just have to wait until one of my lines drops a little more on the ETF, and then it is "Sayonara, Death Star."

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