John Legere says Verizon and AT&T are "donating" customers to T-Mobile (VIDEO)

John Legere says Verizon and AT&T are
As we told you earlier today, T-Mobile reported strong first quarter earnings covering the period from January through March. Adding 2.2 million net new subscribers, the carrier continues the amazing success that began when CEO John Legere started the Un-carrier promotions. The brash, outspoken CEO has been able to transform an afterthought that was the fourth largest mobile operator in the U.S., to the most innovative of the group by listening to his customers and giving them what they want.

Never one to shy away from a camera, Legere appeared on CNBC this morning to comment on the carrier's Q1 earning report. After pointing out that this was the 12th quarter in a row with greater than 1 million net new adds (6 out of 7 with greater than 2 million adds), the executive notes that these are real customers, not IoT add-ons like Verizon's Hum car attachment. When asked by CNBC's Jim Cramer where all of these subscribers are coming from, Legere notes that T-Mobile has had three years of positive post-paid porting against the industry, adding that Verizon and AT&T are "donating" customers to T-Mobile "at record rates."

Legere also predicted that Verizon will make a stupid acquisition in the next six months. The nation's largest carrier is considered a player in the Yahoo sweepstakes, and did purchase AOL last year for $4.4 billion. All of this had T-Mobile's CEO taking the mickey out of his rivals as usual. "In the next six months, they're going to do some stupid acquisition," Legere commented. "Millennials still will hate them." He added that Verizon "frankly wants to be in a different business."

You check out a portion of the CNBC interview with John Legere by clicking on the video below.



source: CNBC via YahooFinance

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22 Comments

1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Hahahahahahahaha...........That's good stuff.

11. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

John need to make a movie about this cat and mouse between him and att /Verizon. And it will be sooooo funny

2. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Sounds about right, Just about every order I place its for someone switching from the other 3. Though not to be bias sometimes coverage matters more than price.

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Most cell phone store reps can make the same claim of placing orders fromy someone switching from the other 3.

5. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Oh most definitely, Not saying they couldn't Just stating my experience. I mean as I stated some people need more rural/"camping" coverage then cost savings. I personally have AT&T, just for their Idaho/Montana coverage And active line up.

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Here in the Sandpoint and Ponderay area, we have 6 places that sell Verizon, 2 that sell AT&T, and none that sell T-Mobile (maybe Walmart does). This is definitely a strong Verizon area, moreso than AT&T and T-Mobile, but I was glad to see T-Mobile LTE coverage fired up recently here and even in Bonners Ferry. For the price and coverage, T-Mobile has definitely stepped it up in rural areas

7. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Certainly getting there, talk and text is in most places just need to get the data out there. Sanders county MT is a place I often go. As well as clarks fork and Eureka. Not a whole lot of T-Mobile coverage out there but it's definitely improving.

16. Joosty

Posts: 467; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Count me as a defector from ATT. Truly enjoying team magenta. So many awesome perks.

3. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

He is always so interesting to watch. Compared to other CEO's just sitting in their desk and enjoy big paychecks.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

funny how t mobile has to pay reps to troll phone tech sites in order to high five articles about t mobile. how about laying cell phone towers across alligator alley for coverage! i75 or rte 41. miami to ft meyer. please

9. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

I don't get paid for this, it's the only website I can get into on T-Mobiles security policy, that won't get me fired haha. So I figured might as well. Also as stated above, I prefer AT&T's coverage over T-Mobiles.

15. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

This is the only reason I sadly switched, I miss binge on daily like a drug

20. Shauk

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

we must work for the same place lol

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Verizon certainly is trying to donate me to another carrier. Been with them maybe around a decade and a half, or so... Initially, yes, the coverage was outstanding compared to the others, but lately my 4G signal isn't anything to write home about even after a few PRL updates. Being consistently the slowest to offer Android OS updates (if at all) doesn't help their case either. Next time I'm in the market for a new handset, I'll probably look into Project Fi and a Nexus.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I got my girl and her friend to switch to t-mobile from att and they are enjoying the lowered bill, faster data and binge on...

13. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

oh you gotta love john!

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah...his done great things for the industry. However, anyway you slice it, they are still weak in the coverage department.

17. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I wouldn't say weak, just not as strong as Dumb and Dumber in certain. T-Mobile in majority metro cities definitely wins over Verizon and AT&T

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1827; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I liked T-mobile. They have certainly had better overall quality of service, compared to Verizon. AT&T seems to be the best in my daily usage, and when traveling in the US. Much better building penetration compared to Verizon.

19. matistight

Posts: 934; Member since: May 13, 2009

"ARPU is strong!"

21. oz50586

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 29, 2010

Tried to switch to them but when my sprint phone had better coverage in Colorado than t mobile that's sad had to switch back as their cs was incompetent and rude. Was very disappointed in the speeds their 4g in Albuquerque nm was like sprint and vzw 3 g. Hopefully they will get better in the next few years

22. syed_itsa

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

John Legere says Verizon and AT&T are "donating" customers to T-Mobile (VIDEO) Posted: 26 Apr 2016, 14:18, by Alan F. Caption. Donate .? To give some one to poor -- Who cant afford. Yes t-mobile

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