John Legere takes on The Donald after Trump dumps on T-Mobile's service

John Legere takes on The Donald after Trump dumps on T-Mobile's service
Two of the most outspoken executives in the U.S. are entwined in a battle that is being made public because of the forum that they have decided to use to have this fight. Actually, Donald Trump took the first swing by sending a text to John Legere, complaining about T-Mobile's service. The message from Trump read, "T-Mobile service is terrible! Why can't you do something to improve it for your customers. I don't want it in my buildings."

Now here is an amazing coincidence. When Legere received the tweet, he was staying in a room at one of Trump's hotels. After informing Trump that he planned to check out, the Donald beat his chest like Tarzan, tweeting everyone that "T-Mobile service sucks and it took a Trump to call him (Legere) out."

Trump also took some shots at Legere's "rock star" hair style, which led the T-Mobile CEO to ask incredulously whether Trump actually made a comment about hair. If you're not familiar with the real estate mogul, he is known for having an rather odd hair style.

This Twitter fight between Donald Trump and John Legere could go on for years with non stop tweeting between them. The winner of this battle is AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who has been replaced at the top of Legere's hit list for the moment.

source: @JohnLegere, @realDonaldTrump via TmoNews



1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This hardly counts as tech news. What's next Kardashian rumors?

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you kidding me? I like these back and forth bantering.

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No surprise. Your reputation is known.

17. Sauce5 unregistered

Don't get your fanboy panties in a knot. Just because you don't think it's news, doesn't mean people don't enjoy reading it.

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No fanboy here. It may be news but it's not tech news. If I wanted to follow TMZ I would.

25. Sauce5 unregistered

John Legere is a CEO of a company that supplies wireless service to our beloved smartphones. I think I would consider this tech related.

26. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What about the car he drives? Or his favorite food? His public twitter scuffle has no impact on technology or how it is served by his wireless company. I like T-mobile and I like Mr Legere but I like relevant news too. It'd be nice to have all 3. It's a slow news night so stuff like this gets written on for page hits. It's not real news, just hollow information. Like junk food for your mind. Phonearena has slipped in the last few years. You'd see it too if you followed them for more than 3 months. I've hoped they would improve and make themselves relevant again and I still hope they do but this kind of lazy writing shouldn't be encouraged. Unless this is the site that Phonearena has turned into now. If this is what is to be expected from now on then I guess it'll be made clear if they are worth my time or not. I'm sure you have better things to do too. Obviously this post is more for Phonearena than for Sauce5 but I figured it wouldn't hurt to address his/her point too. Come on Phonearena. A little more effort would be appreciated. Sure other sites are covering this stuff too but that doesn't mean it's worthy news.

28. Sauce5 unregistered

Calm down buddy. TL;DR It (this discussion) isn't that serious. If you don't like the news here, don't come here. Simple solution.

30. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's just it. I used to like the news here. I'd like them to return to what they were. If I didn't care, I'd bail. There just aren't many good tech news sites out there and it'd be a shame to lose this one.

33. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Dude...chill. It has to do with cellphones. It all ties in together. Not a big deal. It's sunday. smoke one.

29. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's an article about T-Mobile and how crappy their service is, of course this is tech news. Pull your head out

41. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Why didn't you just skip the story?

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It seems like we're missing part of the story (which broke last night, seriously PhoneArena...) Apparently John Legere had been complaining about a drummer on the street outside the hotel he was staying in. While the drummer was eventually removed, Trump took offense to Legere's complaint, apparently taking it as a jab at his hotel. This according to the Verge, at least: What's baffling is that he would insult a paying customer of his hotel. That's Donald Trump for you, I guess...

7. Alan01

Posts: 615; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

With all due respect, Legere and Trump played kissy face after the drummer was removed, with Legere giving Trump props for his customer service. As I wrote, Trump fired the first salvo with the tweet listed in the story. Regards, Alan F.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Touché, but you wrote that it was an "amazing coincidence" that Trump fired the shot while Legere was staying at the hotel. It seems from the drummer incident that Trump was entirely aware that Legere was at the hotel the whole time, so this could hardly be considered coincidence. ...Unless you meant it sarcastically, but one can hardly be blamed for taking it seriously when the drummer bit wasn't mentioned at all.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Trump is a hotel mogul. He doesn't understand the complexity of frequency band penetration, bandwidth limitations and tower placement apparently.

4. QWERTYslider unregistered

Donald Trump with the worst hair on the planet making a hair joke. The audacity of this douchebag is amazing. They should both just shave their heads and move on.

36. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Shaving heads is for thugs. Not everyone wants to look like an inmate.

5. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

It's Alan. He's all about T-Mobile. Trump's not lying though. It's no secret magenta has the worst network foot print and building penetration period. In fact, Legere got incredulous when Root Metrics broke down T-Mobile categorically except for speed. He can dish but can't take it. A simple Google search will turn up how many people Legere has blocked. T-Mobile is trash and so is Legere.

6. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Who is forcing to to use tmobile service

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1489; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

He didn't say he was using T-Mobile. Besides its he's opinion about the horrible network they have and it's true. I've had Verizon for the past 6 years and I see how many people struggle to get a phone call inside our warehouse. Good for Trump in putting T-Mobile out there.

18. Sauce5 unregistered

If you played the other night, those 19 innings would have never happened. Pull a Brett Favre and un-retire!

15. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You cant be talking when your network is still Sprinting to play catch up with the rest of them, so hush your mouth.

35. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

I work for, and use AT&T. The network I promote is far better factually than T-Mobile. Thanks.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol are these really grown men? Stop acting likes and go back to doing your jobs.

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Well according to Sprint I have money to blow because I'm a Verizon customer. It's called getting what you pay for. Yea VZW is expensive; so are sit down restaurants vs fast food restaurants. Which do you prefer? Chick-fil-A or Carrabbas?

14. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

do you get unlimited data

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I had it until I looked at my bill & saw that changing my plan saved me $65/month. I have WiFi at home & work so unlimited data isn't needed.

20. ballaonnabudget

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2013

That's a bad comparison, the quality of chik-fil-a is miles ahead of that terrible Italian food called Carabbas. You would have been better off saying Ruth's Chris or Capital Grille.

23. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If you don't like Carrabbas compared to Chick-fil-A you need to get out more.

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