John Legere's tweets make the Sprint deal look almost impossible to happen

John Legere's tweets make the Sprint deal look almost impossible to happen
The purported Sprint - T-Mobile merger acquisition could be a big one for the US wireless industry, but for now, it's mostly an unlikely one. Although the nation's third largest carrier is as serious about getting ahold of the disruptive Un-carrier as a high-school graduate is about landing his prom date, meeting banks to finance a formal bid and trying to persuade the FCC that such a move will benefit the problematic industry, the deal looks risky. Not only is the FCC skeptical that forging a strong third contender from Sprint and T-Mobile's combined forces is what the industry needs to break out of Verizon and AT&T's duopoly, but John Legere, the magenta-colored carrier's prolific CEO, doesn't seem very excited at the prospect of becoming Sprint's new chief either. 

For all we can tell by Legere's Twitter account, which has entertained us in the past as well, he's perfectly happy to be on top of T-Mobile, and one of his favorite past-times is spewing sport rivalry at the very company that's trying so hard to get him and his crew on-board. It can be quite hilarious at times, unless you work for Sprint, perhaps. Yet, CEO Daniel Hesse seems to be a good sport about Legere's sarcastic jabs - both in the virtual and business space. "I don't think John's ever going to stop egging me on," he admitted.

Anyway, check out this impromptu best-of of Legere's witty, low-brow shots at the interested buyer of his company. Will his "striking mouth" ever be capable of talking the Sprint-talk if he were to take Dan Hesse's position one day?

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18 Comments

1. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Lolol at those tweets!

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

i still dont understand the stupid twitter thing cant understand most of the crap and no one really cares about stuff unless you are in a big position like john, this is the new religion people need to feel like they matter to everyone. crazy but i would not mind a merg, like cingular and att this would make a big 3rd to take on the big 2 other wise it will always be just the big 2 and the little 2.

2. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Entertaining, sure. But at some point, T-Mobile will face a backlash if their CEO continues to make headlines through Twitter and social media. They are doing a tin of good things, I would hate to see that get taken away by a foot in mouth moment.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

"ton" of good things.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

But does Legere have any say on whether or not the merger/buyout can happen? He's the CEO/president, yes, but he's also just an employee, which the owners can replace at any time. Right? I actually don't know... Fun fact: Legere was with AT&T (where he worked for 20 years). One of his bosses, Daniel Hesse, is now the president of Sprint. I'm thinking some of these jabs he's throwing might be for personal reasons.

5. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

those tweets are awesome.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Some of these are fruckin' frunny. I hope T-Mobile gets one heck of a breakup bonus when the deal fralls on its frace.

8. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I see what you did there! +1 to you!

12. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

He only wanted to merge in the first place for that billion dollar break up bonus.

7. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

Starting to get old!!

9. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

He seems childish.

10. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Legere's look so cool. Peace!

16. crazzyd77

Posts: 36; Member since: May 07, 2014

That's right.

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I get tired of his tweets.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This guy is crazy. But I like him. Wish his network was better where I am. Maybe one day I can enjoy them, but it's only EDGE here and now, LOL.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If T-Mo gets a break-up fee from Son-boy, they just might be able to add to their network LTE footprint.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

If nothing else, Legere is entertaining. I do love the irony in Sprint screaming from the hill tops to not allow the AT&T - T-Mobile merger, because of monopolies, but then they turn around and want to merge with T-Mobile, so they can be "competitive". Sprint just needs to fix their network. Sprint network is like the stereotypical 80s/90s American car.

18. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Sorry, SON(O.B.), but T-MOBILE is NOT joining your crappy-ass yakuza! Go get a SPARK of life going on your sadass imaginary Sprint 3G network!

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