Pissed-off Legere aims for 250,000 signatures on his petition to abolish overages on rival carriers

Pissed-off Legere aims for 250,000 signatures on his petition to abolish overages on rival carriers
T-Mobile CEO John Legere cannot bottle the anger he is feeling toward the competition and the overage charges they add to subscribers' monthly bills. Legere says that T-Mobile figured out that these mobile operators raked in $1 billion in overage charges in 2014. Calling these carriers "idiots," Legere has started pushing for more signatures for his petition on Change.org which asks the competition to follow T-Mobile and abolish overage charges.

The petition has over 200,000 signatures so far, and is the most popular one on the site. And to make things interesting, the executive says that when 250,000 signatures are reached, he promises to "send a message they (the carriers) won’t be able to ignore." A year ago, T-Mobile dropped overage charges and Legere posted the petition. Despite drawing strong support, the petition has failed in its attempt to get T-Mobile's rivals to drop charging overages, something that Legere says made him angry.

Fresh off his Twitter battle with none other than Donald Trump, Legere is clearly a man on a mission. You can read the petition and sign it by clicking on the sourcelink. You can also view a VLOG starring T-Mobile's CEO by clicking on the video below.

source: Change.org, T-Mobile via TmoNews



1. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Marketing genius

9. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I thought it was Bruce Jenner in the thumbnail. Not making a joke, dead serious.

25. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah be must be going through that "crap phase" for growing out this hair. I just either wore a cap when off, and slicked back for work. Then pulled it back into a small ponytail when it got long enough.

39. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I did too for a second, but Jenner is a blonde.

51. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Not really the person a guy wants to be confused with at this moment in time...

41. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


19. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love the fact that john loves the company and pink/magenta is the color cant do anything about that, but he looks like a woman in the pic above like bruce jenner

45. Simona unregistered

NOT really I completely understand him ..

2. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

A pro T-Mobile article? Did Alan write it? Yep. Anyways, Legere has zero sway, say, or influence to ruin any company other than his own. Him posting a letter to other business that say "Hey guys, stop generating more revenue" is completely laughable There are over 270 million US Mobile consumers who do NOT chose T-Mobile for a reason. It doesn't matter how "un-carrier" hip they think they are. Legere should worry about his parent company trying to sell T-Mobile to frankly anyone at all who will pay.

3. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah because a CEO of a billion dollar company should take keyboard warrior advice. Appropriate username.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Exactly. +1

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

"Anyways, Legere has zero sway, say, or influence to ruin any company other than his own" That's a complete lie. Your just a pissed off AT&T employee. All the other carriers are stepping up their game thanks to him. Better deals, new perks are arriving on competitor networks to sway people from switching too T-Mo. And it isn't working very well.

44. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

We're on AT&T and T-Mobile has definitely changed our monthly AT&T bill since 1.5 years ago when we moved to AT&T from Sprint. Our 4 lines used to cost $240/mo for 10 GB. Now we have 4 lines for $140/mo that was upgraded to 15 GB with rollover. Pretty much every month now we have 20 GB shared between us because we use around 10 GB monthly. A $100/mo savings is nothing to dismiss lightly. I'm very thankful that T-Mobile is doing what they're doing. I'm tempted to switch us over to them. The only thing holding me back is the cellular frequencies they use. It's not as friendly towards unlocked phones as AT&Ts frequency bands...

53. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Actually phones from either carrier is interchangeable with the other. Meaning, you can bring an unlocked phone with no problem :)

35. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Your hard on for T-Mobile is bordering on psychotic now dude. You're username is apt indeed.

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Just another reason for me to keep purchasing phones at full retail to retain my unlimited data plan. Not having to worry about these things.

5. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

T-mobile has been awesome with Legere in control. Great to see him running his company the way he does. His witty attitude is all just part of their marketing and I must say it is genious. I don't miss AT&T one bit since they started to throttle my "unlimited" plan at 5gig. 5gig is nothing. I use at least 10gig a month on T-Mobile and no problems what so ever.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Lipstick on a pig. T-Mobile's coverage blows.

22. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Ya if you are out in the sticks playing with the cattle maybe but in major cities T-mobile coverage is great. They are exactly what they advertise a urban carrier.

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm in Miami. The only cattle we have are the herds of gorgeous women running around. T-Mobile sucks here. Unless you're out in the middle of the street, you're SOL.

36. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Not where I'm concerned. Excellent coverage. And I don't live in a major metropolitan city either.

7. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

This guy can make chicken salad out of chicken s***. T-Mobile network is still piece of crap. In Los Angeles area, the download speed on LTE has been around 1~2 Mbps for last few weeks, nobody in the tech care and customer care will not give definitive answer about it. Whenever a T-Mobile number gets phone calls from Verizon or landlines it will say 'all circuits are busy now, please try again later'. And yet, T-Mobile is very good at shielding their flaws and blame other carriers for their flaws while their network have no such issues.

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I don't think that's true. I was in downtown LA specifically at LA Live where the place is surrounded by AT&T billboards. I was getting smoked by an HTC Amaze 4G on T-Mobile while I have a Moto X with AT&T. AT&T LTE is pretty slow. I will switch to T-Mobile in November of this yeah. I have never gotten an "ll circuits are busy now, please try again later". Ever.

29. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Yeah AT&T is slow in Los Angeles. It depends on which specific area you're in. I'm experiencing this problem in Koreatown area, and I know for sure it's not just me. I've seen at least 20 people on T-Mobile experiencing same issues with dropped calls and slow LTE speed here. 'all circuits are busy' thing happens when a Verizon number calls T-mobile number or certain landline number calls T-Mobile number. I've seen Verizon reps telling their salesperson about the situation to persuade their Verizon customers NOT to jump to T-Mobile. The service was a lot better and I was more than satisfied before this start to happen, and they're saying a number of new subscribers might have caused this issue, which is still unacceptable since their subscriber numbers still PALE in comparison to subscription numbers on Verizon or AT&T. This is a FACT. Not an accusation.

10. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Why not just get an unlimited data plan with no throttled speeds after a set amount of data used? That's why I use Sprint and not another carrier

12. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah Sprint is another story. I have had first hand experience and that is the only carrier that lives up to it's reputation of a crappy network. You don't get throttled because your network itself is already throttled.

13. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I think that all depends on where you live and work, I have speeds around 10-15 mbps on sprint

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

in Old Town Pasadena I get 60 on T Mobile and 90 on Verizon

23. GeekMovement unregistered

That's true for me too. I get around 0.3~0.4Mbps speed on their 3G network (forget about 4g). Almost unusable for us, even when we head out to the city. We also just had an issue with Sprint that lasted a few months... it was just a headache for no reason. My family was seriously stubborn to stay with Sprint for over a decade, but I finally convinced them that we'd make a switch after our contract ends. I envy customers that live in areas with strong Sprint network; you guys are lucky.

40. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

yeah with sprint if you live in a good area the 4g is insanely fast if not, then sucks to be you

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