'Stop the bullshit': T-Mobile CEO calls out two year contracts and the carriers that support them

'Stop the bullshit': T-Mobile CEO calls out two year contracts and the carriers that support them
“Stop the bullshit.” It’s a rare thing to hear from a chief executive of a big company, a protest against ridiculously high smartphone bills, T-Mobile’s maverick CEO John Legere definitely has a few ideas to share.

Today, the nation’s fourth-largest carrier is officially putting an end to its own two-year contract model and calls out Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint for continuing with it.

"This is the biggest crock of shit in my life. Do you have any idea how much you're paying?" Legere bursted in rage against T-Mobile's competitor carriers that lock customers into two-year contracts.

"Carriers are really nice to you... once every 23 months," Legere continued blasting contracts in a speech that was even more aggressive than what we heard from him at CES.

Speaking about how customers love smartphones, but hate the contracts that come with them he promised that "if you come to T-Mobile, you've signed your last contract."

Finally, as a true maverick, he threw the gauntlet: "If we suck this month, drop us. Go somewhere else." He’s got a lot to back this up with - T-Mobile just announced it will begin carrying the iPhone from April 12th and that it will have a nation-wide 4G LTE network before the end of the year. Given that unlimited plans on the carrier will start from $50 (no contract, of course), he might have a solid argument. And it definitely seems like the user won a lot with the AT&T acquisition failing.

source: T-Mobile


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