T-Mobile CEO John Legere shows "Scrooge Verizon" the future of wireless in Christmas Carol knock-off



T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere has a crusade against the top two wireless carriers in the U.S., which he calls "Dumb and Dumber." Yes, the executive is currently focusing his acidic wit on Verizon and AT&T. Today, the unconventional Legere posted a hilarious Christmas Carol knock off on his Twitter page.

In the clip, Scrooge represents Verizon (which is easy to determine thanks to the Verizon check mark on his night cap) and is awakened by a shadowy figure. "Are you the ghost of Christmas future?," he asks. "No dumb-ass. I'm the future of wireless," says the figure who reveals himself to be a hooded John Legere.

As in the real Christmas Carol, Scrooge (Verizon) is given a look at the future. That includes a Big Red customer who just received a message that he exceeded his data limit. "Now he's afraid to post a selfie," says Legere. And then there is poor Timmy. His family is being charged so much for wireless that they can't afford to get him a tablet. Scrooge finally has enough and yells "Make it stop!" Legere's response? "You f&*@$%# carriers will never learn. And we won't stop."

Making a hilarious holiday video has become a tradition for Legere. View this year's "Un-carrier Christmas Carol" by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: @JohnLegere

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8 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Other than the limited "unlimited data" (no HD video streaming without paying extra & no wifi hotspot), T-Mobile still not having quite as good coverage in my area as Verizon, and the fact that my bill is about $20 less on Verizon than it would be on T-Mobile (and about $50 less if I were to add wifi hotspot & HD video on T-Mobile), I think T-Mobile would be a good alternative.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

*I don't think...

3. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Dude, I pay $160+tax for 6 lines + 2 free lines (for which I only pay taxes). Each line has 10Gb LTE speed but at the end of summer they sent us text messages with free bonus unlimited data as a loyal customer till sometime in 2018. Free tethering, data stash that doesn't reset every month, free gifts every Tuesday and so on. Do you think I am on Verizon?

4. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

$20 less on Verizon is 2gb of data.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Verizon doesn't include Hotspot with unlimited data. I'm not aware of any US carrier that did.

6. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

T-Mobile, albeit at 3g speeds.

7. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Funny commercial. I was on Verizon back in 2002 and that was my limit for being on a CDMA network.

8. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Just because they call themselves the "un-carrier" doesn't mean they are not a carrier... s**tty service coverage and throttled speeds will never make me switch. Big Red all the way.

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