T-Mobile CEO John Legere throws in his two cents on Sprint's new 50% off plan

T-Mobile CEO John Legere throws in his two cents on Sprint's new 50% off plan
T-Mobile CEO John Legere spent much of today on Twitter, sending out tweets about Sprint's new 50% off plan announced earlier today. This is the second time Sprint has offered a plan to cut new a subscriber's monthly invoice in half, when making the switch to Sprint. The first time the plan was in effect, it lasted from December 5th 2014 through March of this year, but T-Mobile customers were not included in the deal.

Starting on November 20th, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T customers subscribed to certain plans, can cut their monthly bill in half by switching to Sprint. The new rate stays in effect until January 7th, 2018. Sprint will also give you $650 for each line switched to cover the ETF, but to get that payday you need to trade-in your current phone.

Now that T-Mobile customers are being targeted by Sprint, John Legere tweeted some of the less than tasty parts of the plan. As the T-Mobile executive pointed out, each account requires an activation fee of $36. That compares to the $0 in activation fees paid by T-Mobile customers. Legere also points out that Sprint doesn't offer rollover data, which T-Mobile calls DataStash.

Sprint has been on the hot seat recently after advertising a new plan as offering unlimited data for $20 a month, even though it offered only 1GB of high-speed data. Many have called this misleading. And while Sprint's new plan will take 50% off the monthly bill of T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T customers who qualify, Legere says that very few T-Mobile customers would be eligible.

Want to know what else Legere had to say about Sprint's new plan? Click out the slideshow to see the tweets written by T-Mobile's CEO in typical Legerian fashion.


source: @JohnLegere via AndroidCentral

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41 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Two cents a day can make a twitter beef go away.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sprint Sucks.

5. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Thank you Arch i was just about to put that in my post on sprint!! Yes they do!!! Thanks lol

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apparently Chicago is on the list for LTE Plus. Time to do some speedtests!

20. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I was in Chicago but I hated it. Thank god I changed commands...

34. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

That's why my second carrier is the BIG RED VZW

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yup 50% off for a crap network... No thanks. Here in Bellevue WA Sprint has places with only EVDO. They're worth what I pay for my FreedomPop phone, free.

3. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

You go boy... John legere you tell them lol

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I love this guy.

6. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

I would go that far?? Lol

7. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL you would.

10. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Ahhh ya why not lol ... Maybe lol

33. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

I Ment to say I wouldn't go that far!! Keypad behavior lol

8. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

He is no different of an asshole CEO than the rest of the pack

12. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

a asshole? nah just someone who is outspoken and doesn't hide behind a group of people to approve every word he says in a industry that has been stuck in the past finally giving people what they want

11. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

used T-mobile when i was in hawaii...not bad reception. was a happy customer :)

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sprint fails and Legere capitalizes with an epic Twitter bash. *grabs beer and popcorn*

15. surfboarder

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

Popcorn is ready and got whiskey and monster or beer YEAH!!!!!

16. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Tough day for Sprint shareholders. And the poor Sprint employees waiting to see if they'll get laid off. And a shameful humiliating showing for Marcelo and his sidekicks. As Legere said, it was like watching an implosion.

17. garciano unregistered

Legere is an annoying little twit! does he think he is a modern day robin hood? I would not use tm if it was free

22. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Good then you deserve the network and price you are paying for it. I've had Cingular, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. T-Mobile works for me where I live and work. The data speeds are superfast and I have true unlimited data, 7gb tethering and unlimited text and calls for $55 with taxes. Can't complain about that.

23. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I currently have both at&t and t mobile and my God, t-mobile works on par with at&t here around rural Texas, areas where there used to be no service now there is LTE. Next week I'm going to California so further testing is on the way.

18. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

"but let's look at the fine print... shall we?" LOL, gotta love that dude.

19. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Unlimited data? I wish we had these plan here in Aus. How much are TMobile plans?

31. ShadowHammer

Posts: 204; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

Well, T-Mobile's cheapest postpaid plan is $50 for 2 GB. After 2 GB, they throttle you to either 2G or 3G speeds, I can't remember which. There aren't any overage charges though. The true unlimited plan costs $95 currently. Mind you, you also have to tack on $5-10 for taxes and fees for all the plans as well.

38. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Expensive for a single line nowdays, 95$, used to be 70$ just two years ago...

21. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

I loved when Legere crashed the 2014 AT&T CES party and he was asked to leave. Got to love a CEO of a competitor showing up to a party uninvited. I bet the music playing scratched when he showed up.

24. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Expensive for a single line nowdays, 95$, used to be 70$ just two years ago...

28. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

$95 if you sign up for unlimited with 14GB of tethering. 6GB for just 70, which works with a lot of majority already. Binge On, Music Freedom, free international data and texting, Jump on Demand, Wi-Fi calling, free cellspot/signal booster for customers, data stash, normal callling/texting and data use in Canada and Mexico... I mean, wow... There are just so many features along with just a line

30. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Many features that at times many of us don't use. I'm pretty sure at least 75% of t mobile customers don't travel outside of the country so there's that, jump on demand requires you to lease a phone from them, last time I bought a phone from t mobile was in 2012 so for unlocked users that's something else we can't take advantage of. I use no less than 24 Gb per month NOT Netflix or anything that you said, music freedom that's okay for the non unlimited user but not something that makes me burn through data, I use Pandora but since I'm an unlimited user well no benefit from music freedom. Am not saying anything about the features, chap asked about an unlimited plan price, and seriously the cellspot requires a deposit so I so free, signal booster? Haha t mobile would go broke if every customer took advantage of this. There might be a lot of features but if you pay the extra penny for unlimited, which is what was asked in the first place (not including a lease, being that in other countries people buy their phones outright, unlocked), you can't take advantage of a lot of them.

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