T-Mobile CEO John Legere will happily give you a share of his company (Uncarrier 11 liveblog)


Shares! Shares for everybody! That seems to be the theme for today's T-Mobile Uncarrier 11 event, scheduled to begin at 1 PM Eastern. Historically, T-Mobile US has used these Uncarrier events as a stage to announce its bold, industry-disrupting initiatives and services, and there's reason to believe today's one won't be disappointing as well.

According to people in the know, the company's charismatic CEO, John Legere — who managed to single-handedly turn the industry on its head through a mix of genuinely good products and eccentric marketing — will announce a new feature for post-paid subscribers today called Stock Up. It's reported that T-Mobile subscribers will be allowed to snag up to 100 shares of T-Mobile stock (ticker symbol TMUS) every year... if they prove to be extremely good at bringing friends and family into the T-Mobile family. It's an ambitious attempt by T-Mobile to instill a sense of deeper (financial) relationship between the company and its customers. How is it going to play out? We're not sure yet, but it seems like John Legere is fully committed to be in his best shape yet when he steps on stage today.

EVENT START TIME: 10AM PT | 11AM MT | 12PM CT | 1PM ET | 5PM GMT

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21 Comments

1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Going to be interesting for sure.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Hopefully something to make me switch from Big Fat Greedy f**king Red. $320/month for 4 smartphones with 15gb shared data.

6. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

A $320 bill isn't enough? $150 for 4 lines UNLIMITED at T-Mobile...and they pay for you to switch.

9. Unordinary unregistered

For how many GB's though? PLUS paying off the phone in whole?

13. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

As many Gigabytes as you can consume, I'm at 23 and half way through my billing cycle, and yes the entire phone balance you have, I have this plan and is a steal

14. Unordinary unregistered

$150 for unlimited for 4 lines plus WITHOUT throttling if you go over a certain amount of gigs?

16. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Unlimited...

19. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's right, truly unlimited without throttling plus 14 gb of hot spot so yes anyone not on this plan is crazy (provided they have at least 3 lines).

20. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

it's not 150 for 4 lines, that was an old promo plan, it's 220 for true unlimited. New promo plans coming soon though so just wait if you plan to switch.

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Wow, if this company comes to my country it would wipe out flat all the carriers here.

4. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

No, they wouldn't. Yes T-mobile has lots of cool 'features', but their coverage lags woefully behind AT&T and Verizon. THAT is what stops many people from using their service, and is why, I guarantee this, a lot of people will switch back to AT&T or Verizon, once the novelty of binge on, etc, etc, wears off.

5. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Fastest growing network in the country currently. Reception has gotten much better over the last two years and will get even better as T-mobile gets more 700mhz spectrum.

7. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Woefully behind? Someone likes spreading misinformation. 305 million pops and counting, another 30 to 40 million (would make their network larger than the big 2) in the next 12 to 18 months, woefully behind? You can't be serious.

8. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I commute daily from lower Fairfield county, CT, to midtown Mahattan. Once out of the NYC area (Bronx-Westchester border) from the Hutchinson parkway and on, you'll be lucky to get 2G coverage, more likely it'll be edge/no data coverage, until I return to NYC the next day. And like I said I live in lower Fairfield county CT, in a fairly populated town, I'm not in the hills and valleys of Litchfield county area. Do not believe T-mobiles wildly optimistic coverage maps.

10. Unordinary unregistered

Hey! 'Fairfield County here as well. This is what is stopping me. Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan area for me mostly. And occasionally Bridgeport/Fairfield. My cousin who is on TMo is always asking to see my phone to watch a video. Especially driving on the Merritt Parkway. You'll be lucky to get Edge lol.

11. TerryTerius unregistered

That is true, their network certainly needs to continue improving. But that doesn't mean that it isn't. I can tell you for fact that I get much better service now than I used to two years ago, in and around Atlanta. Or where my parents live, roughly an hour away from Atlanta. I used to have constant dropped calls and it was impossible to get service in certain areas. But that's changed dramatically.

17. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Make sure you have a recent phone.

18. talon95

Posts: 999; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I'm not in the best coverage area, it's a new market for them, but I'm never going back to Verizon. As long as they have coverage where I spend 95% of my time that's good enough for me. I'm sure that in 1 year with all the 700 and 600 spectrum they are buying that they will be even better. No other carrier is doing even half as much for the industry. I get double the data at half the price! The Canadian free roaming alone would have made me switch, not to mention piles of other benefits. As far as I'm concerned, there's only one carrier in the US.

21. Shauk

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

tmobiles coverage maps are assuming you have phones that support the bands provided. Older phones may not always have the best coverage for that reason alone. Not saying you have an old junker but it's always something to consider.

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Anyone knows how to download or what the name of the rewards app is?

15. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

T-Mobile Tuesdays, on the Google Play store

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