T-Mobile CEO Legere wants you to predict when T-Mobile will leap over Sprint

T-Mobile CEO Legere wants you to predict when T-Mobile will leap over Sprint
On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it was now the top prepaid wireless carrier in the states, But that is certainly not enough for the carrier's CEO, John Legere. The  outspoken CEO is predicting that by the end of this year, T-Mobile will leap over its rival to become the third largest carrier in the states, including both pre and postpaid customers.

Not that there is a prize, at least not yet, but a tweet sent out by Legere asks you to guess the date and time when T-Mobile becomes the third largest mobile carrier in the states. The executive wants you to send your prediction via tweet, to hashtag #OvertakeSprint. By at least one count, the jump has already occurred, as OpenSignal shows T-Mobile ahead of Sprint, with Boost Mobile at number five.

Judging from the response of T-Mobile's customers to Sprint's decision to back away from buying its rival operator, it sounds like many T-Mobile subscribers had feared that their carrier would lose its edge in the transaction, even though John Legere had reportedly been tapped to run the combined outfit. How would Legere fare if it were Dish Network's Charles Ergen signing his paycheck?


source: OpenSignal via SlashGear

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14 Comments

1. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Soon...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

January 1, 2015. :)

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Would be nice if we could see some statistics first...

14. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

My very thought. We quant jocks can't just pull a number out of the air.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Soon, but come fall of 2015, I expect they'll get a massive influx of new, former Sprint customers. The 2nd half of 2013 was when T-Mobile began widely rolling out their LTE markets. Before then, they kinda sucked. By the fall of 2015, and a couple months before and after, Sprint customers that renewed or started new contracts will end their 2 year commitment that they signed in 2013. I personally know a few people that renewed with Sprint mid/late-2013 and are regretting not switching to T-Mobile.

6. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

If that were true they would've already switched when they heard T-Mobile would pay their early termination fees. Just saying. Besides by that point the network itself would be a million times better since the upgrades would be all but complete (which as is it's a lot better than it was just last year), and with a new CEO comes new plans most likely to compete with T-Mobile and AT&T. Call me a hopeful but i think the status quo will stay the same, and even revert back to sprint #1 in prepaid. Mind you i said hopeful, i know sprint has a bad reputation as of late, but there are some who have loyalty, and others who just have disdain for T-Mobile and legere. Again, just saying

9. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

This seems like an attempt to push tmobile. As someone else stated, Tmbole will pay early termination fees. There should be no reason why your "Few People" haven't switched. In spite of your plug, I tried Tmobile's test drive and couldn't get a decent signal 11 miles outside the city. At one point is was as low as 8 miles. I don't need the two largest so I elected to stay put with Sprint. It isn't all that bad as people say. It gets the job done. John B.

10. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

My brother-in-law can't switch because he is on a plan similar to Tmobile's (no contract, but must pay phone). Tmobile doesn't pay those off. He is waiting until the fall to move to Tmobile as he will have nearly all his phone paid off by then. I am sure there are some others, but people hesitate for whatever reason. I didn't switch until April even though Tmobile was paying off early ETFs for awhile before that.

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Does the winner get anything?

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Man, Tmo doesn't need sprint. Im so happy the transaction didn't take place; does this mean the grass is greener on the other side though. Remember Deutsche Telekom still wants to get rid of its share in T-mobile. Lets hope that the company that does decide to buy T-mobile is in line with what they are doing. As far as taking over as the number 3 carrier. Only time can tell and I know it should happen soon. I only say this cause I don't have numbers to make a prediction lol

8. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

numbers have been dropping since last year, t- mobile will take 3rd place by november, that why sprint ceo was fired, they see the numbers before we do.....

11. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

The sprint CEO was fired cause he stated the company could not survive without the merger taking place. I don't think people want someone running the ship who beleives they are already sinking. This is truely sad because back when sprint was truely underwater; at the time Dan came in strong; revamping customer service and all that good stuff. He was even in his own commercials. Its like he gave up or lost control of his ship (technically he did "softbank") but I was really rooting for sprint. Honestly I think we owe Dan for the few more years that sprint has gained. I beleive had Dan not taken the helm at the time we ould not be discussing the failed merger of Sprint and T-mobile.

12. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

No. If not for Dan, possibly a failed company after Sprint purchased Nextel in 05.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Legere looks like what would of happened had Christopher Walken not became an actor, but a child molester instead... Nothing against him, I think he's okay, just saying...

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