T-Mobile takes to the sky to troll Verizon about overages
posted by Alan F. / Oct 26, 2015, 4:19 PM
The nation's largest carrier rose to the challenge as Verizon Spokesman Jeffrey Nelson retorted on Twitter, "That time when your wireless company's CEO did a circus act to deflect the real problem: a lousy network that doesn't meet your expectations." and "That time you found yet another form of communicating more reliable than the TMobile network. #SmokeSignals #Skywriting #PonyExpress."
T-Mobile eliminated overages in April 2014. Instead of turning the overage meter on, T-Mobile will throttle the speed of a customer's mobile internet connection once the data cap is surpassed. Verizon charges a customer $15 for each GB of data used above the data cap.
Uncharacteristically, Verizon got the last word in on Legere. Posting on the official Verizon Twitter account, the carrier wrote "We get it, sometimes messages are unclear when you're not on America's best, most reliable 4G LTE network." The tweet shows a plane skywriting the message "#1 in speed, reliability, coverage, performance," which is most likely based on RootMetrics' August report which had Verizon #1 in all of the cited categories.
source: @JohnLegere, @JNels, @Verizon
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For all the smack talking T-Mo does, I still haven't converted because their rural coverage sucks on my commute route. Less talk, more action T-Mo.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 4:25 PM 3
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They're not going to invest in rural markets were costs of setting up and running towers will be more than they make from such a small market.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 4:27 PM 4
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also why they charge significantly more... tmobile has a great business model. its not for everyone but they are after the 90% that live in highly populated areas. I loved vzw but hated the price. live in jax, fl and have never looked back after switching to tmobile... its lte is even faster than vzw and i get service everywhere i go (basically just here to tampa and everything in between).
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 8:12 AM 1
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They have done so because they were there first...pretty simple really. However even out here, Verizon's amazing 4g LTE speeds of 2Mbps is blazing fast....oh wait. Which rural market are you in?
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 5:57 PM 1
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If I were a T-Mobile customer I would wonder why they were doing high school bulls**t.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 4:33 PM 1
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I don't care how reliable Verizon's service is. Wifi (mostly) gets the job done when I'm in an area with bad coverage. Having a phone bill less than $100 with truly unlimited data is enough to make me stay with T-Mobile.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 5:06 PM 6
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Instead of spending all that time and effort on putting down other carriers, how bout they work on their piss poor coverage?
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 5:08 PM 3
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Exactly.. I wouldn't go to tmobile if it were close to free.. I travel for work and their coverage is s**t.. Its the single most important thing of a cell company.. Tmobile either put up or shut up.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 7:02 PM 4
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Not the most important thing for all the people in urban areas it works fine for. Similarly I wouldn't go with verizon even if I lived in the sticks and it was my only option. Too awful a company to support. Difference is I know that's not the single most important thing to people, because people care about different things. Such a tough guy for a phone site
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 10:54 PM 2
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He answered your question in the very first line. In many urban areas, the major carriers all have adequate coverage, so coverage is not the single most important thing to those people when picking a cell provider. That being said, I agree with you that I would like to see T-Mobile investing more in boosting their network vs silly publicity stunts. Maybe it actually gets a few converts from Verizon, but it doesn't come off as very professional either way.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 10:21 AM 1
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Im saying coverage, around the country including the sticks you travel for work, is in fact not the single most important thing to every cell user in the states. For developed urban areas that people don't need to leave often, it's not a problem. Are you really so shocked not everyone is on the exact same page as you?
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 6:24 PM 0
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Instead of spending all your time and effort on putting down T-Mobile, how bout you tell them to work on their "piss poor coverage" by talking to them directly?
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 9:10 PM 0
I find it funny when companies make fun of each other.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 5:19 PM 2
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Verizon, and Sprint suck AT&T better than those two and T-mobile number one!
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 5:29 PM 2
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You're f;'u;'c;'k;'i;'n;'g druuuuunk lol T-crapo's service SUUUCKS. No comparison to VZW's service. I get TRUE unlimited data with VZW and their 4G reaches way farther then t-crapo where I frequent. There is no comparison!!!!! T-crapo barely has 2G where I go, let alone 4G and I get speeds of upwards of 40 mbps down with VZW in even small towns in the area!! T-crapo is lucky to have 2g in that area which is worthless!!!
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 6:36 PM 0
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