T-Mobile takes to the sky to troll Verizon about overages

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is not one to do things quietly. So when he wanted to get the message out that Verizon still charges overages for those exceeding their monthly data caps, he sent out a message by having a plane fly above Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J. skywriting "#AbolishOverages" where it could be read by Verizon officials...
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48 Comments

13. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I agree with doing away with overages, but I have to say legere a got owned.

17. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Really? He just outed Verizon and they had no answer for overage charges. Then they actually deflect the issue by saying Tmo is deflecting, brilliant.

32. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

They hit him with facts. The verizon network is better. For a LOT of people it's the only viable option. Like I said before I agree with doing away with overages and after being called out publicly by another carrier's CEO maybe they will, reguardless verizon had a comeback that cut deep.

43. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

by cut deep you mean this logic.... if you have the best network you can charge your customers the most each month AND then hit them with overages for using that precious "best" network... oh ya, i see it now. how did i miss that originally!?! i bet JL is feeling awfully stupid for hitting vzw with his facts (that vzw charges overages and tmobile doesnt) ;)

18. discharge unregistered

Blah blah blaaaaaahhh John le gere they are all the same it's all $$$$$

19. discharge unregistered

And I wouldn't even use his ugly pink t shirt for toilet paper either lmfao

20. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

T-crapo you're drunk!!!!! I have unlimited data due to being grandfathered in and I don't pay anymore for it with the exception of paying 20 bucks more starting November 15th, but it's still worth it as it's superior to your coverage!!!!!! I have TRUE unlimited, so stick it up your a;'s;'s. You will never be as good as VZW cause your service SUUUCKS where I frequent!!!!!!!

28. discharge unregistered

Yes t mobile sucks but being said that, teerex42 have you ever considered anger management??? Just stick to VZW!! No carrier is perfect and all have dead zones!! VZW does in so California too!!

31. discharge unregistered

I will admit t mobiles data speeds LAG!! But I have very few dropped calls, I've had AT&T uhh won't go there lol,, Verizon plenty of dropped calls but fair data speeds but love your bank account too!! So no carriers perfect,, sprint I have no idea nor care too from what I hear of them!!

22. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Look anybody that says TMO footprint of LTE service is as good as AT&T and Verizon they are lying. 3rd party coverage maps tell the story. As far as cell towers? Nobody is putting up actual towers anymore. Yes next to a TMO tower speeds are great. But footprint of coverage for LTE is horrible.

36. true1984

Posts: 861; Member since: May 23, 2012

T-mobile's LTE footprint is smaller than Sprint's.

25. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I recently cut all ties with Sprint and was looking into T-Mobile and/or MetroPCS. In the end, I went with AT&T because their network was the best in my area. I may have a data cap, but the fact of the matter is that I rarely go beyond 5GB of data due to me being around Wi-Fi frequently. Not only that, despite what many say, AT&T has given me nothing but positive customer service in the past. So the coverage, speed, and customer service were enough reasons for me to switch to AT&T.

37. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Samsung, Apple who cares. Use the phone you like on the network that works for you and shut the F*** up about it. and then maybe we can read about actual news, and or developments in the industry instead of a bunch of crying about who is the best.

38. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

T-Mobile didn't win this exchange, but Verizon didn't either. Yeah, they have better coverage, but their response and the fact they didn't address the overages basically means they're saying they can f#%& their customers over with overages because they have more coverage. Notice I didn't say superior network; T-Mobile is king here in Tucson, AZ.

40. erikhdz36

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Yeah yeah verizon can say all the s**t** they want but the truth there losing a lot of people because of ridiculous charges $15 dollars every gig over for get it I'm happy with Tmobile unlimited ..data no extra charges thanks uncarier:-)

41. sun0066

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

T Mobile here in south florida is excellent , T mo all the way !!!!!! Verizon just a pile of greedy CEOs , you are prepaying for a " better coverage " , that probably you wont use it at all or use just few times. T mobile WI FI calling , international roaming, unlimited data , etc , etc make the best option all around

46. JMartin22

Posts: 2324; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I do have to admit though, their network performance isn't the greatest over here in Chicago. The Chicago suburbs and urban area at least. I am not sure if that's due to congestion or whatever, but under 1 Mbps throughout the majority of the day is not acceptable. I am trying to tolerate it for a little while longer in the hope that I see improvements down the line, I do like their service plans after all, they have the best once you look past their actual performance

48. andynaija

Posts: 1243; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I saw this happen today in Dallas, TX! Except they were trolling AT&T! Good thing I took a picture! http://postimg.org/image/eqq6lbzv1/ http://postimg.org/image/r3tzqu263/
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