T-Mobile to make its next Un-carrier announcement on August 15th
A tweet sent out today by T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere, reveals that the next big Un-carrier announcement from the wireless provider will take place on August 15th. That is a week from today. These Un-carrier announcements usually feature Legere introducing some sort of new feature to benefit T-Mobile subscribers. Previous Un-carrier events unveiled Music Freedom and Data Stash. Last year, the wireless provider introduced "Netflix On Us," which gives its unlimited plan account holders with multiple lines, a free 2-screen standard subscription to the video streamer.
A video embedded to Legere's tweet shows the executive hammering something inside a box labeled "Decommissioned." He then rolls it into a warehouse that has a sign reading "Relics of the wireless industry." In his tweet, Legere writes, "Unlike some of the other guys, we like to retire relics…not buy them." That could be a dig at Verizon's past purchases of AOL and Yahoo. You can check out the video by clicking on the sourcelink below.
Legere has often commented that these Un-carrier features are designed to cure consumers' pain points. Whatever is announced could have implications for the entire wireless industry; in the past, T-Mobile's competitors have tried to offer their own version of the latest Un-carrier feature and usually fall far short in doing so.
So set your calendar for next week and stay tuned.