T-Mobile wants to make a drinking game of Verizon's earnings call
posted by Michael H. / Jan 20, 2016, 8:25 PM
As per the usual way that drinking games work, there are different reasons to drink and three levels of how much to drink when something happens. On the first level, you take a drink if Verizon mentions "millennials" or "young people", if there is a "jargon free" sentence uttered in the call (T-Mobile claims this will never happen), or if Verizon references year-old network tests. On the second level, you take two drinks if Verizon talks about monetizing something (we think this is the killer rule), if Go90 (Verizon's media streaming service) is compared to SugarString (Verizon's failed tech news venture) or RedBox Instant, or if Verizon references leadership.
The big moves are on level three (where you would have to finish your drink), but T-Mobile says these things are almost certain to not happen. So, finish your drink if Verizon admits to copying Music Freedom, Binge On, or Mobile Without Borders (not if they do offer similar features, but admit they're copying, so that will never happen.) Finish your drink if Verizon admits its network advantage is gone (which it won't because it still has rural areas covered in a way that T-Mobile can't match), or if Verizon admits its "millennial" strategy is just a midlife crisis.
Overall, it's a pretty inspired bit of trolling from T-Mobile. It has the requisite honest points (competitors have been copying various Uncarrier features) as well as some flat out insults that skew reality (claiming that Verizon doesn't have a network advantage, even though despite T-Mobile's advances in extending coverage it still can't compare with Verizon's rural coverage.)
Really, the worst part of this drinking game is that you'd have to listen to the Verizon earnings call in order to play, which sounds awful (even if it is our job to do it.)
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At least Verizon has solid LTE coverage where I am. Can't say the same to T-Mobile here.
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 8:46 PM 8
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This is a joke of a carrier.
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 8:55 PM 0
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Even though i left Verizon for ATT and their new unlimited data plan, i don't understand what T-mobile is doing. Their service sucks in most places and you cant get service inside buildings, so why are they talking smack on Verizon the best network out there?
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 8:54 PM 3
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Because Verizon charges too much. With T-Mo I get 20-40+Mb/s speeds, unlimited, for less than what I'd have to pay Verizon for 4 or 5gb/month or whatever their plans are now. It'll even be better in a year or 2 when band 12 finally comes here (which, unfortunately, won't come to certain places like Chicago, which could really use it). Of course, my opinion might be different if I lived in the boonies, or had to regularly travel through them, but I don't. So T-Mobile is the best choice for me and many others. And it's only natural that they'd advertise and brag about this. For them to not do so would make as little sense as Verizon bragging about how they're best in the boonies, but if you're in an urban area, T-Mobile kicks their ass.
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 10:07 PM 6
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Look at there coverage map. It appears in WA they have they have nearly the same coverage as Verizon. But any WA resident who travel will agree when i say they do not have nearly the same coverage as with Verizon. Something's got to give. Maybe T-mobile has a history of drinking on job
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 10:46 PM 0
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lived in st lous without any issues, visit kc without any coverage issues, drove from kc to utah without issues, live here and get coverage in small town utah as well as salt lake and las vegas... speak for yourself. and i agree with planterz verizon and att dont get much advantage for the price, unless you live in the boonies and even then tmobile is getting better by the month.
posted on Jan 20, 2016, 10:18 PM 4
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This is fabulous, I love it haha! As a homebrewer, am eager to see how this turns out!
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 12:05 AM 2
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Illegal brewing, huh?
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 7:42 AM 0
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Brush up on your alcohol laws, bruh. I myself brew my own beer in my own domicile and am allowed by the government to do so up to 100 gallons per year. As long as it is for personal consumption, do not provide it to minors, and do not sell it in any fashion (need a liquor license for that).
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 11:17 AM 0
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I used to make fun of T-Mobile when I was with Verizon until I did their test drive. I'm paying about half for 90% of the coverage. I don't see many T-Mobile customers complaining about their network, only others that haven't seen it in the last year (that's all my experience I can attest to).
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 11:55 AM 1
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