Watch John Legere bash T-Mobile's rivals with new versions of classic holiday songs

Watch John Legere bash T-Mobile's rivals with new versions of classic holiday songs
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been known to go after the carrier's rivals in a special Holiday video. Two years ago, when the executive was first starting to cultivate T-Mobile's image as a innovative, exciting and up and coming mobile operator, Legere posted a Christmas Vine. Dressed as Santa, Legere put coal into the stockings belonging to Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. 

Two years later, Legere has proven that the Un-carrier shtick was genius. If inspiration comes from desperation, you can see how the idea was born. Mired in fourth place among the major carriers, Legere ditched the suits, grew his hair and shook up the wireless industry. Obviously not one to sit on his laurels, T-Mobile's CEO has become a celebrity. And while some of his notoriety is from self promotion (you'll know what we mean if you follow him on Periscope), the truth is that he has done quite a job with the nation's third largest carrier. Verizon and AT&T might not be worried, but the truth is that the top two mobile operators in the U.S. have copied some of T-Mobile's more innovative moves.

For this year's holiday greeting, Legere conducts a Christmas choir singing the classics, but with a twist. The lyrics have been given a Legerian revision. For example, to the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the choir sings "Oh, you'd better not gouge, you'd better not scam, Death Star and Big Red we're hip to your sham, Un-carrier is coming to town." You get the idea.

You don't have to be a fan of John Legere, or a T-Mobile subscriber, to get a laugh from the clip. If you need to lighten the mood a bit, click on the video below.



source: T-Mobile

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18 Comments

1. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

I have respect for this man. It takes a lot of courage and madness to stand up to the big 3. I'm sure before him all CEO's were just sitting in their office just grubbing money. Now John made them jump out of their chair and start scratching their heads a little.

6. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Big 3? All I know is Verizon and AT&T. Who is this third big carrier you speak of? Surely not sprint....

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

well sprint was in third place. t mobile kicked them off their stool. hopefully one day they kick at&T off their stool but that might be a while though of course AT&T has their hands in a lot of other business to which helps them and thats why TM wants to partner up with a t.v/internet provider

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Until T-Mobile has better service vs VZW and ATT, I never see those 2 every leaving 1st and 2nd place. Sprint service has always been terrible. I used them for one year in 2005 and I ahd so much issues with service. Then they refused to cancel my contract, even though I had on record I had called at least 10 times or more a month complaining about service. tryign things like switching phones, they sent a tech to my home to test the signal strengths and more. I left them owing some money and i told them I will never pay you because by law you didnt keep your end of the contract. They still refused to release me. The small amount of money just wasn't enough to try to sue over, but I wished I had. Sprint sucks balls. I hope they go oit of business. If they were GSM, T-Mobile could buy them out and make some huge improvements and be solid as #3. But they aren't goign to ever beat ATT and VZW. ATT has the business/corporation advantage while VZW has the rest. But I like this guy. he has spunk and he is really driving this company with very good ideas.

14. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Right on man. I agree with everything you said about Sprint. Used them for almost 15 years. Absolutely horrible. Now I'm on TMO and never looking back.

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

In every area I've been in, it's either VZW or AT&T as the dominant carrier, while T-Mobile and Sprint are sparse and very limited speeds. 2G service for T-Mobile where I currently live, AT&T still has no LTE service here, Sprint is 3G but still limited coverage, and VZW is running 20-50mbps LTE with the best coverage. T-Mobile is great for large cities but outside of the urban sprawl, it's VZW as my first choice, followed far behind by AT&T.

18. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm just wondering as to why Tracfone is not one of the giants if Verizon is under Tracfone. Just wondering.

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

he loves it to and thats the best part!

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

3. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I like John and love being a T-Mobile customer but sometimes, not all the time, he just needs to chill and let the company just be great. I have to say though, the guy is really involved with the people that actually use the service via social media like Persiscope which makes him a lot more personable. That's more than I can say for any of the other guys.

7. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Pretty neat ad by the way.lol Commented before watching in previous statement.

4. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

That was pretty awesome. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all at TMO and especially John, Des and my absolute favorite person Neville Ray without whom TMO would not be where it is today from 3 years ago. Keep it guys

5. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

That was great. Little guys are coming up. Lets get this duopoly out of here and make everyone lower their prices.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

hahaha beautiful!

10. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Man buns need to go

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I like this guy, very nice ad. Very well done and thought out. True to some degree.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Regardless of how you may feel about T-Mobile personally, that piece was excellently conducted if I do say so.

16. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

That has to be one of the funnest ads I've watched. Even more fun because there's some truth in it. Glad I ditched AT&T for T-Mobile almost 2 years back. I hated being gouged and scammed.

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