Wish you were John Legere? CEO receives HTC One (M8) with 24K Gold finish as a gift from HTC

Wish you were John Legere? CEO receives HTC One (M8) with 24K Gold finish as a gift from HTC
Ah, it must be nice to be John Legere. That would make you CEO of the most innovative carrier in the U.S. It would also make you outspoken, witty, and a person that the rest of the buttoned down Hermes tie wearing executives in the business are deathly afraid of. More exciting is Legere's ability to get his hands on any device offered by T-Mobile at the snap of a finger. Imagine being able to make a call like this. "Hey Mike, John. Yeah. Listen, I need an Apple iPhone 5s, a Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and an LG G3. Yeah, I know LG hasn't announced it yet. Just get me one. No excuses. And I need a new line for each phone. Just charge it to Randall Stephenson. Ha, Ha."

Obviously a call like that didn't happen, but our point is that if you were John Legere for a day, it could! And to top it off, the T-Mobile CEO received a heck of a present today from Jason Mckenzie and the gang at HTC America. Nothing big. Just an HTC One (M8) finished in 24 carat gold. Legere promptly showed off the device on Twitter, possibly breaking the record for most drool emitted from a tweet.

What a life. Spending all day talking about new handsets and slates (there is the boring spectrum part, but that is what CTO Neville Ray handles), spending all evening chatting about smartphones and tablets, and even dreaming about devices and new Un-carrier initiatives. So who wants to be John Legere?


source: @JohnLegere

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"Nothing big?"

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

that looks stunning

19. Jkennedy

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

"sarcasm"

24. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol no Design of Htc One is what i've fall in love. No sarcasm sh*t.

26. Jkennedy

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I was responding to Xperia

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

How about a 24K gold Lumia 1020? That would be SWEEEET!

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

lumia 925 and 930 looks much sexier

3. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I'll betcha he could get at least a hundred bucks on eBay for that - sweet!

4. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Gold is too gaudy, make it platinum and we have a deal.

5. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Alan F, Your use of "Most innovative and consumer friendly carrier", is somewhat subjective to personal opinion. I haven't seen anything in bottom line that translates to consumer friendly in long term form. Tmobile is essentially skewing numbers to parry price plan perception. Somebody within the tmobile camp is going to pay for all this consumer friendly offerings. Take a guess who it will be. Yes. The consumer. John B.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So they're innovatively screwing the consumer. There's nothing wrong with what Alan said!

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

With T-Mobile I pay less than I did with Verizon. I get unlimited everything, where with Verizon I had to pay $10 extra for texts (1000, even though I used less than 100), and I was limited to 4gb data/mo. WIth T-Mobile I can bring my own phone, and I'm not locked into a 2 year contract. Plus there's the fact that my speeds with T-Mobile are anywhere from 2 -10 times as fast as they were with Verizon. I pay less, and the service is magnitudes better. Skew that, you ignorant tard.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think he's saying that the way they're going, it will be unsustainable, and saving a quick buck in the short run will hurt customers in the long run. I'm with you. I like the fact that my family is saving almost $100/mo over what we paid for Sprint, but not knowing the specifics of T-Mobile's finances, I can't speak to whether John B. is right or not.

12. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Saving money is a great benefit, but I dont think you're completely perceiving the landscape as I view it. Tmobile's latest offering was to offer a $40 entrance plan that promises no overage charges. I admit to the attraction. However, it is exponentially, a quite possible bait and switch(in which tmobile says it hates). The fine print says Tmobile will cease data services once the monthly allotment reaches the limit of 500mb. You can continue your service the following months at the same price if you stay within this range, OR mige to higher ground at more of a cost. So this is hypocritical and not consumer friendly. The attraction is no more innovative than any other carrier has tried and the customer is still getting derailed by possible bait and switch. No higher profiled customer from Verizon or AT&T is going to transcend to this offering. Prepaid services offer the same if not more. John Legere is a big talker that is looking for the spotlight and the people that are being attracted to his sound bites are the media that TMO is most likely paying into and the consumers willing to save. Can't blame those willing to save, but the bottom line becomes boss and Tmobile's other offerings are of spending more than what these types of consumers are willing to pay into recovering these costs. This is classic "Ready to sell the business" practice. John B.

13. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

You must stay confined within a 2 block radius at all times. TMOBILE's network is a joke in most places. Yes they have fast speed in some areas and yes they have unlimited data (kind of), but what good is it when your phone won't connect. They rope you in with "unlimited", which is actually unlimited 2G (2005 speeds) and charge you extra for 4G (1gb ,3gb, 5gb or unlimited 4g ) And then they pop you with "domestic roaming". If you're away from a TMobile tower and have paid for 1GB of 4G, you're alloted 10mb to roam. Once you've made that 1 FB post or app download, you're shut down until you either a. Get back to a TMobile service area b. call and add more data or c. your bill cycle renews. Sounds like fun. Oh and BTW, the cost of 1 line, w/ say, the S5 on JUMP w/ TMobile for UNLMTD T/T &1GB of 4G= $87.50 per month. The S5, on Verizon EDGE, w/ UNLMTD T/T and 1GB of data= $77.08 per month. This is just one example, there are plenty other scenarios where VZW comes out on top as far as savings....and if you thing that Verizon's services and network are inferior to TMOBILE'S, then I'm sorry to break the bad news to you, but you're delusional my friend. What TMobile has done do the industry is killer, but now that Verizon has stepped up and made some big changes to their plans, no one can touch what they offer.

6. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I just went to t-mobile store next to me to check the gear fit, and while I was there I had my hands on the m8 and S5. While the back of the S5 looks and feels better than my note 3 (much better than pictures), it looks like crap while compared to the m8, actually everything in the store looks crap compared to the M8, from the 5s, Z1s, Note 3, Flex and many others. Not just the looks of the phone, but also the way it sits in the palm of the hand is very pleasing. With that said, will I chose it over an S5 or my note 3? I believe not, other than the looks and the speakers(which isn't that decisive for me), the S5 has what I want in a phone, since after a week or two I will get used to the looks of the M8 if I get it and then I ll start missing what touchwiz and the S5 would have offered. btw, the fit is hell of a gorgeous gadget.

10. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

We call that brainwash...

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

that is one sexy beast in gold!

14. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Now here is e guy who can't complain about that black bezel. More bezel in front, more gold to the back.

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I want one

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Rich people always get stuff for FREE... O.o The poor and the dumb, will certainly pay HTC back for this gift to the unneedy. Xd

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And what does the guy that dropped off HTC's CEO to MWC in his bike get?

20. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Just wondering if carat is spelled with a c, then why is it written 24K?

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

Carat = the measurement of the weight of a diamond For instance, a 2 carat diamond weighs twice as much a 1 carat diamond. Karat = The amount of gold in a gold substance 24K gold is 100% gold, 18K gold is 3/4 gold mixed with other metals. In other words, they used the wrong word in the article.

27. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Thanks for the info.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

No problem. I did an internship at a Zales when I was in high school. I sold both, so it was required that I knew the difference.

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Did you make this article to make fun of us for not being a high profile, rich corporate executive?

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

no ,,, if you want you or us or myself can afford to buy this by saving up for 3months and buy one... 3000 dollars is not much.....? i earn 480Euro aweek, even if you earn less we still can afford to buy it

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