T-Mobile takes a swing at Verizon (and Disney+) and John Legere hits back at AT&T on Twitter

T-Mobile takes a swing at Verizon (and Disney+) and John Legere hits back at AT&T on Twitter
T-Mobile was in the spotlight last week with its first "Un-carrier" moves of a new era, but while it's definitely nice to hear Magenta is planning a nationwide 5G network rollout by the end of the year, the other two big November 7 announcements were met with mixed reactions by both hardcore fans and haters online.

Interestingly, CEO John Legere seems to insist on keeping the controversy alive several days after AT&T condemned T-Mo's latest "marketing stunts", while the "Un-carrier's" official Twitter account handler is trying to capitalize on the incredible popularity of Disney+, throwing an amusing but somewhat unnecessary jab at arch-rival Verizon.


Starting with Legere's own tweet, we have to point out we're not at all surprised the outspoken CEO is not willing to just let AT&T's recent attack slide. That's not how this man rolls, and in fact, we kind of expected him to hit back sooner and harder at a carrier he likes to label as Verizon's trusty partner in a Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-inspired "Dumb and Dumber" duo. After all, this is the guy that gave the greenlight to a nationwide ad campaign lambasting Verizon verHIDEzon for charging special 5G fees and hiding its advanced network coverage.

Instead of concocting a similarly elaborate operation against the nation's second-largest wireless service provider, John Legere simply highlighted on his Twitter feed last night that AT&T's comments would "mean a lot more coming from a company that didn't try to fool America with 5Ge." For those who don't (want to) remember, AT&T used (and in fact still uses to this day) a highly misleading branding for its LTE Advanced network that everyone from T-Mobile to Verizon to Sprint promptly criticized a while back.


Of course, it's certainly fair to emphasize AT&T's hypocrisy when talking about "marketing stunts", but at the same time, we'd have loved to hear Legere's thoughts on the substance of his rival's accusations. After all, AT&T is not wrong to point out T-Mobile's recent promises to first responders come with quite a lot of conditions and strings attached.

As far as T-Mobile's latest dig at Verizon is concerned, we can't help but feel its timing is a little unfortunate. The meme itself is funny and right on the money, highlighting Big Red's customers will need to start paying for their Disney+ subscriptions one year down the line. For the time being, though, everyone appears to love this hot new streaming platform and Verizon is offering free access to it. Nothing wrong with that, even though the theoretical value of T-Mo's Netflix freebie is indeed greater.

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9 Comments

1. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I really hope John stats at T-Mobile. He's classic.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1168; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

He is gone, I bet he takes the spot at wework

2. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

No interest in taking advantage of this Disney+ free year. more excited for the Nickolodeon/Netflix partnership :D

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1168; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Just watched the Mandalorian episode two its quite awesome

3. Blazers

Posts: 766; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They need to include Netflix for single line accounts, not just 2 or more.

4. DarthJarJar

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

I think the perfect insult back at Tmobile is they’re gonna have sprint employees representing them if the merger goes through.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1168; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Yep, the two companies have a very diffenent culture

8. user001

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

The "value" of Tmo Netflix-on-us isn't really greater when you consider you MUST have a minimum of TWO lines to even qualify. Not to mention if you wanted HD or 4K, you must pay on top of the offer from Tmo. Whether Verizon renews the Disney offer (or even better) makes it Apple Music OR Disney, the SINGLE requirement of one line with unlimited is better. And trust, as a former Tmo user of 8 years (3/2019) all the other Tuesday freebies are a gimmick meant to distract users in highly over saturated markets with functional data speeds on dial up (NYC). I first tested Verizon in March to see if data speeds were better. And after 3 days I was blown away by the difference. In a market like NYC where Tmo over sells its own P, US Metro by Tmo, there is ZERO capacity. Lastly, the what good is a NF freebie if none of your devices have the data capacity to view on network?

9. user001

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

*over sells its own PLUS

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