T-Mobile boss comes out swinging against AT&T and Verizon

Chris Welch, The Verge:

AT&T drew particular criticism, with Legere — like so many others before him — labeling Ma Bell’s network as “crap” in New York City. Verizon didn’t come out unscathed either, with Legere joking, “the way they covered those dust bowl states with LTE I think is admirable.” Shared data plans also came under fire. “A 5-gigabyte, 10-device shared data plan, when Joe Schmoe Jr. starts to watch porn on his phone, isn’t gonna work.” And even after crediting Verizon’s network as “beautiful,” he concluded “they’re not the cool company.”

That’s great. I’ll be more impressed when T-Mobile’s coverage in my area isn’t spotty as hell.

T-Mobile plans to sell the iPhone this year. The company is also doing away with phone subsidies, requiring users to pay the full price of their new phone up front, but allowing them more flexibility to end service without paying huge early termination fees.



  • http://twitter.com/Yogi Jonas

    “requiring users to pay the full price of their new phone up front, but allowing them more flexibility to end service without paying huge early termination fees.”

    Wait what? You pay full price, but are still locked to a contract? What do you get out of the contract then?

    • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

      Supposedly, lower monthly rates.

    • http://twitter.com/billyrazzle Billy Razzle

      Did you see the word “contract” in that quote?

      • http://twitter.com/Yogi Jonas

        No, but i see “flexibility to end service” which implies you are under a contract.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    It’s hard to not picture the CEOs of all three of these companies laughing over an expensive meal, taking turns to step out of the room to trash each other to the press, then going back inside to have another laugh.