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.