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T-Mobile targets industry’s ‘predatory bait-and-switch schemes’ with $40/month plan, without overages

Taking another jab at its wireless rivals, T-Mobile is launching a new monthly “Simple Starter” plan that will cost $40 per month for unlimited calls, texting and up to 500MB of data on T-Mobile’s LTE network, with the promise that customers won’t be surprised with unexpected costs for exceeding their monthly data allotment. The Bellevue-based… Read More

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T-Mobile says goodbye to monthly corporate discounts

T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently announced that the Bellevue-based wireless carrier is simplifying its rate plans even further by replacing a system of variable corporate discounts with a system that will give qualifying customers a $25 T-Mobile reward card whenever they purchase a new device. Legere dismissed the traditional system of negotiating special employer rates as… Read More

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T-Mobile execs lambast RootMetrics report that awarded Verizon for best service

T-Mobile executives are crying foul over today’s report from a Seattle-based wireless metrics company that awarded Verizon for the best overall service. RootMetrics, after driving almost 218,000 miles and collecting more than 4.6 million data points, gave Verizon the best overall score after rating the nation’s top four carriers on a number of factors, including speed, reliability, and performance of… Read More

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere responds to angry Blackberry users: ‘I’m hearing you loud and clear’

Several BlackBerry users were up in arms over a recent email blast from T-Mobile that encouraged them to “upgrade” to an iPhone 5. Now, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is letting customers know that he hears them “loud and clear.” Last week, T-Mobile sent an email that noted a “great offer for BlackBerry customers,” which angered… Read More

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T-Mobile’s John Legere makes most of AT&T party ejection

LAS VEGAS — Getting the boot from AT&T’s private party and Macklemore concert last night was apparently the best thing that could have happened to T-Mobile CEO John Legere here at CES this week. The outspoken wireless executive has been having a field day with the incident on Twitter, garnering loads of coverage and making… Read More

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T-Mobile CEO “excited” for Apple event, possibly hinting at support for new iPads

According to a tweet by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, T-Mobile might be increasing its role in Apple’s mobile ecosystem. What has two thumbs and is excited for October 22? #thisguy http://t.co/gQvJ1a1axD — John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 16, 2013 Legere’s tweet sharing his excitement links to an article about Apple’s announcement of its October 22 press… Read More

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere: ‘We’re not done’ upending the wireless industry

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere, talking with analysts this morning after a strong quarterly earnings report, said the company is preparing to launch the third wave of its “Un-Carrier” strategy and predicted that it will put the industry’s larger players further back on their heels. “I’ve made it clear, we’re not done,” he said. “Un-Carrier… Read More

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T-Mobile strikes back at AT&T with zero-down smartphone promotion

T-Mobile this morning announced a new promotion for the back-to-school shopping season, offering most of the smartphones in its lineup for no upfront payment. The announcement comes as AT&T launches its new “AT&T Next” device upgrade and payment plan with zero down payment, responding to T-Mobile’s previous pricing and upgrade changes. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has lambasted… Read More