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T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn't too impressed with AT&T's latest promotion

Earlier today, we reported that AT&T is seriously gunning for T-Mobile customers by offering up to $450 in incentives to switch. $250 of that incentive package comes in the form of trading in your smartphone, while the other $200 is a straight cash bonus to smartphone line.
 
T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn’t too impressed with AT&T’s promotion, and he even released an official statement than mock’s AT&T “desperate” efforts:
 
This is a desperate move by AT&T on the heels of what must have been a terrible Q4 and holiday for them. I'm flattered that we have made them so uncomfortable! We used AT&T's cash to build a far superior network and added Un-carrier moves to take tons of their customers - and now they want to bribe them back! Consumers won't be fooled...nothing has changed; customers will still feel the same old pain that AT&T is famous for. Just wait until CES to hear what pain points we are eliminating next. The competition is going to be toast!    
 
Legere even went to far as to mock AT&T on Twitter by bringing up the fact that AT&T’s failed bid to acquire T-Mobile resulted in his company receiving a $4 billion breakup fee -- roughly a billion of that figure was in wireless spectrum.



 
Is Legere perhaps being a bit too cocky here, or does he have every right to snap back at AT&T for trying to bribe his customers? And what does T-Mobile have planned next week for CES? Legere definitely seems excited about shaking up the wireless market once again.

Source: T-Mobile



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LOWER BAND SPECTRUM
By mcbride on 1/4/2014 1:01:05 PM , Rating: 2
TM MUST ADD LOWER BAND SPECTRUM TO ITS NETWORK IF IT REALLY WANTS TO WIN OVER SUBS FROM AT&T. NO ONE LIKES DROPED CALLS REGARDLESS OF COST. IT WOULD BE VERY SMART TO ADD THE LOWER 700 MHZ SPECTRUM FROM VZ THAT WOULD COVER THE TOP 25 MARKETS 150 MILLION POPS . A GOOD HEAD START BEFORE THE 600 MHz THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN BEFORE 2016. THE ONLY COMPANY THAT WOULD BE ALOWED TO BUY TM WOULD BE DISH




RE: LOWER BAND SPECTRUM
By DanNeely on 1/4/2014 2:54:21 PM , Rating: 2
Despite a broken capslock, mcbride isn't totally speaking non-sense. Tmobile is apparently close to securing a purchase of VZWs 700mhz A block spectrum for a combination of cash and excess AWS spectrum estimated to be worth $2-2.5bn. If the deal goes through, TM would probably end up snapping up at least a few tiny wireless companies to expand the number of cities they have coverage of.

Ownership of the 700mhz A block is a real mess: VZW, US Cellular, and CSpire (aka Cellular South) are respectively the three largest holders; but there's a mess of smaller companies holding a few or even only one block in random places. In some ways TMobile buying VZWs share would make things worse because USC and CSpire are both CDMA companies.

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizon-report...


RE: LOWER BAND SPECTRUM
By conq on 1/6/2014 8:38:20 AM , Rating: 2
Odd, I've never had a dropped call in the past 2 years since having switched to Tmobile. Must be location specific. That being said however, the data coverage and speeds is less than fantastic. If they could fix that, I'd be a much happier customer. Always frustrating to go out somewhere and be the only one to say, "yeah, I don't have data here can you look up such-and-such for me" etc. Hard to beat their prices though, that's the reason I switched in the first place.


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