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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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Good enough for me
By Goty on 1/4/2014 11:57:43 PM , Rating: 1
I've been looking for incentive to switch back to AT&T ever since moving to T-Mobile back in August. I live in the second largest city in my state and there are enormous dead spots all over the place with T-Mobile (including my house) and the signal strength is so poor everywhere else that it's nearly impossible to get any signal inside any building. The low signal cut my Galaxy Nexus' battery life to less than a full day with only moderate use.

Now that AT&T has competitive pricing for their services AND I can get at least $200 in the process of switching (not sure they'll give me anything for my old Galaxy Nexus with a cracked screen), I think I'm going to switch as soon as possible. T-Mobile had some good deals on pricing and the benefit of truly unlimited (if throttled) data, but it's not enough to overcome the lack of coverage.

"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook

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