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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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I think my T-Mobile is Great.
By elkinm on 1/6/2014 4:10:41 PM , Rating: 2
I switched to TMobile from Verizon a year ago and could not be happier. I live in Chicago and got constant dropped calls in areas were I should have full bars from VZ coverage maps.
I found that I can trust the Tmobile coverage maps and if it says poor or no coverage, I might get a signal, but in areas were it should work it always does without issue, at least so far.
I have been to the LA and San Diego area, Oregon, New York and have found Tmobile to be much better than my old Verizon service.
I did encounter one place recently, in a school where I have very bad reception where, someone I knew with ATT had a good signal. So Tmobile is great, but ATT can be better.
For the price, I will keep my Tmobile, but if competitors give truly competitive pricing I will gladly take ATT, but we are not there yet.

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer

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