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T-Mobile CEO John Legere  (Source: The SF Examiner)
John Legere just can't help but get in a few digs at AT&T once again

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is never one to back down from hogging the spotlight. After all, this is the same man that crashed an AT&T after-party at CES and routinely takes to Twitter (and his blog) to bash the competition.
 
Today, Legere pointed his criticism towards today’s confirmed news that Amazon’s first smartphone will be an AT&T exclusive. Legere just couldn’t hold back his frustrations and went off a multi-tweet rant lambasting the partnership. He even brought up Facebook’s failed partnership with AT&T for the HTC First, stating, “Remember when the Facebook phone was discounted to 99cents? So like, the whole time it was available on [AT&T].”
 
Legere also vented with the following tweets:


 
 
One can’t help but think that this bravado is all sour grapes, as Legere would likely be screaming from the hilltops if T-Mobile won Amazon exclusivity. With that said, it’s at least interesting to sit back and watch a tech CEO that isn’t afraid to speak his mind without being strangled immediately by his “handlers.”

Source: Twitter





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RE: Say what...?
By amanojaku on 6/17/2014 7:47:20 PM , Rating: 3
You have to remember that Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile, and it's DT that's trying to sell. DT wants out of the American market, and I doubt John Legere can raise $20B to spin the company off. Since DT hired him, he's got his orders.

Thing is, he also has ambition. Legere and Softbank have a history. Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank, was an investor in Asia Global Crossing. Legere was CEO of Asia Global Crossing before he became CEO of the parent, Global Crossing. In reference to a merger, Legere asked the government to approve it since he's probably friends with Masayoshi. He also said he'd approve a merger if it meant him becoming CEO of the new entity. I doubt Softbank will merge with T-Mobile, but keep it as a subsidiary. That would mean Legere would keep his CEO job exactly the way it is, running T-Mobile under a new parent company.


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