T-Mobile’s John Legere had some pretty explicit words for other carriers at last night’s Uncarrier event, some of which were pretty offensive. Not only did Legere drop a few f-bombs, he compared other carrier’s actions to “raping customers.” Pretty harsh words. However, today Legere tweeted a much needed apology, saying he realized he sometimes needed a filter during his speeches:
The drawback to having no filter when I speak… sometimes I need a filter. Genuinely apologize to those offended last night
John Legere and the folks at T-Mobile have done it again. Tonight in Seattle, Washington, Legere threw more punches (with some intense language) at the wireless industry. The carrier announced the entry of wideband LTE in sixteen markets across the country ranging from coast to coast. They also proudly proclaimed that their voice over LTE network (VoLTE) has a presence over 100 million people in the United States. Pretty impressive considering how far behind other carriers are in terms of getting VoLTE networks off the ground. Also, the carrier’s VoLTE support is being extending to the Samsung Galaxy S 5 tomorrow. In addition to this, its VoLTE network will go live in even more markets.
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John Legere does not care to filter himself one bit. Earlier this afternoon, the T-Mobile CEO targeted Amazon and AT&T. Why? The alleged exclusivity of Amazon’s smartphone on AT&T’s network. Legere had no problem calling out both companies and pointing out the faults and failures of exclusive devices.
We’ve seen a few leaks of T-Mobile’s new Samsung Galaxy Avant, but it looks like it may play a role in the Uncarrier 5.0 event coming up. We know T-Mobile plans on simplifying carrier pricing, but they may begin pushing for an easy way to unlock devices, too. Read more
Everyone hates taxes. They are just about everywhere and the consumer has to always take into account this extra expense. And more often than not, taxes still surprise the consumer when making a purchase. With T-Mobile’s next Un-carrier 5.0 phase, that is all going to change.
At the June 18 event, which moved from Los Angeles to Seattle, T-Mobile is going to be unveiling simplified pricing. The carrier is going to be altering all post-paid customers bills to represent a price that includes all taxes and fees. Carrier bills are a complete mess right now and T-Mobile is aiming to clean it up.
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The merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could leave us with only one of the two brands existing. Who will it be? According to CNBC’s David Faber, T-Mobile and its name will be left standing. The Sprint brand, however, would disappear with John Legere’s beast leading the way. In fact, Faber confirmed a that John Legere would remain in charge of the merged company. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has already made it clear he has no problem fading away. The rising success of T-Mobile would be the reason for sticking around. Within the last few years, Sprint has gained negative press for its poor network and high costs. T-Mobile, as we all know, is all about calling out competitors and serving consumers with great deals. Read more
A couple leaked press images reveal some new Alcatel devices are on their way to T-Mobile. The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 are successors to a pair of budget smartphones that T-Mobile released last fall. No pricing or availability information leaked with the images, but the original OneTouch Fierce and OneTouch Evolve sold for only a few dollars per month. Read more
T-Mobile may be preparing to release a new LTE capable device made by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Avant. The device has a model number of SM-G386, and appears to be T-Mobile’s variant of the Galaxy Core LTE.
Right now, only a picture of the device has been leaked, and we don’t yet have specs. However, assuming that the device is similar to the Galaxy Core LTE, it should have a 4.4-inch display, a 5MP camera, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 8GB of expandable memory. We don’t have a release date for the device yet, but it may be July 28, which is the date shown on the devices screen.
While the WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 was released in the U.S. back in February, we didn’t see the LTE version. It seems like that might change, with the device rumored to be coming to T-Mobile.
The rumors suggest that the device will be coming to T-Mobile “later in the summer”. There’s no word yet on pricing, but we know it probably won’t be cheap. The LTE version of the device will allow users to make phone calls, but apart from that it likely won’t be too different from the WiFi version.
T-mobile announced today that they would be ditching plans to host their June 18th Uncarrier 5.0 event in Los Angeles, and instead moving it to Seattle.
While we still do not know exactly what will be announced at the event, rumors have been floating around. T-Mobile’s Uncarrier plans tend to be permanent and industry changing, so announcements about plans and payment are expected.