John Legere

A new high — or rather a new low — for the Uncarrier

One of the few things T-Mobile is known for recently is using ... unconventional advertising methods. The nation's fourth-place carrier, led by CEO John Legere, is taking things one step further today with a satirical press release aimed directly at AT&T. Released strategically after AT&T's earnings report today, the fake press release pokes fun at AT&T's recently-announced promotion to pay customers $450 to switch back from T-Mobile. Written in completely non-traditional wording for a professional press release, it even goes so far as to include fake quotes from AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega:

“Call it an awakening,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, “but I felt it was time to really stir things up and put the customer first for a change.  And by “customer” I’m referring to our former customers who switch to T-Mobile, because our current customers don’t really qualify.”  De la Vega said that the new T-Mobile switching offer was custom designed to entice its millions of contract customers to go ahead and give T-Mobile a try. “If for any reason you don’t love T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network, which is now faster than ours, we’ll actually pay you up to $450 to come back to AT&T, I kid you not.”

The quote is followed by an admission, "Ok, De La Vega didn’t actually say that, but he might as well have." at the end. Some may see this as light-hearted poking fun at an opponent — something Legere loves to do on-stage and online — but this may just go a step too far. Legere himself follows up with a real quote in reaction to the fake one, acting flabbergasted that the CEO of AT&T would make such a revealing statement.

The press release finishes up with a full explanation of the fact that AT&T's $450 offer is so generous and matches up perfectly with its offering to pay off your ETF, giving you the chance to try T-Mobile "risk-free." Far after the press release itself ends, bold print reads, "Editor’s Note: The preceding mock press release was written with tongue firmly planted in cheek." Really, you don't say?

T-Mobile has also released a new advertisement that sums up the point much more elegantly with big bold letters. You can catch that after the break.

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T-Mobile releases bizarre press release with fake quotes to bash AT&T

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+1
But, Sprint comes close.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Yeah, on Sprint, I have Spotify, StarStar, and unlimited data for $90 a month, only 450 mintues (to landlines) but that's fine. Similar at TMobile (with a phone at $20 a month), would be $103 or so. I'm getting an employee discount as my company has that with Sprint, but still, it's a good deal as I have LTE for 99% of where I am on a daily basis.

I had Sprint and my speeds were dial-up slow here in Miami. I switched in July of last year to TMO and now get really fast speed. It is all relative to where you live.

sucks for you man, miami has sprint spark now. fastest data to date. ive experienced it personally and tmo doesnt come close to spark.

Just curious what sort of speeds are you getting with spark? I just ran a test: 57ms ping 38mbps down 20mbps up at noon (lots of users) in Philly. If it's faster than that, it doesn't REALLY matter because at the speeds I just posted web pages etc. load instantly. $30 5GB LTE Tmobile + N5 FTW!! I'm rich biotch!!

You said almost the *exact same thing* of Sprint 2.5 years ago, while calling Verizon "the devil" and claiming how you'd never get a phone with them. Then of course you got a Verizon Gnex, and for the short time you were with them, claimed how "pimp slapping" the Gnex and Verizon's LTE was. Then you went to T-Mobile and began (again) b*tching about how crappy Verizon was and how high their prices were/are. Now here you are claiming "nothing beats Tmobile". Anyone else notice a pattern?
What a joke.
Also, "sucks monkey balls"? I'd expect that sort of language out of an 8 year old, not a guy who's at least in his 50's. Grow up.

You think he's in his 50s?

I think he's in the terrible twos for life.

Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

I have to disagree here. I have had both AT&T and T-Mobile, and I haven't had one bad experience with AT&T. T-Mobile's coverage is abysmal and their prices aren't any better. Also AT&T has a much larger selection of phones. No, before you ask, I don't work for them. I work for the cable company that everyone seems to hate on (the most).

tmobile sucks!!!! been dealing with 11 years and now 600 dollar iphone with no service!!! quit wasting fricking money advertising and take care of issues you loser and liars

get out of your shell hermit!!!!did mommy beat you with a broom stick? i would rather use land lines from 50s than their shit service

Want to see something funny?

Count how many times "Jay Holm" comments on T-Mobile posts.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Want to see something funny? You paying $30/mo for data, but only being able to use 2gb's, that's funny!

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Just got 7 friends in my Nexus club to sign up for the Sprint Framily Plan with me.
Our monthly bills are $45 a month and separate, that's with unlimited data and yearly upgrades on each line.

Again, how much do you pay a month?

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Hodan,
$75 a month 1 line. ($55 unlimited Talk & Text, $20 unlimited Data with yearly upgrade included)

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

GoSmart $45/mo. I chose Gosmart specifically because they cap the speed at 1Mb/s HSPA. When I was with another carrier, I would often get 14Mb/s speed but always hit my 5GB data cap mid-month(I stream from Google Music constantly when I'm driving). LTE is nice, if you have unlimited data. Without unlimited data, it's useless half of the time for those that actually use data frequently.

Oh yeah Jay Holm, I showed them how to enable "Spark LTE" on their Nexus 5's.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Your lucky your market has Spark! I'm looking forward to Tmo's Wideband LTE, I heard in Dallas where it's already deployed people are getting 90+mb/s, does Spark reach speeds that high?

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Yeah. There pretty much the same the though. I wonder when LA will get wideband on tmo?

Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

I have 4 bars of LTE inside my room where I live! Bouyeah!

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The bars represent call quality, not data speeds.

When will people understand that bars only tell how much signal the phone is receiving, not how much data is flowing along that signal.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

I also get 20-30mb/s on average INSIDE where I live. So there's your speed.

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That's uber fast to you? I get faster than that with regular tmobile LTE at peak hours...waaay faster upload too. More importantly, I travel for business and have found the same fast speeds in a lot of areas of the USA...will be checking out USVI St. Thomas next month!! Once you're over 15-20mbs down you're all well and good though. Rest is for show.

@con tejas
That Speedtest is with Sprint's 1st gen LTE (1900mhz).
The GS3 isn't a Spark enabled device.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

You must be one of the few lucky T-mobile user to live in that 2-mile radius where T-Mobile gets excellent data coverage and call quality... Unfortunately, I am not. I get so-so data speeds indoors, but hardly 1 bar for voice (excellent data when I step outside, but still spotty voice). I really wanted to like T-mobile given how its disrupting and forcing ma-bell to get aggressive in pricing... but what is the point of having unlimited data when you can hardly use it! Oh, btw T-mobile map shows excellent coverage for my address for data as well as voice!

Actually fun fact. More bars - faster data speeds. Crawl back into your hole

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I'm on Sprint so yes. :P

No but seriously the bars only indicate strength of the signal (ie how hard the phone is working for it) and not actual data speeds.

Yes, they did. But it's not available on the Moto X. Or the Nexus 5. Or any of the GPE devices. Or most alternate ROMs.

I was OK with T-Mobile when I could use Wifi Calling on the Galaxy S4, but after switching devices I'm going back to AT&T/Straight Talk. I appreciate what they're doing to the wireless industry, but lack of rural coverage is really a dealbreaker for me.

Then get a service that works for you indoors. T-Mobile works fine for me. If they didn't work then I would choose AT&T.

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@savdini I thought that would be the case, but no. I get three bars of T-Mobile's LTE in my 4th floor office of a 10 floor building. I could barely even get one bare of Sprint 3G. Sprint 4G was non existent

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+1!!! It's about damn time this industry changes!

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The funny thing is that nowadays you don't see anyone from Verizon trying to post their data speeds... CuZ they fucking suck.…and, they're overpriced...

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I have LTE with Verizon where T-Mobile gets me either nothing or EDGE connectivity.

That's what matters at the end of the day.

The opposite (basically) for me

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Good for you. I'm no fan boy, I go with whatever company can save me money and get me great service. I had Verizon, then I chose Sprint to save money then Sprint took a nose dive in data speeds and now I have T-Mobile. And who cares about fanboys. Just choose the service that works for you.

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I, too, go for the company that gives me great service and lets me save money. That's why I stayed with Verizon. Their loyalty plan, coupled with the level of coverage they offer, cannot be beat by T-Mobile.

Yea, my brother in law has Verizon. He loves it. He gets great service. Sometimes he's mad because now get over 25mbps regularly when he gets only 8mbps to 12mbps. But here where we live T-Mobile is one of the best so I chose them over the high price of Verizon. Even when I worked for them I couldn't afford them.

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I guarentee you're wrong. I travel the USA (world really) for business, had a 24% corporate discount with Verizon on an OLD GRANDFATHERED UNLIMITED DATA FAMILY PLAN that was cheaper than anything available now by far, and I couldn't be happier saving money on Tmobile. The funny thing is the people who say Tmobile's coverage is so terrible probably don't leave 50 miles of their hometown. Granted, I don't go on business trips to corn field in Nebraska.

+1 I've been with 3 different carriers myself. All but Sprint. Verizon is way overrated & overhyped. LTE would drop down to useless EVDO way too often! At least with Tmo if I don't have an LTE signal HSPA+ is still plenty fast.

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Their network could be the fastest in the world. If I don't get coverage, it doesn't matter. I wish they would do more about coverage than speed so I could switch over.

Supposedly, that's what the 700-A Block spectrum is going to do,. . .we'll see. Cause Legere says the 700mhz band can cover larger rural areas more easily than the higher bands. . .we'll see. Ultimately, so long as Google Maps works in an EDGE area, I'm happy.

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As a ham radio operator I can say for sure that the lower the frequency the longer the distance it can travel. Remember the old analog TV channels. In the summer sometimes late at night when the local station stopped broadcasting sometimes you could see another TV station that you normally couldn't get. That always happened on the low end of the VHF channels. You NEVER seen that on UHF. Well 700 MHz is in the UHF analog TV band area, but it's lots lower than the GHz frequencies used by most cellphones. Long story short, it should work just like Legere says it will.

The 700 block they bought for Verizon does not cover rural areas. Its pretty much big cities that they already have great coverage in. Its just going to improve indoor reception.

I switch a while go from Verizon and AT&T to T-Mobile. I live in a big city so I'm fine but let me tell you how I miss at&t when I travel.

I like what John is doing but I don't understand how he can look at someone and say at&t sucks and T-Mobile doesn't. I wonder how he feels when he travels outside the big city. Does he bring a prepaid at&t or Verizon phone with him?

I only think it would be too far if they didn't let you know they're joking. But since they did its ok.

Its not much different than the companies who put two products side by side and bash the shit out of the other one. Its just about network and CEO's this time.

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If they have coverage where you live, best option hands down. Great speeds and affordability

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+1! 90+% of the places I've been since getting Tmo have been solid HSPA/LTE, I'm not talking about driving, but where I've been for a period of time, not just pasiing through. Only place I was displeased with Tmo was Willimantic Ct. Other than that, everywhere I've been in Ct has been very solid coverage.

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Funny, I have to have my number forwarded to a At&t line just to have service in most of the places I spend time for work.

I can say I only switched to tmobile. Because they reimburse you for your etf and the coverage in my area is good I wanted att but I will say my z1s is bad ass and I do not miss my moto x

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I'm loving the Z1s as well. It's design and software are so refreshing.

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Yea I get both hspa and lte I did want att but etf getting paid is great lol....compared to sprint 3g since we didn't have lte lol...but hey if tmobile screws up as bad as sprint. I'll jump ship again lol

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My friend did the etf thing. But where he lives he's getting very spotty coverage. He's giving T-Mobile a couple more moths and if it's still the same then he's going to switch to AT&T. That's all that matters. Go with who works. For me, my T-Mobile service is great.

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They have here where I live. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. In an area where I was only getting 2g I am now getting 4g hspa+ and little by little I get it more and more.

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I heard a few years ago Westport Ct had nothing but EDGE, and now there's LTE everywhere, I even got 40.6mb/s at one place I was working.

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Does this really shock anyone? I mean, Legere is crazy, and I love him, but I think he's going to build The Matrix out of used Red Bull cans and Ritalin or something. He's just crazy enough to lead us into a new revolution in wireless carriers, and I for one welcome it. Sprint can't get the job done as far as LTE rollout, at least not in any logical sense, and Verizon and AT&T are WAY expensive.

I recently compared T-Mobile and At&t for my personal line and At&t's plan was only $10 a month more expensive than t-mobiles. That was a surprise but the big thing for me is that At&t actually works in the places where I need it to.

That's s4 for you..

The s4 is an awfully laggy device.

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I don't know where people get this "laggy" stuff from, heck the S3, the previous generation was a very capable smartphone. You guys are referring to a phone that has a 1.9ghz quad-core processor, and 2GB's of ram as "laggy". It works just fine.

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What did you do to it to make it "lag"? I've been using the S4 since 4/29/13, no problems here.

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Like the phone but to say it don't lag is wrong all I have on it is credit card apps and a couple news apps no games no nothing

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GS3 = no lag/12.6Gb of storage out the box.

GS4 = lag/8.65Gb of storage out the box.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

I agree with you because I also live in Attleboro, MA and T-Mobile sucks. When I had them in the last 2 years the service in the area was so bad. Went back to AT&T and never had problems. The difference in pricing with AT&T and T-mobile is $4.

I am with att to like them 80.00 unlimited everything every 20 months upgrade sell my old one like getting a free phone every 20 months. I think T-Mobile isn't much cheaper.

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I pay $60 for 6gb with my discount, 25 for the line access, $27 for my phone, $10 for tablet and $31.50 for my tablet. Paying my tablet off next month and taking it off my account.

I live in Mansfield mass. You go to emerald square mall and wanted to go to T-Mobile I would need Rosetta stone no one speaks English in there

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lol that's true and they have no idea what they doing. I ask them one time about some accessory and they have no idea what I was talking about.

That's exactly what I did. I actually tested AT&T and T-Mobile while I had Sprint. In the end AT&T was great and T-Mobile was great also. I chose T-Mobile and I'm paying around $18 less a month. So for those that are lucky enough to get great service from all companies, T-Mobile is usually the better choice. During my testing my lte with T-Mobile was always 10 to 20 mbps higher than AT&T. When I traveled it was the same way. So far I'm glad I chose AT&T.

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Yeah but T-Mobile has unlimited data.

If at&t really wants to bring a lot of people back they would offer unlimited data again.

T-Mobile's LTE is fantastic, if you live in one of the 6 square miles of the country with coverage.

Seriously it's good if you live somewhere that actually gets a signal. I spent a majority of my time with my T-Mobile phone searching for service or showing a 3g only connection.

I wont even get started on how useless wifi calling is...especially if you're somewhere you might actually need it like a hotel.

209 million people are covered with Tmo LTE,. . .your statement is a bit of an exaggeration.

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I am calm. It's not like there was 5 explanation points. Just stating facts, which sometimes people neglect.

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Only a bit?

I spend most of my time split between 5 different states, 3 major cities and several minor cities or rural areas. T-Mobile has only managed varying degrees of uselessness for me in all but one of those cities and even then it still has several large dead spots.

Most of the time my T-Mobile line sits there just searching for service. I often just forward the line to my personal att account just so I don't miss nay calls since it's a work line.

Bottom line is my experience with them has been miserable and my phone only seems to work within a few miles of the office where the guy sits who decided to go with T-Mobile.

I wanted T-Mobile to work and I'd considered switching my personal line to them before my work line was switched. I really dodged a bullet there. Their website is easier to use but At&t has closed the price gap and they always offer better phones so why anyone would switch is beyond me.

There's a reason why they're 4th in line.

Jay, AT&T claims to cover 300 million, I don't believe their claim either but they certainly come closer to it than tmo.

Where did you hear that? Let me guess? T-Mobile?! T-Mobile coverage is shit in Florida and Northeast. Trust me, I've tried them all. VZ is the best, but AT&T was the best value for the money for me.

If T-Mobile doesn't work for you then choose a company that does. But don't act like T-Mobile sucks for everyone. And just cause you can't learn to use WiFi calling it doesn't mean that it doesn't work. Just go with a company that works for you. It's too bad that the only service that works for you is the most expensive. Lucky for me and thousands others, we can use T-Mobile because it works perfectly. I'm loving my new coverage and data speeds. If it stops working like Sprint then I'll switch to AT&T or whichever company I need to.

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As you'll see in my post above it's a work line, switched to save money but everyone of us who travels has the same issue with them in different parts of the country.

Learning to use wifi calling isn't difficult chief so don't pat yourself on the back too hard. It just doesn't work in low bandwidth places like hotels especially when there isn't any cell signal to begin with. You can only listen to so much garbled mess and dropped calls before you declare it a useless gimmick.

As far as price the $10 more I pay for At&T each month(yes only 10) is well worth is to make up for the t-mobile line i'm required to carry around.

And "thousands" of people in a country of over 300 million isn't a ringing endorsement my friend.

It's not "thousands" T-Mobile actually gained 4.4 million customers in 2013.

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Sure. But Yankeesusa said "Lucky for me and thousands others, we can use T-Mobile because it works perfectly".

And I believe him that there are thousands of people who get perfect service from T-Mobile. The rest of us, not so much.

I don't mean to come across like some rabid fanboy or hate monger. I was really impressed with T-Mobile right up until I started using them. I wanted them to be better than AT&T but they've let me and many of my coworkers down and it will be a long time before I consider switching my personal service again.

I get it for people that are in rural areas, you probably can't use tmobile but paying more for stuff in rural areas is just the cost of living rural. There are pros and cons in other things living out in the sticks, But why are people saying ATT is only 10 a month more than tmobile. I wish that was true, but unfortunately I don't think it is.
I get 2.5gb data unlimited speeds, then slowed after that BUT.... I never get charged a penny for going over.
How is ATT only 10 bucks more when they charge me when I go over whatever data plan I choose??? I have 2 kids and a wife on my plan as well. Do you ATT guys actually monitor your data usage daily and then lock everyone down the last week of the billing period to avoid overage charges so your cost is within 10 bucks?
Please someone explain if I am missing something here???

I agree that everyone should select the carrier that works best for them, but please don't act like Wifi Calling is the solution to everyone's T-Mobile coverage issues. None of the following are due to anyone's inability to learn to use Wifi Calling:
- No signal in places where the only broadband connections are satellite based, and the latency isn't suitable for any VOIP
- No signal in buildings where the firewall blocks the ports used for wifi calling (REALLY common in many workplaces, or larger retailers like Target)
- Devices where wifi calling isn't an option, including devices sold and advertised by T-Mobile itself (I'm looking at you, Nexus 5)

I'm so sick of all this pointless bashing in the tech biz, If your product/service is so great,why must you bash others?

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+1! With the exception of Iphone people! Their stuck in The Matrix!

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their service, in comparison to AT&T isn't even close to as good. I mean all they talk about is speed yet AT&T coverage kills T-Mobile 's

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Legere's shtick is funny, but it's starting to seem like there is too much focus on AT&T, and he's in full troll mode.

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T-Mobile certainly needs to step up its coverage and reliability if their going to be making big statements like that. They are a little bit better than Sprint though

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And in the next 10-12mo's their total customer base will be better than Sprint also!

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No, even if I did I'm enough of a free-thinking, individual-minded of a person to be a mouthpiece for a company. But I happen to like that T-Mobile is influencing some very long overdue change in this industry.

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and in the next 10-12 mo;'s their total customer base will be Sprints also I fixed that statement up for ya for accuracy

Wow i got annoyed reading all these comments. It was actually mentally exhausting reading people complain. If tmobile works in your area, great. If it doesnt then get a service that does. But dont base coverage on your personal issues. I have had all the carriers and yes verizon had me covered pretty much everywhere. But then i switched to att and noticed that i had coverage everywhere that verizon did. Except higher, more rural areas. I have sprint for my work phone. That's a whole other post. Finally switched to tmobile. Everywhere i have been, and i travel all over nj for my job, i have had lte or hspa. The only time ive had edge is in my bathroom. But i use my wifi at home anyway because it is and will always be faster. So basically what i am saying is your mileage may vary but dont go pissing in someones cheerios because of your own service issues. That doesnt speak for everyone.

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It's funny how I'm labeled a fanboy, simply because T-Mobile works best for me.

I refuse to pay Verizon 120 dollars per month, for unlimited talk/text and 1GB of data.

With T-Mobile, I pay 100 dollars per month, and I get unlimited everything, JUMP, handset insurance, and the payment for my Note 3. But I guess, I'm still a fanboy for choosing what works best for me.

You guys never cease to amaze me, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

^^^One of my favorite commenters in this site^^^

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I think you're over exaggerating that price. thats actually $90 with 1GB. but I do agree Verizon is expensive. but the saying you get what you pay for is so true in this industry

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I did exaggerate a little, lol. But, you're right. You do get what you pay for. And, as long as you make a logical decision, then you shouldn't be labeled, regardless of the carrier you use.

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I know how you feel. I pay 176 for two s4 unlimited data and jump with the full insurance. I paid almost 200 with veeizon. I have tested lte in my area as well. I litteraly laughed out loud. 35 down and 18 up. Thats faster than alot of peoples internet. I chose what worked for my family. We shouldnt be judged because we chose a carrier that works fo us.

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That's a great comment. It's funny how when you save money and they aren't they have to shove the "my wireless coverage is bigger" down your throats. Like its going to hurt our feelings or something or like those companies pay them to advertise for them. We all know Verizon is the biggest and most reliable. But not everyone lives in an area that requires Verizon. Some actually live in areas where T-Mobile is great and that's who T-Mobile is trying to appeal to. That is why they say, try us and if you don't like us then switch. It's as easy as that.
Don't get mad because I get actual T-Mobile coverage and pay less.

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Ohhhhhh boy!!! People get so damn emotional, lol! It all comes down to this. I'm excited by the change Tmo is influencing on the ENTIRE industry. It's good for customers of ALL carriers. Let's see someone twist that into being a "fanboy"!

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Oh please if you have any phone other then a Samsung people rag on you especially Mr Yarell.

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That's good that your happy. I get unlimited everything from att for 80.00 a month since the first iPhone came out. I don't think any carrier is better than any other. Carriers don't rip you off if you agree to the terms you just rip yourself off.

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I'm glad that AT&T works great for you!!

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I think it's funny how you guys care what people think about you carrier.... Like they felt your mom up or something ...

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Not really, lol. Everyone's entitled to an opinion. But, I don't like labels, never have and never will.

I use both Verizon and T-Mobile: Verizon for my iPad Mini 2 and T-Mobile for my Note 3. Each network has its strengths and weaknesses.

I've made logical decisions, regarding both, and I feel that it's unfair to label ANYONE simply because of the carrier they choose to use.

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Well Merc, it looks like Richard Yarrell Jr aka Jay Holm has a little crush on you. I'd say that I'm jealous but that would be false. But nothing bets having your own fanboy Period.

Umm...that sounded gay!

I'm just so sick of rude, pricks on the internet, and both MERCDROID and NoNexus are cool guys. They aren't rude pricks like others.

You say "that sounded gay" like "sounding gay" is a bad thing and then call others rude pricks.
hmm...pot meet kettle

Is it his pic or his annoying stupid posts. I think it is both. you read his comment then look at his pic and I want to throw my phone.

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The word "ignorant" means to not know something. You clearly don't know what it means to have morals & values. "Oh, he's one of those." Yep, I'm an old fashion person, who has morals & values, or as you woud say, "One of those". I'm not so weak minded that I allow society to dictate right & wrong. Something was wrong 5,000 years from now, it remains so today. Society, and what "year" it is doesn't change what is right and whatis wrong.

You know what's wrong 5000 years in the future? Amazing? I might consider becoming a bigot too if it meant I could know who's going to win the Super Bowl.

"I'm just so sick of rude, pricks on the internet,"
Says the "rude prick" with comments like "that sounded gay".
What a hypocrite.

I've had Verizon sprint and now T-Mobile best choice I made where my house is a dead spot for any carrier but with T-Mobile I get LTE never mind when I out and about my N5 get the same or better coverage than my girls note on Verizon in Boston. only time I had a tough time with T-Mobile was when I went wicked far north to Maine but that was last year and tmibile has gotten much better since then my speed average 35-40mbps down 15-20mbps up that plenty good for me.
Also agree with mercdroid
Plus everyone that has a nexus 5 or moto x and complaining about no WiFi calling there's other options like Google voice works flawless for me but I don't use it much mostly on my nexus7
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+1! Mote consumer friendly policies, because of Tmo, across the entire industry, so customers of oyher carriers should be thankful for the change Tmo is causing, if I were with the big 2, and all of a sudden I can upgrade from the S4 to the S5 sooner because of a more consumer-friendly upgrade program, I'd be thankful for that.

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Then if you decide in a year you don't like the phone you have to give it back so you are leasing a phone forever if you give it back all the time every year that's great sign me up

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It's a jungle out there... Just to add my 2 cents, I've had AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and now T-Mobile; in that order for the most part. I live in Southern California where they all have decent coverage, but from what I have experienced so far: Sprint is the absolute worst overall, Verizon & AT&T are superb but cost too much and do not provide unlimited data, and T-Mobile is the cheapest for what you get. I am happy with their HSPA+ and LTE speeds so far and there are really no areas where I drop down to below HSPA+. With Sprint, I typically got 8-10 down and 2-5 up, where on T-Mobile I constantly get 20-25 down and 15-20 up. These speeds are in all the same areas. Long story short, get what works for you. We all know that T-Mobile is showing off for the sheer purpose of generating potential new customer's attention, but at the end of the day none of it matters if the service is subpar.

I love the way T-Mo is changing the industry. Hopefully they will get decent coverage near me if Verizon ever takes away my $23 unlimited data. But as it stands right now nothing can touch my price or coverage with Verizon. I don't know anyone with T-Mo but according to Sensorly, LTE is non existed near me and 3g is spotty at best.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

+1000000

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(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Your the only one here. No, sorry. That is a misuse of the word. You are just in a state of denial and no amount of facts in the world will change that. See your doctor about upping your meds.

Let's all imagine this was Verizon putting out a press release of this nature concerning network speeds/coverage perhaps. I can't imagine the comments on that story would be quite as positive as the ones on here, no?

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How unprofessional. It's okay. Once Softbank acquires T-Mobile, it'll go back to being just as horrible as it was before.

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Yeah I'm sure the merger of a 100% cdma sprint network and a 100% gsm tmobile network will go swimmingly right? I mean that doesn't sound at all similar to the Sprint went through trying to combine the cdma and iden networks for the Sprint Nextel disaster.

What do you mean by horrible? For me it's been awesome. Great coverage where I live. My lte never goes below 25mbps and I get great indoor coverage which I didn't get with Sprint. At this point it can only get better the way things are going and if it happens to get worse I can jump on one if the new AT&T value plans and still be doing good. One reason I chose gsm.... higher resale value on phones. I can just sell my phone and get one on swappa. Or just take my unlocked note 2 over to AT&T with no problem. It's all about choices. I love it

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T-Mobile will be for sale again next month when everybody that just jump ship for them then realized you get what you pay for jumps ship on them.

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Fact: T-Mobile has the smallest national coverage foot print.
Fact: T-Mobile has the fewest customers of the 4 major wireless carriers.
Fact: T-Mobile is up for sale and has been for years.

When Softbank buys T Mobile there may be mass cult suicide from fanboys led by Jay Holm when John Legere is not retained.

I think its funny. There are obviously a few bandwagons here. And everybody is jumping on one or another. The people who are deadset against tmobile because of coverage maps and apps like sensorly, need to realize the company that is now tmobile is not the same company that it was before. Alot has changed. Coming from verizon i was extremely nervous. But i researched coverage by actually talking to people and viewing the coverage on their phones side by side with mine. Yes tmobile may suck where you live and yes it may suck in alot of places. But everywhere i use it which is up and down the east coast i havent had any problems. I think everyone needs to chill. People can state all the "facts" they want but it comes down to what is best for the consumer using that service.

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You are right about a lot of what your saying.

This is why Tmo-Sprint is the perfect merger. The coverage would be awesome and would certainly rival ATT/VZW.

The suck on both end (Sprint in large cities, Tmo in the rural areas) would be a huge thing of the past plus a mega unlimited carrier....

The awesome would be blinding...

if that helps you sleep at night. The bid will be placed and accepted, what the Government does is another thing.

That makes no sense. They both have terrible coverage in rural areas. How would merging fix that?

At the end of the day neither Sprint or Tmobile can afford to buildout in rural areas.

In my area (DC to pittsburgh to philly to baltimore) LTE on Sprint is great, including the backwoods in MD. A few areas that are not the best (veerizon had the same issues) but FAR better than Tmo can dream of. They cannot even get the City of Harrisburg covered in any consistent way. It is only the state capitol so I guess it isn't all that important...

I'm a bandwagoner. Call me Team Rocket. Prepare for Trouble. And make it double.

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Fact, who cares.
Fact, even though their the smallest, for me it works, I have faster lte than Verizon and compared to AT&T in my area T-Mobile is at or better than them.
Fact, if T-Mobile starts sucking then I'll switch but for now I'm saving money and getting great lte coverage.

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The best thing about tmob is that if you have coverage, it rocks...unlike Verizon or att or aprint...if you have tmob coverage, its fucking fast

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Tmobile is super cheap that's all, besides that their service sucks. I live in Springville NY and i couldn't get any good voice or data services.

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That makes no sense. Why would someone pay for a cheap service that they can't use?

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Or rather a new low? This may just go a step too far? Clearly this site is taking itself to seriously. And you probably have AT&T as your carrier.

I was trying to keep up with comments but this system doesn't alert you after someone responds to your comment and now I can't find my comments.

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Ok, T-mo....love the marketing, love the new plans, love the prices. Now put some of that money into giving me some coverage. Just had to leave t-mobile this month because I couldn't stand not being able to use my phone when I really needed it. I will happily switch back if I can get slightly better building penetration and if I can stay on edge for 90% of the places I'm at. I was spending at least 8 hours/day in areas with no data connection and it's not like I live in the woods.

That was my problem about 2 years ago. Decided to give them a shot since Sprint decided to slack off on providing me decent speed on data. So far about 95% of the time I have lte now and the rest is 4g or sometimes 2g. But I definitely understand leaving if you can't get the coverage you need. That's why gsm rocks, just pick up and switch networks with your unlocked phone as long as the bands work.

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Yep, contract-free and gsm is wonderful.

And yeah, I don't need a cell provider to give me LTE in every location, but if I'm losing data completely for huge chunks of time and if I can't make phone calls from buildings, that's just not good enough. I really hope T-mo makes a few improvements to their network. It really wouldn't take a major overhaul for me to switch back.

= ( I wish T-mobile didn't suck in north N.J unfortunately up here you get decent service outside,still slower than at&t, and added to that you get zero service inside most apartment buildings and businesses. I had a prepaid t-mobile plan earlier in 2013 with a nexus 4 and had to get rid of it due to poor coverage. I'm using that nexus 4 now with hotspot from my a&tt plan. I agree at&t is expensive but at least I can rest assured when I get an email from work or call from my boss that it will actually get through.

Ive been to most parts of new jersey. I have an s4 with tmobile. I live in central. I remember reading something about the nexus 5 and data on tmobile. I think it was that the n5 used different mhz spectrum so the speeds were messed up. Something like that. Maybe this was true cor the n4? I have pretty good coverage all over the state with edge only a few times. Sucks that yiu had a bad experience though.

Edit: my bad it was the moto g. http://m.androidcentral.com/when-it-comes-carrier-networks-compatible-do...

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Comments in these carrier stories are almost pointless to read. They are all basically similar to any of these:

"(Insert Carrier Name Here) is awesome and (Insert Carrier Name Here) totally sucks in my . I had (Insert Carrier Name Here) and I would constantly drop calls. Since I switched to (Insert Carrier Name Here) my service is awesome."

OR

"I love . I get phenomenal coverage and with my (insert % here) corporate discount, I pay only slightly more than what I would with T-Mobile or Sprint so I will never leave."

OR

"Verizon rocks. I get a nice corporate discount and still have my unlimited plan. I will be with Verizon until the end of time itself. I am going to pass my unlimited plan on to my children, and my grandchildren's children so they can enjoy this feature which most other people don't have with Verizon so it isn't really applicable on comment boards of smartphone news websites."

I like tmob a lot but legere really needs to chill for just a bit. Eventually tmob is going to plateau. But before it does he's gotta increase coverage. That 700 MHz spectrum from Verizon only increased speeds in areas that were already great. I really think that they could've used the money for coverage instead. Anyways go tmob.

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I get it for people that are in rural areas, you probably can't use tmobile but paying more for stuff in rural areas is just the cost of living rural. There are pros and cons in other things living out in the sticks, But why are people saying ATT is only 10 a month more than tmobile. I wish that was true, but unfortunately I don't think it is.
I get 2.5gb data unlimited speeds, then slowed after that BUT.... I never get charged a penny for going over.
How is ATT only 10 bucks more when they charge me when I go over whatever data plan I choose??? I have 2 kids and a wife on my plan as well. Do you ATT guys actually monitor your data usage daily and then lock everyone down the last week of the billing period to avoid overage charges so your cost is within 10 bucks?
Please someone explain if I am missing something here???

Some people have unlimited data through att also T-Mobile didn't invent unlimited data. And my plan is 80.00 unlimited everything through att.

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And your grandfathered in right? And you pay for your phones off contract? Because thats the only way you can stay unlimited. So in that case your 80 dollar plan is really 80 plus whatever you spent on your new phone.

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Personally since I live in NYC all the carriers get great service here, I decided to go with T-Mobile for their JUMP plan, I needed a way to save money on keeping current with new phones, I also get damn good reception in the B Level of my office building where I used to get no service with AT&T.

Thats what attracted me to tmobile. They said after 6 months that i can bring in my current phone. They will pay it off and i can start a new payment plan with a new phone and whatever it is down. With edge and next you can upgrade but your still paying off your current phone even if its traded in. Its built into the bill.

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