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T-Mobile’s CEO: AT&T and Verizon Are ‘Raping You’
Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Stampler

Posted on 06/19/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat

Just the latest in John Legere's history of madcap soundbites

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is hardly known for speaking delicately, but his most recent outburst, at a Wednesday press event, might take the proverbial profanity cake.

Business Insider reports that Legere had harsh words for competitors AT&T and Verizon. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f—ers hate you.”

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: att; johnlegere; telecom; tmobile; verizon
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Corporate Democrat

At least they’re not insulting my intelligence.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:01:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Uhh... what... what is that?

I don’t think even Laz would hit that.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:01:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

T-Mobile has the worst service. Paying anything for that lousy service is getting raped.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:02:32 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Er, not if you’re a stockholder. Every quarter, the money formerly belonging to their customers is deposited in my brokerage account.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Corporate Democrat

Add to that list DirecTV


6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:04:18 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: rarestia
Uhh... what... what is that?

That is something not all that common these days in the communication industry-a competitor.

7 posted on 06/19/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: Corporate Democrat

He’s just mad cause he’s not the one doing the raping.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: CodeToad; aMorePerfectUnion

I will keep Verizon thank you. I have had Verizon for 3 years for everything including cell, phone, cable and internet and I don’t have a single complaint. I BRIEFLY thought of changing to Comcast but then the minute the thought crossed my mind, I suddenly heard numerous complaints everywhere. Forget it...no company is perfect so I will just stay with Verizon.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Corporate Democrat
Dude...you need to expand coverage...

(2G here sucks)

10 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: CodeToad
T-Mobile has the worst service.

Depends on where you are. I'm posting at home using my T-Mobile hotspot with 4G LTE. Overall less coverage.

11 posted on 06/19/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: rarestia
I don’t think even Laz would hit that.

Now. Now. No Laz jokes while he's in a coma.

12 posted on 06/19/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: CodeToad
T-Mobile works just fine for me. But I knew going in that it has a reputation for being spotty in more rural areas. Ironically, T-Mobile's reception on the ranches that I would visit in NE Illinois was actually better than the competition's.

I would recommend it to my clients when they complained about their service (with the above caveat, of course).

13 posted on 06/19/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: CodeToad

I’ve been very happy with AT&T in my area. A few newer steel/concrete multi-story buildings in my area have poor coverage inside. However, in the past it was mostly single story steel or wood frame buildings.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT by matt04
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Add to that list Congress.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 11:09:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I use Verizon’s network through a MVNO.

My service is under $30/month. Real Verizon are paying close to $80/month for the same product.

Raping? depends on how you look at it, I guess.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 11:10:23 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Corporate Democrat
I would like to make a recommendation that a different member of the T-Mobil team receive a well-deserved promotion to speak for the company:


17 posted on 06/19/2014 11:12:28 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If youÂ’re litigating against nuns, youÂ’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Corporate Democrat

That is one crazy kat


18 posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: CodeToad

I have never used t mobile but verizon was the worst experience I have ever had. I had the unlimited plan back a few years ago when I received a bill for 700 dollars one month. They charged me for thousands of texts. When I complained they said they would take care of it..the next month I received an even lqrger bill with a late charge on top. I complained they said they would fix it..the next month it didnt change and they disconnected my phone. I go in cuss them out and tell them to close my account..they send me a bill for 2000 dollars..I have refused to pay them unless they meet me in court. They havent yet.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: Corporate Democrat

I use prepaid. If I don’t like the service, I cancel it.

People are foolish when they sign up for a 2 year contract with any cell provider.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Corporate Democrat

ATT is raping me...but Tmobile makes sure you can’t call anyone afterwards.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:05 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Corporate Democrat

ATT = $120 a month plus taxes, fees etc. for a Samsung Galaxy with limited minutes and data.

Metro PCS (owned by T-Mobile) same phone flat rate no hidden fees and unlimited usage $60 a month

Guess which one I picked?


22 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: CodeToad
actually T-moble has great service...both voice and data.

plus the have one extra no one else has that is fantastic if you travel..build in Internet wifi calling..no matter where you are in the world..if you get your phone on the Internet it will tunnel a link back to the Tmoble network in the US..and you have all services voice and text as if you were on the tmo net in the US..no extra cost...I was all over the world last year and would call and text to home all the time with no worries and no cost.

Fyi I work in computer network and telcom

23 posted on 06/19/2014 11:25:25 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I know about Verizon DSL, which is all we can get in this area.

If you have this service, you pay for prehistoric “speed” which goes out for an average of two days whenever it rains. That means a call to a Verizon robot in India, which entails about 45 minutes or more on hold, and then the robot will insist that your problem must be a modem which needs to be turned off & on, no matter how many times you’ve called before with the same problem. The robot will keep you on the phone for roughly an hour, getting all of your information wrong, telling you he can’t find you in the records, and having to take you through it all again, until you end up going nuclear on him.

Any and every question you ask will be met with “Stay with me” and being put on hold. Seriously, EVERY question. After this happens six or seven times, he will come back, you will tell him not to put you on hold again, and he will hang up on you.

Then you will look at the card in your hand, the one the last repairman gave you-—the one who said everything was fixed for good!-—and you will see the words “Providing Excellent Customer Service.” You will either dissolve into tears or hysterical laughter, and what comes out of your mouth would guarantee a zot.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: fella

Been using T-Mobile for ten years now and have no complaints about service. Two lines, unlimited everything, for $55/mo per line. No contract. Daughter has been using ever since they were VoiceStream.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:46 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Corporate Democrat
....Legere had harsh words for competitors AT&T and Verizon. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f—ers hate you.”

The Richard-Simmons-lookalike followed up his statement by offering "I'd take you out to dinner first. And I'd respect you in the morning!"

26 posted on 06/19/2014 11:31:07 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: CodeToad

I’ve had T-Mobile for years, and love it!


27 posted on 06/19/2014 11:33:58 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: CodeToad

We have had TM since 2004 and have never had problems with them at all. Have had them while traveling cross country and the service was great.

We have a great plan and great price, too. Three of us, unlimited minutes, texts and data and we pay a total of $110 per month. Divided by three people, not too bad.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 11:34:16 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Second Amendment First

The only place I have no signal is our cabin in the Boston mountains where no one gets a signal. The 4G works as good as the DSL in town.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

I didn’t have a signal in a remote cabin in the Ozarks, but neither did my wife on her work iPhone.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 11:40:40 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: CodeToad

I’ve used all four, but we stuck with T-Mobile. Coverage where I live is horrible with all 4 services, luckily T-Mobile WiFi calling works well. Also free local service is included when I’m out of the country.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 11:57:14 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

We just got rid of DirecTV and use Roku to watch T.V. We also use Ooma for our home phone. When my cell phone contract runs out, I’m switching over to pre paid cards.

Now, if I can only find a way to get cheap internet, I’ll be happy.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:16 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Starstruck

WTH? Laz is in a coma??!


33 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: tophat9000

T-Mobile should call themselves T-City. They don’t work 1 foot outside the cities.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 12:21:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: rarestia

Banned for now. A coma for him, I guess.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Second Amendment First

About the same area. Rugged, low population and few towers. I like it that way.


36 posted on 06/19/2014 12:22:07 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: CodeToad

I avoid cities and don’t have a problem. I can drive from eastern Missouri to Denver and have coverage most of the way. Now if I take the back road from Oakley Kansas to Colorado Springs I will lose it. I don’t know about the western slope, so your mileage may vary.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

If that’s the case, then T-Mobile coverage has improved significantly. I live in Denver.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: CodeToad

Ugh. The mods have been incredibly liberal with the ban hammer as of late.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 12:44:06 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: aft_lizard

I pay Verizon over $300/month (5 phones).

And my voicemail can only hold about 5 messages before it’s “full.”

W.T.F. !!!!


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT by privatedrive
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To: rarestia
WTH? Laz is in a coma??!

You have to ask the moderators. They are the only ones with the facts.

41 posted on 06/19/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: CodeToad

I just posted this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169828/posts


42 posted on 06/19/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Corporate Democrat

What a moron. None of these carriers “rape” anyone. If you don’t like one of them go to a different one. We actually live in a great period of time with the ability to surf the net at high speed over a smartphone. Pretty cool. The glass is half full not empty.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Steely Tom

I can vouch for Verizon. They were really hosing us on internet and cell phone. We took a one year deal with ATT on cable and internet and knocked $100 per month off the bill.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Starstruck; Lazmataz
No Laz jokes while he's in a coma.

Now that was funny and, most likely, relevant. You must be referring to the fact that male rabbits are said to briefly pass out following vigorous love-making.

45 posted on 06/19/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT by frog in a pot
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To: frog in a pot; Lazamataz
You must be referring to the fact that male rabbits are said to briefly pass out following vigorous love-making.

Laz tried to hit on a moderator. He is now in rehab, drying out. Laz is definitely going through Freeper withdrawals. I'm sure he will be back soon with his side of the story which will be amazing.

46 posted on 06/19/2014 1:41:44 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Stentor

well....I’m in Phoenix.....have a new LG G2 phone and T Mobile with 4G LTE and I ain’t seen 4G yet. LTE ? nope

coverage sucks


47 posted on 06/19/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: dragonblustar

ping mylife......he’ll hook ya up


48 posted on 06/19/2014 1:53:33 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: rarestia

WTH ? Laz is in a coma??!
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A moderator induced coma. He’ll come out of it later.


49 posted on 06/19/2014 2:36:08 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Starstruck
He is now in rehab, drying out.

Bummer.
Not having experienced either during my apparently staid lifetime, I suspect there is quite a difference between a sex-induced coma and drying out in rehab.

50 posted on 06/19/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by frog in a pot
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