Skip to comments.T-Mobile’s CEO: AT&T and Verizon Are ‘Raping You’
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 fers hate you.
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At least they’re not insulting my intelligence.
Uhh... what... what is that?
I don’t think even Laz would hit that.
T-Mobile has the worst service. Paying anything for that lousy service is getting raped.
Er, not if you’re a stockholder. Every quarter, the money formerly belonging to their customers is deposited in my brokerage account.
Add to that list DirecTV
That is something not all that common these days in the communication industry-a competitor.
He’s just mad cause he’s not the one doing the raping.
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.
(2G here sucks)
Depends on where you are. I'm posting at home using my T-Mobile hotspot with 4G LTE. Overall less coverage.
Now. Now. No Laz jokes while he's in a coma.
I would recommend it to my clients when they complained about their service (with the above caveat, of course).
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.
Add to that list Congress.
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.
That is one crazy kat
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.
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.
ATT is raping me...but Tmobile makes sure you can’t call anyone afterwards.
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?
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
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.
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.
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!"
I’ve had T-Mobile for years, and love it!
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.
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.
I didn’t have a signal in a remote cabin in the Ozarks, but neither did my wife on her work iPhone.
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.
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.
WTH? Laz is in a coma??!
T-Mobile should call themselves T-City. They don’t work 1 foot outside the cities.
Banned for now. A coma for him, I guess.
About the same area. Rugged, low population and few towers. I like it that way.
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.
If that’s the case, then T-Mobile coverage has improved significantly. I live in Denver.
Ugh. The mods have been incredibly liberal with the ban hammer as of late.
I pay Verizon over $300/month (5 phones).
And my voicemail can only hold about 5 messages before it’s “full.”
You have to ask the moderators. They are the only ones with the facts.
I just posted this:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ping mylife......he’ll hook ya up
WTH ? Laz is in a coma??!
A moderator induced coma. He’ll come out of it later.
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.