After a record 2017, T-Mobile CEO Legere says 2018 will be the Un-carrier's "best year yet"

T-Mobile had quite a year in 2017. Yesterday, the company reported record revenue north of $40 billion for last year, up 8.3% Net rose 211% to $4.5 billion. For the fourth quarter, T-Mobile added 891,000 postpaid phone net additions, which turned out to be twice the number reported by the second best performer in that category, Verizon. It was triple the number of postpaid net phone additions on AT&T and five times the figure announced by Sprint.

In addition, postpaid phone churn was a record low for the fourth quarter at 1.18%. Total net adds came to 1.9 million, which means that the …


John Legere calls Verizon and AT&T 'dumb and dumber' in a clean energy challenge

Leave it to the ever-flamboyant T-Mobile CEO John Legere to both insult and ridicule its opponents in the US carrier battle during a simple we-are-going-green presentation. T-Mobile announced an initiative to get a 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2021, and challenged “dumb and dumber” (aka Verizon and AT&T) to follow in its footsteps.

Mr Legere will set aside half a million for a non-profit that will concoct said clean energy initiatives for it, and if Verizon or AT&T join in, it will add another $100,000 …

Does Marcelo Claure's tweet to John Legere hint at an upcoming merger?

Is it possible that the icy relationship between T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is defrosting? As recently as January, Legere took Claure to task for laughing (via a tweet) at a joke made by Chelsea Handler about a woman who drove her car into a T-Mobile store in Florida. The woman was told that she could not get a free replacement for a damaged iPhone. As Legere noted in a tweet to Claure, “many lives were endangered & it was a criminal act. It’s actually not funny.”

But it seems as though there has been a change, at least on Claure’s part. On Thursday morning, …

Sprint's Claure, T-Mobile's Legere among the most hated CEOs in America says survey

A company called Owler runs a crowdsourced platform that businesses can use to gather intelligence. Owler has come up with a ranking of the most hated CEOs in America, and surprisingly two of the most visible mobile executives were numbers three and four on the list. Before we get into their names, let’s just tell you about the top two names on the survey.

Number one with a score of 21.5 (lower score is worse) was United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. This is no doubt the result of the incident last month when a Doctor was dragged off a UAL plane and injured in the process. The victim refused …

Verizon: no, Mr Legere, the new unlimited data plans aren't straining our network

Back in February, Verizon joined the unlimited data plans trend, and introduced a… gasp… reasonably priced plan for mobile Internet to infinity, or until you hit a throttling cap in congested downtown areas like with other carriers’ unlimited offers. T-Mobile’s ever-feisty CEO John Legere, however, commented a few weeks ago during an earnings call that Verizon’s network has slowed down 14% since the introduction of its unlimited plans, and, according to him, they are simply unprepared for the influx of bits and bytes through Big Red’s ether. “In the same time,” he said, “the …

T-Mobile CEO Legere announces the carrier's plan to build a nationwide 5G network

The Pied Piper of the mobile industry is at it again, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere made one of the biggest announcements of his career to date. Today, T-Mobile became the first U.S. carrier to announce plans for a nationwide 5G network. The nation’s third largest carrier will use some of the 600MHz spectrum it won during the FCC auction, to carry 5G traffic from one U.S. coast to the other. It also plans on using some of the low-frequency spectrum to enhance, improve and expand its 4G LTE network.

T–Mobile spent $7.9 billion on the auction, outspending the competition, and ending …