CES 2014: T-Mobile press conference (live blog) | CNET

CES 2014: T-Mobile press conference (live blog)

T-Mobile is ready to make some waves at CES 2014.

  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:00:53 PM
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of T-Mobile's CES press conference!
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:01:21 PM
    Who's excited to see what the "uncarrier" has in store?
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:03:08 PM
    The main speaker, of course, will be CEO John Legere. And the rumored topics include family plans and an offer where T-Mobile will pay your early termination free from another carrier.
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:05:02 PM
    Bringing us the news will be Roger Cheng, who, as you may know, got Legere kicked out of AT&T's CES party
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:05:36 PM
    You can follow Roger on Twitter at @RogerWCheng
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:06:58 PM
    Legere has been quite the loose cannon ever since he arrived at T-Mobile so he always makes for a good show. Expect him to get in more than a few swipes at AT&T.
  • koseiko 1/8/2014 8:07:06 PM
    Roger the man that Got Legere kicked out. Love your insight, sorry about calling you a apple fanboy
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:07:44 PM
    Note that the press conference begins at 12:30pm.
  • Jake 1/8/2014 8:07:56 PM
    Can't wait to see what's in store!
  • Nathan 1/8/2014 8:08:35 PM
    I'm excited! I feel like T-Mobile is one of the only companies really shaking up wireless lately!
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:09:23 PM
    @Nathan: You have a point, T-Mobile has been pulling a lot of surprises over the last year.
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:10:42 PM
    Remember that two years go at CES, AT&T had just abandoned its quest to buy T-Mobile.
  • Andrew Aleman 1/8/2014 8:11:06 PM
    so...is there no video at all of the Tmobile event? or does it start around 2:30 central time?
  • ffsteve61 1/8/2014 8:11:12 PM
    If they are paying early termination fees I'm in
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:12:48 PM
    I'd say that most T-Mobile customers where happy the AT&T deal fell through, but now Sprint is preparing a T-Mobile bid
  • Josh Oliver 1/8/2014 8:12:54 PM
    Hopefully they will be expanding their coverage to new areas!
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:13:41 PM
    @Josh More coverage would be great. I spend a lot of time in Sonoma County, Calif. and coverage from most carriers (T-Mobile indluded) is spotty.
  • Sam N 1/8/2014 8:16:40 PM
    If their announcement turns out to be what rumors suggest we will be moving our family plan from Verizon to T-Mobile.
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:17:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:20:03 PM
    Hey all, Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News, here at the T-Mobile conference. They finally let us in!
  • Beyondthetech 1/8/2014 8:20:06 PM
    Is AT&T invited to attend, or will they try to crash it?
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:20:09 PM
    Fittingly, Macklemore is playing.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:20:26 PM
    Sorry all, no AT&T folks are here. Too bad. Missed opportunity.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:20:38 PM
    So we're in a smallish conference room at the Venetian in Vegas.
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:20:45 PM
    Hello to Roger! James Martin will be bringing us photos.
  • John 1/8/2014 8:21:02 PM
    Legere Sounds like a cool guy to hang with. But we will see what he made off. This the moment he has to Change the Wireless industry or sink T-Mobile. T-Mobile has the momentum to do it now. All the media outlets are posting something. But we will see.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:21:09 PM
    The carpet is magenta (pink), with black curtains all around us.
  • Pablo Najera 1/8/2014 8:21:17 PM
    I am wishing that Sprint stays away. After 9 years with Sprint, move to Central Coast and horrible coverage. Sprint told me tough. T-Mobile is my new carrier now for a year and can't complain.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:21:25 PM
    On the sides are photos of its prior Uncarrier campaign, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:21:45 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:22:07 PM
    2013 was a busy year for T-Mobile. It killed contracts, offered early upgrades, and gave away free international roaming data to its customers.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:22:11 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:22:54 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:23:25 PM
  • Ian Moone 1/8/2014 8:23:33 PM
    Hey look its Roger!!!
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:24:25 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:24:56 PM
    It also offered free data to customers who purchased a tablet through T-Mobile (although you have to purchase the tablet outright or sign up for a plan).
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:25:08 PM
    Webcast link at the top of the page. But please stay with us for Roger's expert commentary and James's awesome photos.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:25:17 PM
    The rumor is T-Mobile will be offering to buy out the ETFs of whole family plans.
  • MotoX 1/8/2014 8:25:18 PM
    Legere's bluntness is refreshing.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:25:39 PM
    This comes a day after Sprint unveiled its "Framily" family plans, which saves people money as they add more people to the plan.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:26:16 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:26:52 PM
  • Josh Dukes 1/8/2014 8:27:16 PM
    I am all geared up to move my family of 4 lines if the rumors are true. One of the worst wireless decisions I made a year and a half ago, leaving T-Mobile.
  • Josh Dukes 1/8/2014 8:27:23 PM
    In response to the poll.... can I pick all 4 !!!
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