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

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

  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:39:08 PM
    He shows a t-shirt that says, I just wanted to watch Macklemore. And tosses it to me.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:39:20 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:39:24 PM
    So he goes through the incident.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:39:59 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:40:03 PM
    He asks the guards, are you sure AT&T wants to kick you out.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:40:26 PM
    He said the guard said, I spoke to the AT&T CEO, and she wants you to leave.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:40:30 PM
    Heh.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:40:33 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:40:55 PM
    So back to the main point. He talks about how the industry blows.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:41:09 PM
    By the end of today, I will explain to you why this revolution will continue, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:41:26 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:41:29 PM
    So CES is a good one year summary of what we've done, he says. We almost didn't come, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:42:07 PM
    Talking about some of the pain points: contracts, ETFs, devices.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:42:11 PM
    Okay, bashing time.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:42:30 PM
    On Verizon: Gives them credit for standing up and admitting a problem with the network.
  • Kent German 1/8/2014 8:42:32 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:42:44 PM
    But he says if your network is slow, you should be able to leave. Says Verizon takes customers for granted.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:43:01 PM
    One of the biggest evils of the industry is the family plan, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:43:01 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:43:21 PM
    A family plan is nothing more than a contract on super steroid, with staggered dates - a life sentence, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:43:35 PM
    The family has a data cap that's too low.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:43:36 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:44:06 PM
    On Sprint: Sprint is a pile of spectrum waiting to be turned into capability.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:44:15 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:44:18 PM
    Sprint Spark = he calls its spanky.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:44:36 PM
    Mocks Sprint's James Earl Jones ads.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:44:42 PM
    Mocked the Framily name too.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:44:46 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:44:59 PM
    Sprint: An impaired brand with a network capability that won't be here for a while. Go back once it gets better, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:45:15 PM
    On AT&T: It's a total source of amusement for me. They take my bullsh!t.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:45:41 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:45:42 PM
    AT&T got hosed, he says, and imitated T-Mobile.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:45:59 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:46:05 PM
    Why don't you have the balls to answer the question about T-Mobile, he asks.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:46:15 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:46:16 PM
    Sponsored Data - that's the biggest horsesh!t.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:46:32 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:46:55 PM
    So you stop charging customers, you go to the businesses and charge them for access to data. He says he can come up with Uncarrier 9.0 with that one.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:47:16 PM
    AT&T now says faster than Verizon and bigger than T-Mobile. He points that out and notes it's not a coincidence.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:47:43 PM
    Everything is about customer choice, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:47:52 PM
    He will announced preliminary Q4 results.
  • James Martin 1/8/2014 8:47:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/8/2014 8:48:01 PM
    In Q3, T-Mobile added more phone customers than everyone else combined.
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