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T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0.

  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:21:08 AM
    He says wide and thin isn't enough when it comes to coverage
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:21:08 AM
    Coverage maps are political and easy to twist, it's true. But it's also true that T-Mobile coverage hasn't always been as widespread.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:21:20 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:21:24 AM
    We have a term called Data Strong, he says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:21:31 AM
    "Our data is concentrated where and when people use the network." - Leger
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:21:32 AM
    Let's change dialogue, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:21:41 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:22:13 AM
    T-Mobile customers use the most data.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:22:28 AM
    Fun fact, one company that does real-world network tests for the US, Root Wireless, is based here in Seattle and is staffed by a few ex-T-Mobile employees. Small world ; )
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:22:46 AM
    T-Mobile use 69% more data than Verizon, and 61% more than Sprint. The average T-Mobile customer uses 100% more data than an AT&T customer.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:22:47 AM
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:23:13 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:23:19 AM
    T-Mobile has more network capacity and 70% more spectrum per customer than Verizon, he says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:23:22 AM
    T-Mobile's purchase of MetroPCS helps expand its data network coverage.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:23:32 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:23:41 AM
    Legere wants to focus on the fact that where you work and play (in the big cities), the difference in data speeds is significant.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:23:52 AM
    T-Mobile says wideband LTE is available in 16 markets.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:24:16 AM
    Wideband LTE is increased capacity through more spectrum.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:24:16 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:24:58 AM
    Oooh, a shot at Sprint and how long it's taking to complete its Spark deployment.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:25:00 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:25:04 AM
    The fastest 147Mbps down LTE means you can download and 11-song album in seven seconds.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:25:11 AM
    Spark is another form of wideband LTE using multiple bands of spectrum.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:25:16 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:25:20 AM
    We're kicking their ass on VoLTE and wideband LTE, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:25:42 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:25:46 AM
    Here's what drives me nuts, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:25:57 AM
    The media spending in our industry in a year is $6 billion, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:26:08 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:26:08 AM
    "I'm absolutely out of my mind on another set of issues," he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:26:16 AM
    There's $6 billion that creates this cacophony of the biggest BS, he says. It's a joke.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:26:23 AM
    This is the second time he's taken digs at happy "framilies."
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:26:31 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:26:33 AM
    This is how America makes wireless decision -- based on marketing. That's his point.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:27:11 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:27:21 AM
    Every time we do something, people ask how we're able to do it. The assumption is that the carriers will help you out. Actually, the f***ers hate you!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:27:32 AM
    Wow, Legere is still slinging some blue language around. Apparently, the other carriers all hate us, the customers.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:27:40 AM
    46% of Americans say they have gone in and made a wireless decision and regretted it.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:27:44 AM
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:28:02 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:28:29 AM
    Wireless has a higher remorse rate than the car industry, Legere says. But about the same as cable.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:28:49 AM
    Now we're taking a video break.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:29:00 AM
    Cue the video on Uncarrier 5.0.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:29:18 AM
    By the way, we've already got the story on Uncarrier 5.0: A test drive program that allows you try out the network for a week.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:29:28 AM
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