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T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0.

  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:44:12 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:44:21 AM
    What do the other guys do? They see every opportunity to tell customers what to do and gouge them, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:44:39 AM
    One of our competitors has decided that if you like streaming, you should do it with Beats, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:44:45 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:44:51 AM
    It's an obvious knock on AT&T, which has an exclusive deal with Beats.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:45:19 AM
    Legere now targets Sprint and Farrell's Happy song. It makes him want to kill himself. Yikes.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:45:26 AM
    We free you, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:45:34 AM
    Why? Because we can, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:45:53 AM
    Music freedom means every note with the seven or eight services will not count against your bucket.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:45:53 AM
    I'd love to make a John Legere talk into a drinking game. One for every swear, one for every competitor dig. Who's with me?
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:45:54 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:46:07 AM
    Even if you exhaust your data bucket, you will still stream your music at higher speeds for free, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:46:15 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:46:17 AM
    We will never run out of things to fix in this industry, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:46:37 AM
    Even when we started fixing this one and learning more about Internet radio, he says we may have fixed that as well.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:46:43 AM
    It's a pain point, a big one, and a growing one.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:46:56 AM
    Starting tomorrow, customers are going to show up for this service, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:47:08 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:47:09 AM
    They're going to show up to their competitors and demand an answer, he says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:47:21 AM
    Once again, T-Mobile is goading the rest of wireless to respond. So far, it's worked.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:47:46 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:47:55 AM
    Streaming music now reaches 113 million people on their mobile device. When we see this, we see a chance to set people free. Our competitors see a chance to gouge you.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:47:58 AM
    They're doing it wrong, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:48:20 AM
    Sievert says the top six (I guess not top seven or eight) will be free from a data perspective.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:48:24 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:48:32 AM
    I'm glad to see that Slacker is included. It's a great service, and was a pioneer with offline caching on mobile.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:48:43 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:48:51 AM
    Milk Music, anotehr partner in this gambit, is Samsung's newly remade music service.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:48:58 AM
    Not only these top six services, but a couple of our closest partners, including Samsung's Milk and Beatport music, will be included in the program.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:49:12 AM
    Let's stop the complexity and confusion, he says. It's free and unlimited.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:49:16 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:49:21 AM
    We're doing this because our network can handle it, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:49:38 AM
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:50:11 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:50:11 AM
    Eight websites doesn't make the Internet. T-Mobile will ask the social community to vote on their favorite streaming sites to be added to music freedom.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:50:23 AM
    Ok, time for the final announcement of the night.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:50:43 AM
    Last.FM is part of this, too, and seems to be #2 on the leaderboard. Since CBS owns it and us, I figured I'd just point that out...
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:50:44 AM
    But what about customers already on the unlimited data plan?
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:51:02 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:51:29 AM
    So, in addition to streaming Internet radio for free, T-Mobile, oh, you know, just got Rhapsody to make an app for T-Mo.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:51:29 AM
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:51:52 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:52:02 AM
    T-Mobile unveils Rhapsody UnRadio, which is $5 a month for people. But T-Mobile customers pay only $4 a month. (Free for unlimited data customers)
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:52:11 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:52:48 AM
    With unRadio, you can replay your favorite songs, listen to whatever tracks you want, and skip as much as you want. There are no ads, and there is a catalog of 20M songs.
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