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T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0.

  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:52:48 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:53:12 AM
    Sievert says it addresses all the "pain points" of traditional Internet radio.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:53:19 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:53:30 AM
    Sievert gives a shout out to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:53:47 AM
    Legere asks the T-Mobile employee crowd what they think. Unsurprisingly, they cheer loudly.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:53:55 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 1:53:56 AM
    Just for comparison's sake, Amazon Prime music has over 1 million songs you can stream. Rhapsody Unradio has 20 million.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:54:24 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:54:27 AM
    Legere reiterates: We will not stop.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:54:39 AM
    Legere, Sievert, and Ray sit down for a Q&A.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:55:03 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:55:23 AM
    First question: Why can't I test drive a GS5?
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:55:34 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:55:49 AM
    Legere: We took this to Apple first. It's clear there's a low awareness that T-Mobile carries the iPhone. We're trying to solve several things.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:56:14 AM
    Apple is also interested in the fact that the fastest growing carrier has a low penetration rate, and wants to rectify that, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:56:26 AM
    I think having it very targeted and focused is extremely important, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:57:37 AM
    Legere notes that top six services account for 85% of all streaming music heard. But he says he's open to other services. If there's something that people want, vote, and we will add it, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:58:13 AM
    Are there hidden fees to 7NightStands?
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:58:26 AM
    Legere says we will do at least 1 million test drives, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:58:48 AM
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:59:12 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:59:20 AM
    It's a no lose event, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 1:59:37 AM
    There are some customers who travel 30 miles to a store with their family. We want them to know the service is great.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 1:59:46 AM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 2:00:19 AM
    John Legere is telling everyone a long story about Roger...this is great. How I love to watch him squirm.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:00:25 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:00:39 AM
    Most customers who complain about T-Mobile either are sharing third-hand info or using old info, he says (citing a question I asked him earlier today).
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/19/2014 2:00:42 AM
    He should at least shout out Roger's twitter handle.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:01:17 AM
    Question on the net neutrality implications of music service.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:01:31 AM
    Legere: Do you think people would have a problem with giving away service for free?
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:01:52 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:01:53 AM
    It's a technical process to get more services included, he says. Our idea is to get streaming music to everybody for free, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:02:24 AM
    Sievert: There's no commercial relationship with the other streaming services beyond the partnership with Rhapsody for UnRadio.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:02:42 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:03:08 AM
    Question: Would you consider doing something similar for video?
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:03:20 AM
    Legere: Video clearly uses more data than music.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:03:42 AM
    What we are pointing out is that this free streaming of music is an attempt to get people to think of their data service differently, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:03:56 AM
    If you're bumping up against your data, you're likely on another carrier, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:04:11 AM
    We offer an unlimited data service, which is something the other guys don't, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:04:13 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:04:14 AM
    Well, Sprint actually does.
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:04:30 AM
    We're open to moving people to their unlimited data plan, he says.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:05:25 AM
  • Roger Cheng 6/19/2014 2:06:13 AM
    Legere says he has no problem allowing users to pick which music services would quality for the data-free option in their own dashboard. He says he has every intention of moving all of the services under this model.
  • James Martin 6/19/2014 2:06:38 AM
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