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T-Mobile's Uncarrier 7.0 event

T-Mobile advances its Uncarrier campaign with yet another incentive to lure customers in.

  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:17:48 PM
    Ok, he's going to share his opinion on the rivals.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:18:00 PM
    Calls Marcelo Claure, the Sprint CEO, big. "I'm scared of that guy."
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:18:15 PM
    Legere is speaking at Goldman Sachs in New York on Friday, hints he may disclose a bit more info.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:18:22 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:18:46 PM
    On porting ratios: It was unbelievable. For the entire quarter, the ratios are operating at two to one.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:18:51 PM
    With Sprint, it's over four to one.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:18:52 PM
    Porting ratio from all entire quarter going to T-Mobile are operating from 2 to 1. With Sprint, 4 to 1.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:19:06 PM
    That's the ratio of people switching to T-Mobile vs. going away from T-Mobile.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:19:19 PM
    At Verizon, it is losing to 2 to 1 to T-Mobile, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:19:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:19:38 PM
    AT&T is my favorite target. They're the company that keeps on giving, he cracks.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:19:58 PM
    AT&T is on defense, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:20:09 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:20:25 PM
    Tells an anecdote that a friend told him AT&T called him up and tried to get him to sign up for AT&T Next.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:20:51 PM
    $2B on the AT&T woman talking about the "best ever pricing," he said.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:20:56 PM
    That's a crock, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:21:05 PM
    All we did was take its deal and come out with a better price.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:21:22 PM
    He does credit AT&T for selling the Amazon Fire Phone, calls it the Fire Sale phone.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:21:23 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:21:26 PM
    Ouch.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:21:37 PM
    Legere makes a crack at the seemingly failed Amazon Fire phone. Ends it with, "I have no friends, you have any idea why?"
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:21:45 PM
    On Verizon, they are making obscene profit and they know it.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:22:08 PM
    They know very well contracts, tiered data plans equals obscene profitability. And they say they'll stick with it.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:22:42 PM
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:22:52 PM
    Legere gets pissed when people wonder why phones cost money at T-Mobile but are "free" on Verizon.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:23:03 PM
    Tells people to Google the word "subsidy."
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:23:05 PM
    Verizon's offer of a free iPhone is trickery, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:23:25 PM
    $15 to add a line to use the data you already pay for. That's Verizon's shared data bucket, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:23:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:23:53 PM
    We're going to talk about Uncarrier things. We have a strange habit of giving people things extra.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:24:05 PM
    We announced a guarantee on a trade-in plan earlier this week, he says.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:24:32 PM
    With "extra" he also cites T-Mobile not charging data when customers stream music.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:24:52 PM
    He says the worst thing when he was a kid was going with his father to buy a car. Kept talking about the trade-in market. So T-Mobile guarantees the best price. If customer doesn't get the best price, T-Mobile will match it and give you $50
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:25:00 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:25:06 PM
    Says it excites him when other carriers copy him immediately.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:25:16 PM
    AT&T and Verizon's revenue is $250B, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:25:31 PM
    They control 70% of the share of the industry. They control 85% of the margins in the industry.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:25:45 PM
    They also control 75 percent of the sub-1GB spectrum.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:25:54 PM
    They are duopolists, and profiteering. They don't want to change, he says. Why would you if you were obscenely rich like that?
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:26:15 PM
    On Sprint. Suddenly nimble? he asks.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:26:35 PM
    When you're network blows, you have to compete on price, Legere paraphrases the CEO.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:26:53 PM
    The problem is when people come when you're network blows, you end up burning customers, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:27:01 PM
    Framily is killed. I know you're sad about that.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:27:02 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:27:15 PM
    If you're on a Framily plan, and it's killed, what happens? People leave, right?
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