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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 8:57:26 PM
    This is technology with patent pending capabilities. It does something special, he says. It's better than other routers at home, he says.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:57:31 PM
    Legere: Better, I guarantee you, than any router you have right now in your home.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:57:48 PM
    One more announcement: Wi-Fi in the air! Kind of.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:58:09 PM
    T-Mobile is partnering with GoGo to work with in-flight Wi-Fi.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:58:28 PM
    T-Mobile's partnership with GoGo is exclusive, by the way.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:58:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:58:53 PM
    In this new partnership, we'll enable any T-Mobile customer to have unlimited texting while onboard and in flight with anyone in the world.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:59:06 PM
    It'll even receive visual voicemail, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 8:59:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 8:59:45 PM
    You can text, picture text, and read visual voicemail. You just sign in with GoGo and you're in, says Mike Sievert, the Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 8:59:46 PM
    Finally! Now I can text everyone all the things that happen to me inside an airplane in flight. Mostly: nothing. Nothing happens during a flight.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:00:00 PM
    It's a scarce and valuable thing to have connectivity in the air, he says. So how do we recoup the cost?
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:00:18 PM
    There's no cost for this. It's free for any T-Mo customer with a compatible device.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:00:19 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:00:32 PM
    Check out t-mobile.com/gogophones for compatible phones.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:00:52 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:01:03 PM
    You need to have successfully completed your first Wi-Fi call on the ground. Then you log on to GoGo Wi-Fi, tap on T-Mobile, enter capcha, and you're off!
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:01:18 PM
    No actual browsing though...just text messages and visual voicemail.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:01:21 PM
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 9:01:25 PM
    Sievert says most recently announced phones for T-Mobile will have this capability, but the list will continue to grow.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:01:29 PM
    Now an update on Simple Global.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:01:57 PM
    Our international data usage is up 34 times since T-Mobile announced free data overseas, Sievert says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:02:17 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:02:30 PM
    Voice minutes are a flat 20 cents a minute, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:02:50 PM
    Wi-Fi calls overseas back to the US are now free, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:02:59 PM
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:03:26 PM
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:03:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:03:55 PM
    We will overtake Sprint this year. Next on our list is AT&T.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:04:08 PM
    We still have, and plan to continue to have, the nation's fastest 4G LTE network.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:04:18 PM
    Bring it on, Legere says. Nobody's arguing it.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:04:24 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:04:34 PM
    Call and text over Wi-Fi worldwide. These items are transformational.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:05:03 PM
    Think about the Wi-Fi spots where you can put this and get five bars, Legere says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:05:12 PM
    These are just the start, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:05:21 PM
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 9:05:23 PM
    Legere: "This time it's personal," as in, we have you personally covered.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:05:24 PM
    We've got you personally covered, from edge to edge, he says.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:05:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:05:44 PM
    The upcoming iPhone 6 launch is an illustration of that, he says. Every device will be covered, he says.
  • Lynn La 9/10/2014 9:06:11 PM
    Now it's Q&A time
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:06:41 PM
    Sievert on the GoGo deal: 75% of domestic flights have the service.
  • Josh Miller 9/10/2014 9:06:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:07:35 PM
    The router requires a $25 deposit...you must have one device on the network, and it has to be compatible with Wi-Fi, Sievert says.
  • Roger Cheng 9/10/2014 9:07:51 PM
    If you're a prepaid customer, you can have one, but you have to buy it for $99 online.
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