Oct 04 AT 9:14 AM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

T-Mobile CEO says they will create the number one value carrier in the United States


T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere has only been on the job a month, so we haven’t seen him do too many interviews yet. This week he appeared on CNBC to address the skeptics that have called the merger with MetroPCS a shotgun wedding. Mr. Legere explained that the new spectrum from MetroPCS will make their network 40% better and said, “We will have a much faster nationwide deployment to 4G LTE, one that will be superior to competitive with everybody.”

We already know that T-Mobile is a value leader offering the most choice for wireless plans including contract, no-contract monthly, SIM-only, pay-as-you-go and mobile broadband services. They already have the fastest 4G HSPA+ network that outperforms LTE in certain areas, so it will be interesting to see how their own LTE network performs when it goes live next year.

MetroPCS currently offers no-contract LTE service with plans starting at $40 per month, and we are hoping that the new T-Mobile will eventually offer pre-paid plans with 4G LTE data that support unlocked phones.

Check out the video interview below and let us know what you think. Is T-Mobile on the right path to challenging AT&T and Verizon?

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  • Darknight42020

    We’ll see…

    • early bird

      he smiles like a horse

      • deadpenguins

        And if I’m not mistaken, he has a rather nasty case of lazy eye.

  • TheTruthSquad

    I am still hooked to Verizon for a year so I have time to see what TM can do. I am single so the VS shared plan is a ripoff. I hope these people come through with a good 4G plan.

  • anthony

    that is one ugly dude

  • gottmar

    This dude scares the hell out of me. His artificial smiling is terrifying.

    • jamal adam

      Not as terrifying as Romney’s.

  • co.ag.2005
  • Ardrid

    I absolutely love the sound of that. Better value is something I think we can all agree on. And I think we’d all kill for LTE access on our prepaid plans, which I believe T-Mobile/MetroPCS will be able to deliver

  • Dezzy

    Does this mean we will no longer receive flagship devices on Tmobile? Like we didnt get the One x in April.LIke we’re not getting the One X+ because AT&T has another exclusivity deal?

    • Raptor

      Cheap-Mobile, Ladies and Gentlemen.

    • rfgenerator

      T-Mobile is also not getting the Lumia 920 as that was announced as yet another “A Fee & Fee” exclusive. It appears in the future T-Mobile indeed will not be getting topline phones. It will be all middle range and lower. It also doesn’t look like they will be expanding their coverage much. Areas of T-Mobile that are stuck on GPRS and EDGE appear to be pretty much screwed as far as any upgrade to data speeds are concerned. I have a feeling urban areas will be getting shored up coverage, but if you plan on travelling outside of city limits, T-Mobile probably won’t be the best choice for you. My contract is up in about a year and at that time I fear my 8 year tenure with T-Mobile will come to a close. Don’t really want to pay a ton more to go to Verizon, but if T-Mobile becomes the home of cheapo phones and crappy coverage without hopes of upgrades, then I’m afraid that’s what I will have to do.

  • jamal adam

    I have faith that T-Mobile will make a great turnaround and be even better in the coming years.

  • Nathan D.

    Hey if they get a better value then what they have already and roll out lte faster, then I’m all for it. I can’t wait to have lte phone in my pocket from t-mobile.

  • revs

    hope tht iphone wasnt a personal phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raptor

    Have you noticed from this chart



    - Tmo gets 2+ TIMES larger revenue per contract then cheap Tracphone?
    - Same revenue/contract as Sprint
    - But MetroPCS gets more revenue/contract means that New Company will charge you more?

    Means prepare to pay MORE then now.

    • DroidPower

      highly doubt it. tmobile’s monthly 4g non-contract plans are a great value already. it wouldn’t make sense for them to start raising the price and lose their competitiveness.

  • DroidPower

    saw the interview this morning. it’s good that he was trying to sell the value point cuz tmobile definitely has the best value. He did a funny thing where he kept on waving the iPhone in and out of the camera to answer the question about iphone carriage and then started to wave a GSIII in and out too. Go TMOBILE

  • Maria

    No thx, i just signed a new contract on att with the new iphone 5