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Thu Jun 19, 2014, 02:40 PM

T-Mobile's CEO Went Off Last Night And Said AT&T And Verizon Are 'F------' That Are 'Raping You'

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere has a reputation for profanity-laced off-the-cuff remarks, but he may have pushed it a bit too far Wednesday night at the company's press event.

Everyone expected some f-bombs from Legere, but the following quote is extreme.

Speaking about AT&T and Verizon, the two largest carriers in the U.S. by a wide margin, Legere said:

"These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have ... the fuckers hate you."

In an interview with Business Insider a few weeks ago, Legere acknowledged he speaks like that as a way to connect with his employees and customers. He sees himself as a man of the people, someone who can speak on the level of the average joe instead of coming off as a stiff executive.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/john-legere-profanity-2014-6

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Reply T-Mobile's CEO Went Off Last Night And Said AT&T And Verizon Are 'F------' That Are 'Raping You' (Original post)
n2doc Jun 2014 OP
randys1 Jun 2014 #1
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #2
randys1 Jun 2014 #14
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #17
randys1 Jun 2014 #21
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #23
Jolo Jun 2014 #18
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #24
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #3
valerief Jun 2014 #4
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #6
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #5
Initech Jun 2014 #10
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #16
ecstatic Jun 2014 #7
YarnAddict Jun 2014 #8
Initech Jun 2014 #9
MagickMuffin Jun 2014 #11
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2014 #13
Starry Messenger Jun 2014 #12
Arkana Jun 2014 #15
leftyladyfrommo Jun 2014 #19
backscatter712 Jun 2014 #20
Orsino Jun 2014 #22

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 02:42 PM

1. Sounds correct...NO question just about all corps are stealing from us

could have done without the rape reference...

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:00 PM

2. No randy - I used to work for that

Pig - at Global Double Crossing.

Google Jensen Chow or Madeline Smith - and look up what he did. Had a visit from a Private Investigator in April of 2009 because he was STILL up to his old tricks.

I have rather strong (personal) feelings on this individual but I'll be damned if I will let anyone sit up here and tell me a man who tormented me and a few others is a good guy -

For anything.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 04:25 PM

14. Oh I included him in the comment that they are all ripping us off...

He is just jealous that his competitors are stealing more than he is

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Response to randys1 (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:30 AM

17. He made his choices

He lowered those prices as a gimmick.

He has no money to build his network.

He has no money to give raises or bonuses. Those 12k bonuses might not seem like much - but they mean a lot to the 25 year old at his competitor he's gunning for sitting under 80K in student loans.

He chose to not offer free mammograms to his employees.

He chose to keep the accessory spiffs in the retail employees.

He chose to not invest in the continued education of his employees.

He made the choice to implement a price plan that is not sustainable, doesn't account for mass device theft via brute force account invasion or social engineering, and he chose a "financing" plan that did not account for major theft and fraud surrounding it.

I've been in this game a long time. It's not going to look the same in 5-6 years. He's not prepared. And the people who know how to build a Carrier's Carrier that support 4 to 5 thousand competitive wireless carriers in the USA (the peak of the CLECs when the telecom bubble burst) - Verizon Wireless sucked us up 7 to 13 years ago. We are all sitting down the road from him now. And those wireline people in the same building hate us probably more than he does.

He can't win. He fucked a lot of us over and well - its personal. We remember his abusement park. It was only a matter of time before he chose a job that went in direct competition to all those people whose 401Ks he stole from.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 12:55 PM

23. I think that looks cool

But not I'm not any 'ithingy' person and I was never eveeeeeeer a RIM person.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 10:33 AM

18. Hi... Google'd both of them but didn't find anything.

Any other ideas on where I should be looking?

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Response to Jolo (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 03:56 PM

24. Are you the guy that's calling me?

Who are you Mr. Hudgins and what precisely do you want.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:01 PM

3. And he hates attractive young women

And has a Gordon Gekko complex.

Seriously - understand -

It's all an act with him.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:01 PM

4. And what did he say that was untrue?

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:05 PM

6. Legere whining

That's all. Poor widdle Jwans feewings got hurted-ed.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:04 PM

5. Man of the people?

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/oct/12/business/fi-legere12

During his nearly four-year affiliation with Global Crossing and its Asian subsidiary, Legere approved many of the controversial "capacity swaps" that triggered federal investigations and contributed to the company's downfall. A panel of outside directors called the company's reliance on such deals "not a prudent or financially sound business decision."

* Thousands of former employees watched their severance payments vanish, but Legere went to great lengths to make sure he was paid in full. As bankruptcy loomed in 2001, for instance, Legere summoned a vacationing employee to ensure that Global Crossing paid the income taxes on a $10-million personal loan to Legere the company had forgiven.

* Without board approval, Legere spent $500,000 of Asia Global Crossing's money to settle three separate sexual harassment claims against him.

* And even after he shut the flow of free coffee at Global Crossing's new Florham Park, N.J., headquarters to save money, Legere continued to drive a Cadillac Escalade at the company's expense, fly first-class and live in a Mastnhattan apartment that costs the company an estimated $10,000 a month


A man of the people doesn't do what he does.

Three women.

And let me tell you about being in a town hall type meeting with Louise Slaughter back in early 2002 and looking out at the people that lost every single cent of their pensions due to this jerk.

Elderly people. Elderly men. Spent their whole lives climbing up and down telephone polls and this punk could have given a shit less.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:36 PM

10. So he's a criminal and a hypocrite. Typical 1% er.

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:17 AM

16. Exactly

THAT one is rotten to the core.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:12 PM

7. I agree about ATT

Never been with Verizon. I was stunned when I first switched to T-mobile and saw that I wasn't being knickled and dimed for everything.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:28 PM

8. Nitpicky, but

 

I hate to see the comparison between money and rape. I hate to pay too much for stuff, too, but rape is a whole lot worse than getting ripped off. My m-i-l used that comparison once about 35 years ago, and I found it jarring then, and no less so now.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:33 PM

9. He's one to talk! T-Mobile is about to buy Sprint for $32 billion.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:48 PM

11. From an Ex-T-Mobile Customer

To use his terminology T-Mobile "raped me" repeatedly throughout my contracts with them and I even stayed with them after my contract ended. I finally decided I had enough of their monthly rip-off payments. We were paying $80 per month with no texting and no internet access. It was for phone calls only.

I now use Virgin Mobile and have unlimited access to everything for $20 less than what I was billed using T-Mobile.

John Legere should invest in a mirror, or learn about this so called thing called projection.





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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 04:01 PM

13. Same here. Dropped T-Mobile for Virgin pre-paid and cut my monthly cost in half.

And the coverage is much, much better.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 03:51 PM

12. Isn't he fighting the unionization of T-mobile?

I wonder how his employees feel when he "connects" with them with that kind of language.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 04:26 PM

15. Because T-Mobile isn't doing the same thing, of course. Never.

Verizon may be kind of dicks, but at least they have huge coverage maps, and when you live in the sticks that's very important.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

19. Well, of course they are.

That's called good business here in this country.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 11:08 AM

20. And a few months ago, he was for merging T-Mobile with AT&T.

Which would take the raping to a whole new level.

Now we know why we need to keep the cell phone business from becoming a monopoly, and why we should break up Comcast, Verizon, Time-Warner, and all the players in the cable monopolies that rub their nipples at the thought of gouging their customers.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 11:36 AM

22. How much has T-Mobile paid him over the years?

And where does he think the money came from?

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