These are the most recent forum messages posted by ELawson87:
Re: The outsider coming in effect.
With all of the internal company spiel about how we have to "make sacrifices" and "do more with less," I can't help but wonder how much John Legere is getting paid to gut the company.
Re: Message to T-Mobile subscribers
Corporate discounts still apply to the new plans.
You still don't get it.
There is no subsidy on a value plan, which is what you got if you got the Note 2 for $300. You got it for $300 DOWN and $20 per month for 20 months, which means if you cancel the contract and switch to prepaid, you owe that $20 per month for $20 months immediately on top of the $200 termination fee. But, hey, it's your credit that's getting ruined when all that goes to a collections agency.
No one do this. It won't work.
I work for T-Mo, and this guy is right. The Note 2 with an equipment subsidy is $420 in corporate stores. The $300 price is a down payment, which means you still owe another $20 per month for $20 months. If you move to prepaid, even if they don't tell you to return the equipment and cancel because you're still in the 14 day return policy, you would owe the $200 termination fee, plus another $400(20x20=400). ...
Re: A Disgusting Oversimplification. ..
"If the purpose of this editorial was to get carriers to offer a no contract or bring your own phone differetial in pricing, that's a whole lot of not going to happen." T-Mobile is already doing it. Pretty sure this is how Europe's wireless markets work, too.
Re: what I took out of this is....
"We'll probably just get to the point where the carriers are cut out of the device buying, and they'll just offer the service. " This would be the best thing that could happen to the industry.
US Cellular cust. care should get used to this
"WHY MY BILL SO HIGH? I DIDN'T ORDER NOTHING!"
Re: Verizon! Pay attention!
Value plans require contracts with or without a phone on installments. The difference is, value plans are cheaper than the plans that give phone discounts. There ain't no such thing as a free phone.
Re: What happens to National Retail?
Hopefully they get cut out. I'm really tired of having to compete with Walmart's 97-cent phones, especially when the customer gets a phone from Walmart, Walmart screws it up because they have no idea what they're doing, then I have to fix their mess.
Combining phones with service really was one of the dumbest ideas this industry ever came up with, except of course "discounting" phones to lure people into signing a contract. Unfortunately, if carriers stopped selling phones, you'd see a lot fewer people willing to shell out $500 for a smart phone, which means carriers would lose out on that sweet, sweet data revenue. And since two major carriers are making their business about charging people more for less with data, ...
Re: This is how the industry should have been the whole time.
"High income" customers tend to be the ones that want the most free stuff, because they've been coddled by AT&T and Verizon for so long and they don't realize that "free" Droid came out a year ago and Verizon made its money back in a few months.
This is how the industry should have been the whole time.
It presents the cost of the phone clearly instead of offering "free" phones, it allows customers to tailor the monthly payment according to their budge(higher end phones have higher payments, etc), and the customer's bill gets cheaper when it's paid off. Customers also aren't held to a certain time frame for a new phone. Just pay off the old one and get a new one whenever you want. Unfortunately, it'll be an uphill battle to get people to ...
Re: Not the first time
T-Mobile' s service costs less. They can't afford a higher subsidy.
Re: Hope All Goes Well
T-Metro sounds like the Official Wireless Provder of Hollister models.
Re: Why not end subsidies?
T-Mo is offering rate plans that are priced much lower becaue the customer pays retail for the phone, split up into a down payment and 20 monthly payments. So if you want a little flip phone, you barely pay anything, but if you want a high end smart phone, you pay more. It's how I wish the wireless industry had always been, instead of subsidizing phone prices, which also has the effect of warping what customers think phones actually ...
Phillip Humm is a serpent, but this isn't as bad as it sounds
Now, I have no love for Humm, as the company didn't start falling apart until he took over. And I'm pretty sure that isn't just a coincidence. Everything was ok with Dotson in charge, but I'm pretty sure Humm was given the job for the sole purpose of preparing T-Mobile to be sold off by any means necessary. But, this article is very misleading. Frontline employees, engineering techs, and the people in the remaining call centers aren't ...
If you can't even spell secede, you probaby shouldn't be discussing political history.
Re: Stay classy, AT&T--
They mad, bro.
Re: "Obviously I am not going to provide you with a copy / paste of the exact document"
This article's source document is the exact same information sent out to internal employees. I'm not sure what you're trying to accomplish, other than saving face maybe.
T-Mobile already does this.
T-Mobile does partial upgrades at 12 and 18 months, with the full at 22. This isn't really a new thing. Besides, doesn't Sprint do upgrades at 12 months for plans above a certain amount anyway still?
Re: Upgrade Fee
T-Mobile charges the upgrade fee up front. The customer complaining is still there, though it's more along the lines of "why do I have to pay you extra to buy a phone and renew my contract?" instead of what I expect would be "Why did you put this charge on my bill?"
Re: Or you can go to T-Mobile.
5 GB of HSPA+, which has a peak of 42 mb/s.
Re: why pay for internet?
Do you really think you're not still "paying for internet" just because Sprint advertises it bundled together?
Or you can go to T-Mobile.
And get 5 GB for $25.
Should've offered him two call centers, a fat campaign contribution, and a lobbying job after he's out of the Senate.
I thought poor old oppressed AT&T couldn't build out LTE unless the big bad gubment let them destroy a competitor.
This is probably not due to customer feedback
Every single person at Verizon should have expected a backlash from customers about this idea. THis is a result of the FCC getting involved.
Re: I hope this goes through....
They could do that now with the $39 billion they're spending for T-Mobile. There is no spectrum shortage. AT&T's leadership are liars, and they're just trying to put a competitor out of business.
"voiced frustration with AT&T for pulling its merger application FROM THE FCC" The deal is still on the table, just not with the FCC.
There is still a proposed merger. All AT&T did was withdraw its application to the FCC to transfer T-Mobile's spectrum holdings to AT&T.
Re: Just curious??
AT&T withdrew its request to the FCC to transfer spectrum assets from T-Mobile. AT&T has not withdrawn its attempt to buy out T-Mobile. They just don't want to fight the DOJ and the FCC at the same time.
Re: Dear AT&T
AT&T Mobility - Immediate Release
WAAAAAAAAAH!!!! -Jim Cicconi Senior Executive Vice President
Re: Just more evidence
WOuldn't be legal in my state anyway. >_>
Re: Just more evidence
If you were a woman and I weren't already engaged, I'd marry you.
Re: Just 1 Question!
How much less could you care?
Re: Just 1 Question!
Because Verizon was much smaller than AT&T at the time. AT&T now is the size of Verizon after the Alltel buy-out, and Verizon still had to divest a lot of Alltel. Although I don't think the Verizon/Alltel deal should have happened, either.
Re: What is the big deal
The best solution for everyone is for another company that is not a wireless carrier to come in and buy T-Mobile when the AT&T deal falls through. Then DT gets rid of T-Mo, which is what it obviously wants, but the American wireless industry doesn't lose a major competitor. Personally, I'm hoping Google rides in like the cavalry to save the day, but we'll see.
Re: iphones can be used on T-Mobile.
Iphone customers can still get assistance on T-Mobile. They just can't get T-Mo's 3G data, so they're stuck with EDGE.
Re: ding dong the deal is dead...
In almost two years of working for T-Mobile, I have yet to hear of a single person changing to a more expensive carrier just because they want an iPhone. Usually because I talk anyone that wants an iPhone into something better that they didn't know about because they only wanted an iphone for the advertiing.
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