Login

T-Mobile CEO John Legere kicked out of AT&T's CES party

T-Mobile CEO John Legere - not bad intense face

The spat between T-Mobile and AT&T intensifies. Four days after T-Mobile CEO John Legere called competitor AT&T out publicly for its "desperate moves" after it offered customers $200 in credit for switching from T-Mobile, the flamboyant Legere has been ejected from AT&T's CES party.

CNET's Roger Cheng tweeted to say he'd spotted and posed for a picture with Legere at the event in Las Vegas.

Shortly afterward, Cheng tweeted again to say that Legere, who appeared to be concealing a T-shirt in T-Mobile company colors under his black jacket, had been escorted out of the lavish event — which featured a performance from rap star Macklemore — by AT&T's security. Legere himself replied to Cheng, tweeting that he was "very angry."

Legere had reportedly secured his passes through Macklemore's agent, but his ejection isn't a total shock. Legere's attendance at AT&T's party comes after a series of public attacks by Legere on its hosts: a few days prior to his appearance at the event, the T-Mobile CEO used Twitter to blast the rival company during its CES press conference.

Tonight's events come just as T-Mobile is readying big news of its own at its own CES press conference this Wednesday. Legere previously suggested that his company would put out an announcement that would shake up the mobile industry. "The competition," he wrote last week, "is going to be toast!" What better way to preface your game-changing announcement then to very publicly be ejected from a competitor's event?

The Verge
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.