T-Mobile at CES 2014: Uncarrier 4.0 with CEO John Legere

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T-Mobile has announced that it is going to start paying early termination fees for people who switch to T-Mobile. That's the big news for consumers, but John Legere's willingness to trash talk the the competition might be the real story. Here's everything T-Mobile did at CES 2014 — including getting kicked out of an AT&T party.

We've put together a supercut of Legere's best moments from his previous presentations. You can look at that below, and stay tuned for more from T-Mobile's event at CES.

7 updates and 684 comments below.

Jan 09 2:02p

Watch T-Mobile CEO John Legere's CES 2014 press conference in just over five minutes

We expected T-Mobile CEO John Legere to be explicit at CES 2014 this year... but we weren't prepared for him handing out report cards to the competition, and (jokingly) threatening to shoot a journalist.

That's Magenta's modus operandi these days, and the Uncarrier 4.0 also took the time to announce some impressive growth figures and aggressive offers for people who switch plans. Catch up on the (NSFW) presentation in just over five minutes.

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Jan 08 4:45p

T-Mobile CEO John Legere refuses to deny acquisition by Sprint

John Legere — never a man to mince words — failed to deny that his company would be purchased by Sprint and corporate SoftBank this year, as has been recently rumored. In response to a question about the deal at T-Mobile's CES press conference today, Legere said, "I can tell you that the T-Mobile brand, attitude, and identity is here to stay."

That seems to suggest that a combined company would adopt T-Mobile's branding (and Legere's trademark tirades) rather than Sprint's, whose identity is...

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John Legere says he'll challenge AT&T's 'fastest network' claims with cease and desist letter

A major point of T-Mobile's CES presentation today was the carrier's fast data speeds. CEO John Legere boldly proclaimed that his company now has the fastest 4G LTE network in the United States, claiming superiority over rivals AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint. And he's apparently going to try backing up the claim — legally. Legere said that he plans to serve AT&T with a cease and desist letter over its own "fastest network" advertising.  "I'm going to send a cease and desist letter to AT&T...

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John Legere says AT&T is desperate, Sprint is 'a pile of spectrum waiting to be turned into a capability'

True to form, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has started his press conference by roasting every one of his major competitors, all while holding a Red Bull. Legere has been outspoken in his distaste for other carriers — a name his company has ostentatiously rejected — and today, he attacked AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for bad service, high prices, and generally being uncool. "I give Verizon huge credit for admitting their network is overloaded," he said. "But in this industry you should be able to...

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With over 1.6 million new customers, T-Mobile's Q4 2013 was its 'best quarter' in 8 years

T-Mobile's bold new strategy is turning the company around. CEO John Legere announced today that Q4 2013 was his company's "best quarter" in eight years, seeing the addition of 1.645 million customers — a dramatic change from having lost 32,000 customers that quarter the prior year. Postpaid saw a one the biggest changes, adding 869,000 customers last quarter compared to losing 515,000 that quarter in 2012.


T-Mobile will now pay $350 for you to leave AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon

Just as predicted, T-Mobile's latest hyped-up plan to change the cellular industry is this: the company will pay your early termination fee if you agree to switch. Starting tomorrow, the company will pay you up to $350 per line to cover early termination fees and release you from a contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

Unfortunately, there are quite a few catches. You'll also need to trade in your existing phone, buy a new T-Mobile phone, sign up for a new T-Mobile plan, and even port your...

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Watch the best of T-Mobile CEO John Legere (so far)

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is notorious for his brash demeanor (a rarity among CEOs) both in person and especially on Twitter. He's already been kicked out of an AT&T party this week, and today at 12:30PM PT / 3:30PM ET he'll take the stage to definitely entertain and hopefully match that bravado with some actual industry-shaking announcements. Yes, we'll be live-blogging T-Mobile, of course — while you wait, check out the best  of John Legere (so far). Warning: it's rather profane.

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Jan 07 3:00a

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

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.

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