|Mar 1, 2013, 03:00 PM||#1|
T-Mobile Attacked by AT&T in Newspaper Ad Ahead of Potential Rebranding
According to TmoNews, T-Mobile is gearing up to introduce significant changes to its service in March, eliminating both contracts and early termination fees, along with implementing installment payments for its equipment. T-Mobile's move to end subsidies was confirmed by the company in late December.
The news of T-Mobile's upcoming revamp comes just after AT&T posted full page ads in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today lambasting the carrier for dropped calls and slow download speeds.
The attack is a response to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who called the AT&T network "crap" back in January. The animosity between the two companies began after AT&T failed to purchase T-Mobile following objections from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice.
T-Mobile is the fourth largest carrier in the United States, behind AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Though T-Mobile does not currently offer Apple products, Apple has confirmed that it plans to offer its products via T-Mobile in 2013.
Article Link: T-Mobile Attacked by AT&T in Newspaper Ad Ahead of Potential Rebranding
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:09 PM||#7|
They are both right...and that's the sad state of affairs.
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; iPhone 5s; AE; AppleTV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:10 PM||#10|
If T-Mobile's network is so bad, then why did AT&T want to buy it?
Slimy move, AT&T.
iPad (4th Generation, WiFi, 32 GB) MacBook Pro (Mid-2009, 15", 2.53 GHz) iPod Touch (2nd Generation, 16 GB)
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:11 PM||#11|
When T-Mobile starts carrying the iPhone, it will not be subsidized, so we will have to pay full price for it.
But they will finance it, so you don't have to eat the full price in one shot. Even when this happens, it will cost a lot less than buying it subsidized from AT&T and having to pay their grossly high rates. Plus, I'm sure T-Mobile will let us tether at no extra charge, like they currently do.
I think I will stay with T-Mobile and get the iPhone from them, as my iPad is already on AT&T's Unlimited Data Plan (can't tether or FaceTime over LTE).
Sometimes one has better reception than the other, so I can choose which one to use.
17" MacBook Pro (2007) iPad Air WiFi+Cell 128 GB iPhone 5s 64 GB T-Mobile AppleTV 2
Follow @AmazingIceman for useful tech info and more (mention MacRumors).
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:12 PM||#12|
That ad, both the content and the font choice, looks like it was created by a child.
AT&T sucks. (And my iPhone is on AT&T.)
"The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse.' There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
-John C. Dvorak, SF Examiner, Feb. 1984.
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:13 PM||#13|
I cannot wait for folks to ditch AT&T and the other big two cell companies for T-Mobile. Once T-Mobile gets full support of the iPhone, its game over. I know I'll be switching this fall.
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:14 PM||#15|
So AT&T was like “Yo, what’s good baby? I got all this bread & I’m willing to spend it on you if you be my b*tch.” Even though he’s slow & very shallow, T-Mobile was like, “Ok boo, let’s plan this wedding. But since you ballin’ & everything you gotta get me a crib, a new whip & a puppy.” T-Mobile knew these gifts couldn’t be taken back if things didn’t go well. So T-Mobile & AT&T planned their wedding, even though they knew their parents may not approve because AT&T is Jewish & T-Mobile’s Atheist.
Time goes by, they're about to get married, but their parents are like, “Get the hell outta here you’re not marrying a (Jew/Atheist),” they’re forced to break up. AT&T is upset they didn’t get their girl. T-Mobile is like “ooohhh, sorry boo. Thanks for the whip though.”
T-Mobile quickly meets another guy, Metro PCS, he’s an atheist too! He doesn’t have much money but he’s got personality & is goal oriented. T-Mobile falls in love. They decide they want to get married & oddly Metro PCS agrees to change his name to hers (you know she got an ego); but T-Mobile’s willing to let Metro PCS wear the pants in the relationship.
AT&T, jealous as all hell, starts talking crap about T-Mobile. “Ohhhh, whatever yo, that chick is slow. Forget her. Look at me I’m ballin’, she know she miss this!” Clearly upset because he realized T-Mobile was playing him from the start.
Last edited by Tuan X; Mar 1, 2013 at 03:24 PM.
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:21 PM||#22|
I'd rather stand in line for seven hours and sign a two year contract with DMV than with AT&T. They are the worst company I ever dealt with. Poor cellular service and even worse customer service.
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:23 PM||#23|
EDIT: Also, everything in AT&Ts ad has held true for me. Here in Western PA, T-Mobile's network is terrrrible. Extremely slow. AT&Ts HSPA+ and LTE coverage in Pittsburgh is really good. While AT&T's LTE network doesn't have the large footprint like Verizon, where it is available its really fast. Consistent 40-50mbps down on LTE and 10mbps on HSPA+ and I'm within the city limits of Pittsburgh.
|Mar 1, 2013, 03:27 PM||#24|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|China Mobile Stocks 1.4 Million iPhone 5s Units Ahead of Friday's Launch||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||34||Jan 17, 2014 12:54 PM|
|Sprint Working on Potential T-Mobile US Purchase||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||160||Dec 21, 2013 10:27 PM|
|Apple Reportedly Seeding iOS 7.0.3 Internally Ahead of Potential Launch Next Week||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||151||Oct 21, 2013 03:58 PM|
|Companies Lining Up in Support of Apple Ahead of Potential Older Model iPhone/iPad Ban in U.S.||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||117||Aug 19, 2013 09:16 AM|
|T-Mobile USA Begins Taking Pre-Orders for iPhone 5 Ahead of April 12 Launch||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||166||Apr 15, 2013 01:15 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.