T-Mobile USA gets a new CEO

T-Mobile USA has announced that John Legere has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. Legere is the former CEO of Global Crossing, a company that became the leading provider of IP services in the world. He has also been senior vice president of Dell Computer Corporation, running the company's operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, and has had many positions at rival telecommunications corporation, AT&T. Legere succeeds Jim Alling, who served as interim CEO since June this year and will return to his position as COO.

René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, said,

John is a talented and proven executive who brings a successful track record of leading and operating consumer- and business-focused telecommunications and technology companies. As T-Mobile moves forward with its strategic initiatives to improve its market position, including expanding its network coverage and initiating LTE service, John has obviously the right skillset to lead the business into the future. John’s experience in the telecommunication and technology industries at Global Crossing and Dell will enhance T-Mobile’s ability to deliver superior mobile experiences for our customers as the Company continues to strengthen its business. I am delighted to welcome John to T-Mobile and look forward to working with him to make T-Mobile a stronger competitor.”

T-Mobile hopes that the change will revitalize the company and accelerate efforts to become a force in mobile industry, taking on competitors such as AT&T and Verizon.

Source: T-Mobile USA

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Why is it TMO always seems to get the 2nd rate phones?

AT&T gets Lumia 900, they get Lumia 710.
VZW and AT&T get HTC 8X, they get HTC 8S.
Everyone gets iPhone 4/4S/5, they get the ability to advertise to unlocked iPhone owners.
AT&T (and VZW I think) get the HTC One X, they get the HTC One S.

Is this for a good reason or is it a prejudice OEMs have for TMO?

MDboyz said,
If he wants 'taking on competitors such as AT&T and Verizon', bring the Nokia 920 to T-mobile.

LOL I was just about to write the same thing. I'd love to upgrade my HD7 to a 920, but in the mean time I'm getting one off contract on ATT.

Drewidian said,

LOL I was just about to write the same thing. I'd love to upgrade my HD7 to a 920, but in the mean time I'm getting one off contract on ATT.

I agree. My contact wtih TMo ends December 24. If they don't have the 920 I'm jumping ship. I just don't have any loyalties anymore after being with Verizon for so long waiting for them to get nice phones. When Dell finally launched the Venue Pro and VZ didn't have it I finally said goodbye. So far im enjoying my service with TMo but like I said if they don't have what I want; I'm out.