T-Mobile in for a ‘rude awakening’

T-Mobile’s competitors are getting in on the action of bashing T-Mobile US. Sprint CEO John Legere even tweeted his angry thoughts.

“Few have been more visibly critical than T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who regularly uses Twitter as a vehicle to slam his competitor’s network. ‘Half-assed commercial, half-assed data speeds,’ Legere tweeted on Sunday after watching Sprint’s Super Bowl ad.”

You can read the whole article here on CNET.

T-Mobile’s “biggest weakness”

According to Yahoo Finance, T-Mobile is going down!

“As The Wall Street Journal notes, T-Mobile got absolutely smoked by AT&T, Verizon and Dish during the FCC’s recent auction for AWS-3 spectrum. In total, AT&T spent $18.2 billion for AWS-3 spectrum licenses, while Verizon spent $10.4 billion and two entities tied to Dish spent $13.3 billion. T-Mobile, in contrast, spent $1.8 billion on licenses, a sum that dwarfs what its major rivals spent.”

Read the whole article on Yahoo Finance

T-Mobile Struggling to Keep New Customers

The Motley Fool posted an interesting article called today called “T-Mobile US Inc Has No Problems Gaining Customers, but It’s Struggling to Keep Them”.  According to the article, ”almost 40% of departing customers identify the network as their reason for switching services.”

You can read the entire article here.

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T-Mobile has plans to cancel users with unlimited data

According to a bgr.com article…that is exactly the case. One more reason T-Mobile sucks. Here are some of the details:

“T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile customers,” T-Mobile said in the internal memo. “Beginning August 17, T-Mobile will begin to address customers who are conducting activities outside of T-Mobile’s T&Cs.”

Read the whole article here.

T-Mobile angers as prices rise

This isn’t good…“Hundreds or even thousands of T-Mobile subscribers have taken to Twitter, Reddit and other online forums to voice their frustrations as T-Mobile puts an end to a program that was saving thousands of customers a substantial amount of money on their wireless bills.”

Read the whole article here: “T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier move draws fire from subscribers as prices rise”

Reason #7 Why T-Mobile Sucks: Asurion Phone Insurance is a Scam

So my Galaxy S4 broke. It’s been a great phone and I can’t really complain too much, I have had it for about six months and it’s pretty cool. Yesterday it stopped working and now has a crazy green screen that reminds me of the Matrix. It wasn’t dropped and wasn’t exposed to water so I took it to the T-Mobile store. They said they couldn’t replace it under warranty, but no big deal because I have insurance. I pay $11.99 a month for this insurance so it has to be great….right? WRONG!

First I tried to file a claim online (since I can’t call them with a broken phone) and the system said I can’t file the claim because it is an issue covered by warranty NOT insurance, which is directly opposite of what they told me in the T-Mobile store. No problem, I’ll try again. This is what my screen said:

 

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Now I borrow a phone to call them today, on a Friday, and they can’t help me and tell me to call back later. Her response was “It’s too late to get you an order today and you won’t be ordering your phone until Monday anyways.” Ok, but I am talking to you now…let’s get this thing in process since remember I don’t have a phone now.

So now I wait…

On top of this, the more I think about it the worse of a deal this really is. It is a $175 deductible added to the $11.99 I pay per month (24 months) and my total out of pocket is $462.76. Sure these phones are expensive, but why not just buy a newer phone when one breaks and they shouldn’t be breaking. It really seems like they do not want to help and are going to try to get out of getting me a new phone. A quick google search shows I am not alone in this. Maybe we will rename this site to whyasurionsucks.com.

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What do you think? Have you had any experience with them?

 

Reason #6 Why T-Mobile Sucks: “T-Mobile says $10 fee for ‘free’ tablet data was a mistake”

T-Mobile says $10 fee for ‘free’ tablet data was a mistake from CNET.com.

“The $10-a-month plan flew in the face of T-Mobile’s promise of free data. For a carrier that has prided itself on talking about the truths of the wireless industry, it was curious the company would omit such a key aspect of its tablet plan.”

Read the whole story here.

Reason #5 Why T-Mobile Sucks: “T-Mobile ad criticized for belittling smartphone theft”

“T-Mobile ad criticized for belittling smartphone theft” is the title of a recent cnet.com article.

Here’s a brief piece from the article:

“T-Mobile is hot water again for one of its “Uncarrier” campaign commercials.

The latest comes in the form of a letter written by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman calling for the carrier to pull one commercial parodying a smartphone theft because they felt it belittled the issue.”

Click here to read the rest.