T-Mobile Slams Sprint


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You gotta love T-Mobile. Not only are they shaking things up in the wireless market, offering contract-free plans and smartphones, excellent pricing, and good value, but they’re not above berating their competition.

They go after Sprint’s jugular in this press release from a week ago, setting the tone in the first paragraph:

Sprint’s customers have suffered much. They’ve endured the Framily.  They’ve endured America’s slowest nationwide LTE network.  And now again, the (ironically named) carrier has forsaken its loyal customers, offering its latest, “best deals” to everyone but its own current customers. It’s hard to watch.

“…the (ironically named) carrier…” Wow. You know, because it’s Sprint, with the slowest network. Ouch.

The press release covers T-Mobile’s referral program, where referring a customer who switches from Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon to T-Mobile nets the referrer a year’s free unlimited LTE data. Current unlimited customers receive a $10/month credit for a year. Not a bad deal at all.

Having been a 15-year Sprint customer who left for T-Mobile due to the former’s atrocious data bandwidth in my area (I was averaging dial-up speeds, literally), I can relate. Sprint really is suffering, and frankly I applaud T-Mobile for their candor. They’re not perfect themselves, of course, but I’ve been happy with their service. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, and it looks like doing so could be lucrative, as well.




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