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T-Mobile CEO crashes AT&T’s party at CES 2014, gets kicked out

Posted By Jeff Belanger On January 8, 2014 @ 11:35 AM In General Tech | 1 Comment

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John Legere, CEO for T-Mobile, is well known for standing out in a tech industry that is populated by stiff suits and boring haircuts. The man isn’t afraid to make a comment, talk trash about his competitors, or wear magenta-colored shirts, which has became sort of a trademark for him.

His most recent stunt occurred at CES, where he crashed a party being held by AT&T, a T-Mobile competitor and a company that Legere has made some comments about. Many comments, in fact. And all of them weren’t nice.

Most recently, Legere bashed AT&T’s new plan to pay T-Mobile users hundreds of dollars to make the switch back to AT&T. “This is a desperate move by AT&T on the heels of what must have been a terrible Q4 and holiday for them. I’m flattered that we have made them so uncomfortable! We used AT&T’s cash to build a far superior network and added Un-carrier moves to take tons of their customers – and now they want to bribe them back,” Legere wrote in a statement about the issue. [2]

Safe to say, AT&T and T-Mobile are in a love-hate relationship… which has been more hate-hate recently. So it is no surprise that Legere is not welcomed at an AT&T party, from where he was escorted out when spotted.

He was spotted by Roger Cheng, who works at CNET, and took a picture with the CEO as well as tweeting about it. Roughly an hour later Cheng tweeted again as he saw Legere being shown the exit by those working for AT&T. “Oh wow, security just escorted @JohnLegere out of the party. AT&T is not happy with my tweet,” Cheng wrote in the tweet.

For what it is worth, Legere says he was there just to see Macklemore perform. Yeah, we bet he was.

[via Android Authority [3], T-Mobile News Release [2]]


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[2] statement about the issue. : http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251624&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1887805&highlight=

[3] Android Authority: http://www.androidauthority.com/legere-kicked-out-at-t-ces-party-331412/

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