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Sprint Chairman takes a page out of T-Mobile’s Book, Bashing AT&T and Verizon

March 4, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Over the past year or so, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has become pretty popular for bashing his competitors. And it’s worked just as how he wanted it too. Getting attention. Basically T-Mobile’s real Uncarrier strategy is to get attention by any means necessary. Now, Sprint’s Chairman, and Softbank CEO, Masayoshi Son is about to do the same thing. But why? Simply because he wants to win our approval to purchase T-Mobile USA. We’ve been hearing for quite a while that Sprint was looking to buy T-Mobile USA, even though the FCC and DOJ are not willing to let that happen. As the FCC wants at least 4 national carriers.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Son is planning to go on the offensive by bashing his competitors in the US, AT&T and Verizon in an effort to win the American public with the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Son is also reported to be more aggressive in making his case that AT&T and Verizon are a duopolistic two-headed monster that Sprint can only challenge if it combines with T-Mobile. He’s also been more vocal, like Legere, in bashing the service quality and billing practices of AT&T and Verizon. “Every time I make a business trip to the US, I am reminded how terrible connections are there,” said Son. “The US has one of the world’s highest mobile fees.”

We all love bashing the carriers, heck we do it a lot here at Android Headlines. It’s pretty fun to do, but I think I’d rather have Sprint work on their network instead of bashing Verizon and AT&T. You may think I’m biased since I like T-Mobile bashing their competitors, which I do. But I think they’ve taken it to far now, and I’d rather see them working on their network as well.

How many of you are surprised to see Masayoshi Son bash AT&T and Verizon now? Let us know in the comments below.