After T-Mobile’s event earlier today, John Legere and a few other exec’s had a Q&A session with the press that was at the event. CNET had a chance to sit down with John Legere and asked him about possible deals with Dish and Sprint. “When I look at the medium to long term, I’m intrigued by Dish’s vision” said Legere.
Right now, T-Mobile is knees deep in their transition into an UNcarrier and becoming the nation’s third wireless carrier, pushing Sprint down to number four. Today, they had a bunch of new announcements. Including Jump! and expanding their LTE network and lineup of devices.
On another note, Dish network has been looking to buy Sprint, Clearwire and there were rumors that they were in talks with T-Mobile. They are desperately looking to join the wireless game. And they do already have some spectrum that they are looking to use. Dish is looking to combine their existing satellite-TV business with a wireless carrier. So their next target is definitely T-Mobile, since Softbank and Sprint are closing their deal today.
Legere said “Strategically, we look at all options.” The CEO also said that Sprint is another company that interested him. Regulators have long sought a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile as a possible solution to the increasing consolidation of power between AT&T and Verizon. Softbank had also looked at T-Mobile as plan B in case the Sprint deal didn’t go through.
During T-Mobile’s event today, Sprint was talked about a lot, but not in a good way. Just about every chance they got, they slammed Sprint, AT&T and even Verizon. Which is nothing new for the new executive team at T-Mobile. Legere is rapidly becoming famous for saying what he thinks without thinking about what he’s saying. It’s great to see a CEO being honest, but it might not be the best thing in the long run. We’ll have to wait and see.