T-Mobile's John Legere Responds To Verizon's 'Unlimited' Data Plan
Legere takes to Twitter to make light of Verizon's new "unlimited" plan.
Those who keep up with trends in the mobile phone industry have no doubt heard mention of Verizon's new customer-oriented "unlimited" plan. It's something that smartphone users have been clamoring for, and, according to T-Mobile's John Legere, it's something that logically followed from the unveiling of T-Mobile's new Un-Carrier Next service.
Taking to Twitter, Legere threw down the gauntlet and called out Verizon — though not by name, of course — for bowing to the pressure created by T-Mobile.
Not apt just to stop there, Legere also tweeted that starting this Friday, T-Mobile One customers will be able to enjoy HD video and 10 GB of high-speed hotspot data at no extra charge.
Missing from those tweets, though not curiously, is any mention of the small print outlining data usage on Verizon's unlimited plan — any data use over 22 GB in a billing period is like to be throttled. Data throttling is not a popular method of business as far as customers are concerned, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's something that T-Mobile customers are subject to as well. It's good that companies are competing for consumers' hard-earned dollars, of course, but its perhaps too easy to overlook these sorts of details in such a highly-public fray.