T-Mobile CEO John Legere Goes on Curse-Filled Hate Rant Against Electronic Frontier Foundation

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“Who the fuck are you anyways, EFF?” Guitar-rockin’ telecom BAD BOY John Legere is lashing out against the Electronic Frontier Foundation following an EFF investigation claimed that T-Mobile’s new Binge On program throttles data.

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My guess is Legere is hoping his whole rebel-with-an-unlimited-roaming-clause schtick will distract T-Mobile users from the fact that a well-respected, consumer-defending organization conducted an investigation that showed that T-Mobile customers who use its Binge On program have all their video download speeds artificially slowed—which fits the definition of data throttling, no matter how many times Legere insists it absolutely isn’t data throttling.

Every night John Legere stares at himself in the mirror for 15 minutes whispering “I’m not a regular telecom CEO I’m a cool telecom CEO” before going to bed.

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cozbaldwin
cozbaldwin

I’ll be honest, I’m not smart enough to have an opinion on whether or not this is throttling. I don’t think it is, but I barely ever watch videos on my phone so I don’t really care. And in full disclosure, I am a Tmo customer.

Here’s what I know: No other CEO is this forthcoming and transparent. Whether you think it’s a schtick, or whether you like his attitude or not, no one else does this and I respect him for that. If you take his words at face-value, he believes he’s put forth a great new technology to benefit his customers — and when people complained, he personally goes on Periscope to address those concerns? I mean that’s pretty unheard of. His billing office could use some help, but I’m happy to be a customer of a guy like this.