If you thought the friendly, competitive spats between T-Mobile and AT&T were already ridiculous, wait until you get a load of this. T-Mobile CEO John Legere somehow found his way into AT&T’s CES party last night. Bold. Gutsy. Badassness. Any number of adjectives would accurately define this stunt.
To hear it from his own mouth, Legere says all he and his Tmo buddies wanted to do was hear Macklemore perform. It didn’t take long for AT&T’s bigwigs to catch on: “All of a sudden these gigantic goons said ‘Can I talk to you over here,’” Legere reveals about the incident.
The T-Mobile CEO got so deep into AT&T’s skin that the company actually considered filing charges for trespassing if Legere didn’t remove himself from the premises. It didn’t help that all of this took place just as AT&T CEO Ralphh De La Vega took the stage to talk about AT&T’s partnership with Audi, ironic considering they were replacing T-Mobile as the official provider of wireless connectivity in their cars.
This entire thing reads out like a fairy tale that’s almost hard to believe. But this is real, and you better believe T-Mobile isn’t done making noise at this year’s CES. The carrier is holding a press conference Wednesday to announce unCarrier phase 4.0, which should bring us some huge news. We’re not sure what to expect just yet, but it won’t be long before T-Mobile checks off the first item on their New Years’ resolutions list.