T-Mobile USA Names John Legere CEO

    September 19, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Deutsche Telekom just announced that John Legere will assume the role of CEO of T-Mobile USA.

Legere, 54, succeeds Jim Alling, who has been serving as interim CEO since June. Legere will take over on September 22, and Alling will return to his role as T-Mobile’s COO.

“John is a talented and proven executive who brings a successful track record of leading and operating consumer- and business-focused telecommunications and technology companies,” said Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann. “As T-Mobile moves forward with its strategic initiatives to improve its market position, including expanding its network coverage and initiating LTE service, John has obviously the right skillset to lead the business into the future. John’s experience in the telecommunication and technology industries at Global Crossing and Dell will enhance T-Mobile’s ability to deliver superior mobile experiences for our customers as the Company continues to strengthen its business. I am delighted to welcome John to T-Mobile and look forward to working with him to make T-Mobile a stronger competitor.”

Legere has spent 32 years in the telecommunications and tech industries. He’s the former CEO of Global Crossing. Before that, he was CEO of Asia Global Crossing, a Microsoft, Softbank and Global Crossing joint venture. Before that, he was SVP at Dell, where he was President of the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. Before that, Legere worked at AT&T in a variety of senior positions, including President of AT&T Asia, President of AT&T Solutions Outsourcing and head of global corporate strategy and business development.

“I am thrilled to join T-Mobile and lead the Company at such a pivotal time,” said Legere. “T-Mobile is taking a number of significant steps to revitalize the business and I look forward to leading our team and partners to accelerate these efforts to become a force in our industry.”

T-Mobile is the only major U.S. carrier not to get the iPhone 5.

  • http://none Adeeb Berry

    Dear Mr. J.Legere
    T.Mobile is honored by your presence as the CEO, to lead this company to a highest level in the marketing world. your speech to the employees is highly respected ,and motivating to bring the best of all those who work for T. Mobile. Sir, Please allaw me to state that some of the employees are there to hinder your effort and make one customrer like my self loose faith in T. mobile after 12 long years being a faithful customre. My name is Adeeb Berry and my entire family are T. mobile customers faithfully. I am not a teen ager sir, nor I am looking for a fancy phone to show off, but a phone that can make me proud to feel that Iam a T.mobile customer. I do not wish to take too much of your time ,I am sure you have so much to do ,therefore I ask you to kindly ask for my account ,see and read the record to know what has happened and why I am writing to you. After 12 years as a T.mobile customre ,my phone is held togeher with a tape ,and when I call the customer servise sir, I am pratically tortured. I hope this will not make T. stand for the pain and the suffering I have incured . Sir, I need a phone that can be on the level of the name of the company that I chose to be a customre of. I need not say more with my sincere thanks to you and best wishes on your new position. I am a retired man with a small income, and I can not offored the $ hundereds for a phone that works ,when my monthly bill is near a $100.00 and sometimes more. I leave it all up to you. sincerely .
    Adeeb Berry

  • Ron

    T-Mobile is the WORST mobile phone company I have ever had the pure unfortunate luck to get involved with. Not only do they provide the world’s best poorest service, they do it with such revenants excellent that if they were a month old road kill a skunk would sheer its own rump at embarrassment of a world class stink put off by their customer service. Gezz you don’t think I’m one of the thousands if not millions of dissatisfied customers whom they care not for. I was sooooooooo happy to pay the 200 dollars canceling fee after 6 months of hair pulling, eyes watering lousy service that I was able to smile again at being able to say “GOD ALMIGHT FREE AT LAST”.

  • Kevin D.

    To Whom It May Concern,

    WHY is his CONTACT INFORMATION being kept SECRETIVE from customers, or ex-customers now, that have been FRAUDULENTLY CHARGED with FAKE billings for services NOT RENDERED?!!??!?!?