Sprint beat T-Mobile US this week, but I don’t think they’ll be bragging about the circumstances any time soon. Marcelo Claure edged out John Legere as one of the most-hated CEOs in America, according to analysis done by crowdsourced analytics company Owler.
The two wireless company CEOs were both in the top-five-most hated — Claure actually tied with Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, and Legere took the fourth spot. Neither one of them garnered as much dislike as United CEO Oscar Munoz, however.
Costco, by the way, had the most beloved CEO.
— Owler (@owlerinc) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, T-Mobile US continues to drag Verizon and target its customers, coming out with a short spot that show Legere appearing on a call center screen and converting a Verizon employee with promises of paying off his smartphone.
T-Mo appear to be succeeding at getting under Verizon’s skin. The two carriers quarreled this week over test results, with Mike Haberman, VP of network operations at Verizon, setting up Verizon’s initial sally. The tweet below links to a post by Haberman which talks loftily about Verizon’s “integrity” and getting in some digs at a “discount network” while basically accusing T-Mobile US of fudging its test results and coverage stats.
Integrity is at the core of who we are: https://t.co/gs9k4w4308
— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) June 1, 2017
T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray fired back with his marked-up version of Verizon’s statement. Oh, the shade.
— Neville (@NevilleRay) June 2, 2017
Sprint, meanwhile, was busy jumping on the #covfefe train:
I was interested to see this pop up from Ruckus Wireless: a partnership with smart trash-can (two words that seem like an unlikely combination, unless you’re Oscar the Grouch) company Bigbelly. Bigbelly’s approach seems like one of the more promising efforts to expand street-furniture-type infrastructure — better efficiency for cities looking to manage trash collection, and hardware that’s actually big enough to support network equipment without looking too awkward.
— Ruckus Networks (@ruckusnetworks) June 1, 2017
Elsewhere on Twitter, Verizon helpfully reminds us all that not everyone can smartphone and walk safely at the same time:
— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) May 30, 2017
And for fun, if you haven’t watched this reporter’s reaction to riding the former-Tower-of-Terror at Disney (now a Guardians of the Galaxy ride), it just might make your day.
— E! News (@enews) May 28, 2017