John Legere dishes on Bendgate, Iliad, and acquisition rumors

Want to know what T-Mobile CEO John Legere thinks about Bendgate and all the acquisition rumors surrounding his company? In true Legere style, John goes uncensored on stage at the GeekWire Summit, giving his thoughts on the matters by showing support to the iPhone 6 and saying that his employees are still recovering from PTSD from the botched acquisition attempted by AT&T to even address acquisition rumors.

On the iPhone 6's #bendgate controversy, Legere, not one to bite his tongue, basically blasts all the people who tried to purposely bend their iPhones:

That is such horses—t. Listen, what the f—k‚ did you need to see? The video of the guy that's doing this, and if you could have seen his face he probably would have been purple and the veins are coming out of his fingers. And the thing moves a little bit? Are you sh—ing me?

This is an amazing supercomputer in your hand. What the f– are you putting it in your pants and sitting on it for? Seriously. You know what, those nine people who sat on their phones, first of all, they need jeans that fit them a little better.

Let me help you about bendgate or whatever it was. It's not slowing down demand. The demand for these devices in the last few weeks is unbelievable.

In terms of Iliad, the French carrier that's rumored to be making a bid for T-Mobile, Legere doesn't have much to say about the company except that the owners are rich:

I can tell you everything you need to know about Iliad. The owner is wealthy, he's got long hair, he made his money in porn and his wife is the heir to Louis Vuitton money. I mean, shit, what else do you need to know?

Legere avoided any talks about any acquisition rumors, focusing instead on T-Mobile's strategy to grow and build out its network:

My strategy has been to continue to grow, and focus on what we're doing. I don't want my employees getting their heads on sideways – they still have PTSD from when AT&T tried to buy them. I appreciate the $5 billion that they gave me which I then used to invest in our network to now beat them. Which is really, it's a tough strategy to execute, but, you know, it works.

What do you think of Legere's uncensored approach with T-Mobile?

Source: GeekWire