The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile had a fight on Twitter
The New York Post noted late Tuesday that T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure appeared to be in a disagreement over where their respective companies stand in the rankings.
T-Mobile earlier this month climbed past Sprint, counting 58.9 million people as subscribers, compared with Sprint's 57 million.
The numbers, based on the companies' most recent earnings reports, mean T-Mobile is now the 3rd-largest wireless carrier in the US.
Sprint's Claure tweeted this to T-Mobile's Legere late Monday:
It's not clear what that tweet - a spin on the ever-popular "Straight Outta Compton" meme - was referencing, but Claure has been tweeting a lot lately about Sprint's outlook with the hashtag #gettingbettereveryday.
Legere responded early Tuesday with this:
The rival CEOs have a history of jabbing each other in an effort to tout the offerings of their own companies, while slamming each other's.
@JohnLegere I am so tired of your Uncarrier bullshit when you are worse than the other two carriers together. Your cheap misleading lease- MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) July 2, 2015
The wireless industry has been in flux of late, with Verizon killing off service contracts. Sprint this week announced a new "iPhone Forever" plan, which would allow customers to upgrade to the latest iPhone when it's released.
As recently as June this year, T-Mobile had been in talks to merge with Dish Network. Bloomberg reported last month that those discussions have since cooled off.
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