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T-Mobile chief executive John Legere intended to use Twitter to direct attention to Samsung Mobile's latest Note 3 phablet, but inadvertently did so via his new iPhone 5s, joining a list of major figures who have made the same mistake.

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Legere tweeted "Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!" The tweet attached a link to a story explaining how Samsung "conquered the 'phablet' market."

It also noted that it had been sent via Twitter for iPhone (above), metadata that is attached automatically. Notified of that, Legere responded within minutes, "oops. I carry both as you may know! That was funny."

He then followed up with a photo (below) of a gold iPhone 5s alongside a Note 3 and a Galaxy Gear watch, indicating that Samsung's big screen phablet isn't a suitable replacement for a standard sized phone, even when paired with the company's new wrist-attached $299 Bluetooth headset.

In the photo, the Gear watch wasn't on his wrist and the Samsung phablet phone was on its lock screen, plugged in to a power adapter, with a generic carrier background wallpaper image. The iPhone was logged in and appeared in active use, with pending phone, email and Facebook notifications. It also had multiple pages of apps installed and a personalized background photo.

October 21, 2013


This all happened before



Sending promotional tweets about other products from Apple's iOS devices seems to be quite popular.

Last year, Oprah Winfrey used an iPad to send out tweets endorsing Microsoft's Surface, using the hashtag "#FavoriteThings" to say she had bought a dozen of them for Christmas gifts.

After BlackBerry paid Alicia Keys to serve as its Creative Director, she sent a personal tweet from her iPhone in February, then removed it and claimed her account had been "hacked."

In March, after the Chinese government's CCTV propaganda channel began airing reports stating that Apple was "biased against Chinese consumers in its warranty and customer service policies," a series of orchestrated tweets on China's Sina Weibo from various celebrities and other well known personalities voiced unison disapproval of Apple on cue after the broadcast, many of which were sent from iPad and iPhones.



Shortly afterward in April, Spanish tennis player David Ferrer tweeted his satisfaction with his #GalaxyS4 and that he was "configuring S Health on my new #GalaxyS4 to help with training @SamsungMobile," all via Twitter from his que contento estoy con mi iPhone.
post #2 of 117
What a fucking shill.
post #3 of 117
The 5s is for when seen out in public and the the Note 3 for the living room as TV.
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So, a non-story then.

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post #5 of 117
Just for the sake of argument let's say they made a stoopid error and really do like their new doohickey... is there anyone in the world that would buy that they weren't shilling for some company? Absolutely NO ONE. These companies should find out who they are doing business with in the first place (mostly Samsung). Samsung tries really hard (it seems) to look "cool" but their ethics and moralities prevent them from ever being cool. Their PR dept. is just plain incompetent. It's not a flaw, it's a characteristic!
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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory.
post #7 of 117
Is the note3 more a competitor to the iPad mini?
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Not surprised that Samsung pays these folks to astroturf. Sammy has been advertising like crazy on the TV that I watch.

On the plus side. these commercials are at least better than Microsoft's, for their Nokia Lumia, like the one at the kid's play where the parents fight (which causes my HTC-owning wife wife to say "I hate this commercial" every half hour when they run it again)...
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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory, and whoever wrote it is pathetic.

 

That explains why is "can’t live without it" Note 3 looks like it was just unpackaged.

 

You’re digging a hole there mr Samsung shill

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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory, and whoever wrote it is pathetic.

 

Oh Dear God, not THE Scott Wilson, the eternal troll of CNet fame?

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Is the note3 more a competitor to the iPad mini?


No it’s a far more expensive phone ($750 for 16GB), requiring a phone contract to make any sense ($1000 a year). Plus a $299 Gear watch because the Note 3 is too big to take out of your purse just to answer it. 

But it is funny that the shills are saying that its normal and customary for people to carry $1075 of Samsung crap along with your iPhone. 

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Even when DED is speaking the truth is sounds biased. You've a way with words my good man. A way with words.

> He then followed up with a photo (below) of a gold iPhone 5s alongside a Note 3 and a Galaxy Gear watch, indicating that Samsung's big screen phablet isn't a suitable replacement for a standard sized phone, even when paired with the company's new wrist-attached $299 Bluetooth headset.

That does not indicate that. At all.
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Not surprised that Samsung pays these folks to astroturf. Sammy has been advertising like crazy on the TV that I watch.

On the plus side. these commercials are at least better than Microsoft's, for their Nokia Lumia, like the one at the kid's play where the parents fight (which causes my HTC-owning wife wife to say "I hate this commercial" every half hour when they run it again)...

Oh, you mean the one littered with iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, etc. and that one lonely Windows phone couple sitting in the back? Yeah, that annoys me because they show more of their competition than their product.
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Oh Dear God, not THE Scott Wilson, the eternal troll of CNet fame?

Whew! Missed that. May have inadvertently thumbed up his post. Thanks for saving me from replying!
post #14 of 117
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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory, and whoever wrote it is pathetic.

This is a story BECAUSE the CEO CHOSE to tweet his opinion of his Note 3 from his iPhone 5s. His opinion has weight and could sway future buyer opinion.

Be erring mistakenly or purposefully, the tweet becomes a story about a lapse in judgement. Why the heck is he tweeting at all about devices?

Lastly, isn't there a Twitter available for Android he could (should) have used? Duh?
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Well, he's using his iPhone to send the tweet, do I guess he can at least send a tweet without his Note 3...

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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory, and whoever wrote it is pathetic.

 

Mr. Legere said to send his thanks; he was worried he'd have to register an account here in order to defend himself. He's eternally grateful you are here to stand up for his good name.

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Pfft, who cares what devices a carrier CEO chooses to carry, or what device he likes to tweet his opinions from?

This gotcha journalism is pretty lame.

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Oh Dear God, not THE Scott Wilson, the eternal troll of CNet fame?

If you just block him and not quote him then the rest of us who just block him won't have to see his posts.

post #19 of 117
I wonder how much samsung is paying them!
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Even when DED is speaking the truth is sounds biased. You've a way with words my good man. A way with words.

> He then followed up with a photo (below) of a gold iPhone 5s alongside a Note 3 and a Galaxy Gear watch, indicating that Samsung's big screen phablet isn't a suitable replacement for a standard sized phone, even when paired with the company's new wrist-attached $299 Bluetooth headset.

That does not indicate that. At all.

I thought the same thing. Hah.

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This is a story BECAUSE the CEO CHOSE to tweet his opinion of his Note 3 from his iPhone 5s. His opinion has weight and could sway future buyer opinion.

Be erring mistakenly or purposefully, the tweet becomes a story about a lapse in judgement. Why the heck is he tweeting at all about devices?

Lastly, isn't there a Twitter available for Android he could (should) have used? Duh?

 WHY?!?! Do you have any idea how little our silly phone wars matter to the CEO of a phone company? He wouldn't even think about picking up whatever was laying around to tweet it. Heck, he probably picked up iPhone 5S number 4 because he wanted to take the picture and tweet from the same device, and he was actually taking a pic of the Note 3. What was he supposed to do? Take a picture of the Note 3, then email the picture to himself so he could then use the Note 3 to make the tweet?

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I don't know what I would do without my Note 3 that I just pulled out of the box and started charging and haven't setup any of my email accounts on yet

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If you just block him and not quote him then the rest of us who just block him won't have to see his posts.


Thanks for telling me about blocking I have never used it before ;)

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That's what we all read when you're posting stuff.  Insignificant, irrelevant, and useless.  Pretty much describes you as well.

Go away.

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 WHY?!?! Do you have any idea how little our silly phone wars matter to the CEO of a phone company? He wouldn't even think about picking up whatever was laying around to tweet it. Heck, he probably picked up iPhone 5S number 4 because he wanted to take the picture and tweet from the same device, and he was actually taking a pic of the Note 3. What was he supposed to do? Take a picture of the Note 3, then email the picture to himself so he could then use the Note 3 to make the tweet? Are you beginning to understand how ridiculous you sound?

 

 

And you are sounding any more sane?

How can you talk about someone you do not know, or about a situation you know nothing about?

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 WHY?!?! Do you have any idea how little our silly phone wars matter to the CEO of a phone company? He wouldn't even think about picking up whatever was laying around to tweet it. Heck, he probably picked up iPhone 5S number 4 because he wanted to take the picture and tweet from the same device, and he was actually taking a pic of the Note 3. What was he supposed to do? Take a picture of the Note 3, then email the picture to himself so he could then use the Note 3 to make the tweet? Are you beginning to understand how ridiculous you sound?

That's backward. The CEO of phone companies care far more about smartphones than anyone of us ever could.
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I love all the different ways people backpedal, his is at least almost honest-sounding. Although, I'm sure Samsung is going to be asking for its shilling fee back.
post #28 of 117

im sure he has more than one phone, but you would think he would tweet from the phone he doesn't know what he would do without 

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Pfft, who cares what devices a carrier CEO chooses to carry, or what device he likes to tweet his opinions from?

This gotcha journalism is pretty lame.

So you *honestly* don't see any humor in this story? Really? Honestly?

 

If this happened to Apple the WHOLE WORLD would be laughing. Me included. It's funny.

 

Look, I understand that people can use more than one platform. I can not understand why you wouldn't tweet from the device you're so happy with. When I bought my first iPod touch I enjoyed it so much I sent an email right there from the iPod touch. I don't find it believable that anyone would tweet a genuine, heartfelt compliment from a different device in a situation like this. Oh, unless he couldn't find the stylus and had to resort to fingers.

 

Gotcha journalism? Really?

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That's backward. The CEO of phone companies care far more about smartphones than anyone of us ever could.

You ever work fast food? I did. I worked at McDonalds when I was 14. After about a month I never wanted to see McDonalds again. To this day I get pissy when someone in my group of friends actually wants to eat there. 

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Can't wait to see what Tim Cook tweets from his Note 3!

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You ever work fast food? I did. I worked at McDonalds when I was 14. After about a month I never wanted to see McDonalds again. To this day I get pissy when someone in my group of friends actually wants to eat there. 

Nice analogy!  Didn't realize you were CEO of McDonald's (as that's the only way your analogy make sense)!

 

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post #33 of 117
Lets me honest, he posted about the Note 3 in an attempt to continue telling the world "You know we have the Note 3 at T-Mobile right?"
Although he probably has one of every mobile device out there, it is obvious which one he chooses to use as his everyday phone. This incident is funny though as his tweet works, and backfires at the same time (more advertising for T-mobile that they have the Note 3, but backfired because he made an embarrassing mistake).

P.S - I wish Apple would just bring out a Phablet already with iPad resolution and be done with it. Then we don't have to listen to the iPhone screens are too small nonsense.
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Pfft, who cares what devices a carrier CEO chooses to carry, or what device he likes to tweet his opinions from?

This gotcha journalism is pretty lame.

Well, apparently this CEO thought it was important. He's the one that tweeted it not AI. It's not gotcha journalism it's cognitive dissonance. What the CEO is saying and what his gadgets are saying are two different things. They can't both be right.
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You ever work fast food? I did. I worked at McDonalds when I was 14. After about a month I never wanted to see McDonalds again. To this day I get pissy when someone in my group of friends actually wants to eat there. 


Speaking of McDonalds... break-time is over.  Get back to cooking those fries.  

G E T  L O S T.

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You ever work fast food? I did. I worked at McDonalds when I was 14. After about a month I never wanted to see McDonalds again. To this day I get pissy when someone in my group of friends actually wants to eat there. 

Oh great, life lessons from someone that worked at a fast food place. This can only get better.
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A lot of people use both. Heck, I have to have one of everything. I'll have the 5S for 650 pretty soon actually. Lets look at what he actually said:

Glad @SamsungMobile decided to bring phablets to the states. I don't know what I'd do without my #Note3!

Does he say "tweeting this from my Note3!"

Does he? He's the friggin CEO of a phone company. OF COURSE he's going to have multiple devices.

This is a nonstory, and whoever wrote it is pathetic.

I cant believe you are here now, the biggest apple critic in the world, pretending you have every tech gadget in the world so you can argue any direction, you complain about IOS7, but now your getting the much maligned (by you)  5s, give me a break

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Please stop QUOTING and just BLOCK posters you know are baiting you.... 

 

What's the point of the rest of us blocking goobers if you're going to quote them and complain??

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Even when DED is speaking the truth is sounds biased. You've a way with words my good man. A way with words.

> He then followed up with a photo (below) of a gold iPhone 5s alongside a Note 3 and a Galaxy Gear watch, indicating that Samsung's big screen phablet isn't a suitable replacement for a standard sized phone, even when paired with the company's new wrist-attached $299 Bluetooth headset.

That does not indicate that. At all.

 

The point of a "phablet" is that it delivers the value of a phone and a tablet together. 

 

If you sell a refrigerator-toaster, and yet you actually make your toast with a dedicated toaster, it indicates that your refrigerator-toaster isn't a suitable replacement for a standard sized toaster.

 

I’m sorry I have to explain basic logic to you.

 

It would be even worse if your refrigerator-toaster had a special toaster-assistatance robotic arm that was supposed to help you make toast using your refrigerator-toaster by allowing you to automate the refrigerator-toaster in such a way that the refrigerator-toaster combination became less clumsy to manage. And yet you still used a standalone toaster to make your toast. 

 

And when you made an advertisement about how delicious your toast from your refrigerator-toaster was, and how difficult it was to live without a refrigerator-toaster, and then it was pointed out that the toast marks on the toast you were touting made it clear you made the toast on a standalone toaster and not by your refrigerator-toaster, and your reply was to show that your kitchen was indeed equipped with a refrigerator-toaster along with a refrigerator and a toaster, and the refrigerator-toaster robotic arm...

 

well, I guess I can’t continue to point out why you are so ridiculous in insisting that there’s nothing wrong with saying you can’t live without refrigerator-toasters even when you clearly appear to prefer toast not made by refrigerator-toasters.

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Please stop QUOTING and just BLOCK posters you know are baiting you.... 

 

What's the point of the rest of us blocking goobers if you're going to quote them and complain??


Simple.  You just proved why blocking is a lost-cause.  Because everybody else will not necessarily adhere to that.  Besides, the mods need to know what this guy is doing and what his agenda is.

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