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T-Mobile CEO calls AT&T New York network 'crap'

CES may not be the phone show it once was, but that didn't stop T-Mobile from making a few major mobile announcements at an event Tuesday evening, and talking some good ol' smack.

At a press conference deep in the bowels of the Venetian hotel and casino, the carrier announced plans to roll out its own LTE network. This will allow the insurgent carrier to compete on equal terms with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint in coming years.

Speaking of AT&T, T-Mobile CEO John Legere commented that AT&T's wireless network in New York City "is crap." No Mr. Legere, what you say in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. That remark, I'm sure, was soon heard down in San Antonio, where AT&T lives.

On a lighter note, Legere said T-Mobile plans to have its new network rolled out by the end of 2013. T-Mobile also hinted that its LTE network is significantly faster than what Verizon and AT&T currently offer, something that we'll definitely have to put to the test later on this year.

T-Mobile also said it has signed an exclusive contract with the Major League Baseball (MLB).

Under the agreement, T-Mobile will provide cell phones to be used in the dugouts of stadiums across the U.S., allowing coaches to communicate with each other more effectively during games.

The carrier is also looking to boost its network potency at ballparks, making it less likely that its customers will be without service while watching (and tweeting) the action on the field.

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