“T-Mobile said yes.” That’s according to NextRadio, which has been conducting a social media campaign asking John Legere, CEO and president of the carrier, to get behind the FM chip.
NextRadio says Legere tweeted this late last week: Hey @NextRadioApp – We heard you! We’re saying yes to FM chip and will push our OEM partners to support! #sayyestoFMchip
In reply, the Emmis-owned NextRadio issued an announcement: “We are excited about T Mobile joining Sprint and AT&T as the first carriers to officially request their handset makers activate FM radio chips with NextRadio in their device specifications.”
The company did not immediately respond to a Radio World request for details of whether there’s a formal business agreement between the two companies.
Friday NextRadio posted a video “thank you” message from its president, Paul Brenner, following an earlier video it had released asking Legere to do so.