T-Mobile CFO blasts Samsung on device supply

T-Mobile CFO blasts Samsung on device supply

On the same day T-Mobile announced its “Forever Upgrade” promotion with the release of Apple’s iPhone 13, EVP and CFO Peter Osvaldik singled out Samsung for falling short on the supply chain front. Operators are rarely critical of specific suppliers, either on the handset side or infrastructure, in public. But Osvaldik took the opportunity during a BoA Securities investor event to lambast Samsung. Compared with some other carriers, T-Mobile’s customer base historically has skewed more toward the mid- and higher-end Samsung devices, and “Samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball relative to other OEMs on the global supply chain issue,” he said. Samsung discontinued the Note device, which “many of our customers just loved,” he said, adding that the S-Series smartphones are in “very short supply.” Other operators with …
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