Metro® by T-Mobile is Officially #TeamGiannis

Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals long-term partnership with Metro

  • What’s the news: NBA megastar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Metro
    by T-Mobile announced a long-term partnership featuring TV, digital
    and social media campaigns that start this week.
  • Why it matters: Millions of Americans pay AT&T and Verizon too
    much for too little, and Giannis is helping get the word out that
    Metro is the savvy choice.
  • Who it’s for: Giannis fans, basketball fans, and—as
    always—savvy wireless customers.

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s been thinking a lot about purple

It’s tough not to when Metro by T-Mobile’s (NASDAQ: TMUS) wireless
service covers 99 percent of people in the U.S. at a fraction of the
cost of AT&T and Verizon! Today that “thinking” has transitioned into
action: Giannis is #GoingPurple
– picking Metro as his wireless provider and playing the leading man in
Metro’s TV ads launching during the TNT doubleheader tonight.

Giannis is known for his savvy and flair: eurostepping
his way to the hoop
, savage
chasedown blocks
and rim-rattling
throwdowns in traffic
— so it’s no surprise that he’d
team up with Metro, the logical choice for the savviest among us. Why?
With Metro, you get four lines of unlimited data, talk and text for just
$120 per month – that’s a savings of more than $1,200 a year vs AT&T and

But it’s not ALL about the freakishly huge savings for the “Greek
Freak.” Giannis’ background as an underdog has given him a unique
connection to the Metro brand.

“Like Metro, I’ve been an underdog most of my life, first as a son of
Nigerian immigrants in Greece and eventually as an unheralded NBA draft
pick. That background has given me the edge I’ve needed to succeed and
the perspective to know what’s valuable in life,” said Giannis
Antetokounmpo. “Positivity, loyalty, and staying connected to my family
and fans are all priorities to me. I’m proud to partner with a brand
that shares those values and brings a much-needed counterbalance to the
wireless market.”

“Nobody does destroying-the-status-quo like a Giannis drive to the hoop
and a Metro by T-Mobile unlimited rate plan for the family for $1,200
less a year than AT&T and Verizon. It’s a perfect match of disruption!”
said John Legere, CEO at T-Mobile. “A superstar this savvy? I’m
officially #TeamGiannis.”

In addition to TV and digital media, Metro will kick-off a social
campaign called #TeamGiannis on Friday, Feb. 15. Fans will be able to
enter a sweepstakes on Twitter and Facebook, for a chance to win a prize
pack from Metro, including Nike shoes, a T-shirt, and a custom hat.

Follow MetroByTMobile
on Twitter for updates on all the ways you can keep up with Giannis.

If congested, the fraction of users >35 GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds
and Metro customers may notice reduced speeds vs. T-Mobile due to
prioritization. Video streams at 480p. Unlimited on handset and on
network only.

Savings claim based on 4 lines on Metro 4/$120 Unlimited LTE plan vs
Verizon Beyond Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited & More Premium without
autopay discount including taxes/fees. Features on plans, including
video resolution, mobile hotspot, and included entertainment and
international services vary.

No purchase or payment required to enter sweepstakes. Void where
prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents who are the age of majority in
their state of residence or older. Odds of winning depend on the number
of eligible entries received. Subject to complete Official Rules
available at
Sponsor: T-Mobile US, Inc.

About T-Mobile US, Inc.

As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining
the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading
product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network
delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 79.7 million customers who
are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue,
Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and
operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more
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