You have to give T-Mobile credit for creative marketing and the fact they’re not afraid to pat themselves on the back. This time they’ve announced they’ve set two Guinness World Records using the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The T-Mobile press release is chockful of colorful language and praise for its network as well as the new Samsung “superphones.”
“You’re getting an insanely fast new Samsung Galaxy, you gotta get it on the fastest network…and bonus – get it at the industry’s best price,” said John Legere, president, and CEO at T-Mobile. “These phones are gonna fly off the shelves, and the best teams in wireless are amped and ready! T-Mobile and MetroPCS teams lead the pack in the latest J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience studies – they’re gonna rock your wireless world, the way they always do!”
So what sort of Guinness World Records did they set?
- The fastest text on a touchscreen mobile phone while water skiing
- The greatest distance water skied while towed behind a blimp
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ coming to the nation’s fastest network calls for a kick-off of epic proportions, so T-Mobile headed to Lake Elsinore in California with Guinness World Records to test out Samsung’s latest superphones – and, yeah, to have a little fun in the process. To drive home the point that speed shouldn’t be contained, the Un-carrier launched the world’s most ‘extra’ speed test: to pull it off, they involved a bunch of waterskiers, a giant magenta airship and the fastest Samsung phones on the fastest network in the country. And in typical Un-carrier fashion, they set two Guinness World Records titles in the process – including the fastest text on a touchscreen mobile phone while water skiing.