With the introduction of new plans that eliminated subsidized equipment pricing, smashing the old 24 month phone upgrade cycle, and eliminating international roaming charges in over 100 countries, T-Mobile has done more to shake up the industry in a matter of months than any other carrier ever. Legere has even made T-Mobile fans forget all about Carly, the operator's longtime spokeswoman who has apparently gone the way of two-year contracts.
The self-proclaimed Un-carrier saw third quarter revenue rise 8.7% to $6.69 billion, topping analyst estimates of $6.58 billion. The company did report a $36 million net loss, larger than the second quarter's loss of $16 million. T-Mobile itself added 648,000 net new subscribers in the period, beating the 401,000 estimate from Wall Street. The carrier has now raised its projections of new postpaid subscribers for the year. Originally pegged at 1 million to 1.2 million, T-Mobile now expects1.6 million to 1.8 million new postpaid customers to be added in 2013.
source: AllThingsD, Bloomberg