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T-Mobile continues red hot, adds 1.65 million subscribers in fourth quarter

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T-Mobile continues red hot, adds 1.65 million subscribers in fourth quarter
T-Mobile remains red hot. On the day that the innovative carrier announced a plan to pay the ETF owed by Verizon, Sprint and AT&T customers jumping to T-Mobile, the carrier announced that it added 1.65 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter. That follows a gain of 1 million that the operator reported for the third quarter. The company will report its official earnings on February 25th. The numbers announced today are preliminary figures.

T-Mobile added 869,000 postpaid customers in the quarter, up from the 648,000 reported in the third quarter and a vast improvement from the 515,000 customers it lost in that category a year earlier. There are now 46.7 million subscribers using T-Mobile. 800,000 of the postpaid additions were for customers using a phone, while the remaining 69,000 were mostly tablet users. T-Mobile recently started a new plan that gives those with a tablet 200MB of free data a month.

For the entire year, the carrier added 2 million new subscribers, above estimates of between 1.6 million and 1.8 million. Fourth quarter postpaid churn was 1.7%, down from the 2.5% reported the previous year. Prepaid churn rose to 5.1% from 5% sequentially and 4.9% year-over-year.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 17:51 2

1. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I'm gonna be 1.65 million and 1 once the Z1S launches on T-Mobile. This guy rocks, and their coverage has Drastically improved in my area.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 17:52

2. iampayne (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Well its easy to add people when your basically giving things away. Lets just hope the network can handle the higher load.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:06

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


2013 was T-Mobile's year. Let's see what 2014 brings them!

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:09 1

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The only thing holding me back from going to T-Mobile is the simple fact that in my area they only have EDGE and half the time, it's roaming with no coverage. I get LTE with Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon but yet no service with T-Mobile.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:17

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Where in the US do you live?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:22

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Michigan.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 19:03

7. bryancotton84 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I'm in Michigan and have great LTE coverage. Are you out in the sticks?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 19:08

8. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


I believe they just lit Michigan up for lte

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 19:44

10. Andman314 (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I too live in Michigan. There is 4G in the Detroit area.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 05:48

20. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


No, most major cities have had LTE for a very long time here, they just added more cities that are Up north more recently tho. But most Major Metro Detroit Suburbs (Livonia, Ann Arbor, Novi, etc...) have had it for a very long time.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 05:46

19. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Well I live in Michigan and I have TREMENDOUS T-Mobile service everywhere. Consistant 38-40Mbps LTE, Strong Signal, No dropped calls ever, Always get my texts, and Crystal clear voice calls. Sorry for you if you live in the Backwoods up North far from civilization. But stop trying to Skew the outlook for them in this state.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 19:12

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10105; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This is gonna force AT&T's hand. I'm looking forward to their response. In Vegas, tmo coverage just isn't good enough to switch.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 19:56

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Really? I thought they had great coverage over there..

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:26

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10105; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It could be because I live by the strip. Lotsa people all the time, but no it's not that great bro. In doors, I constantly got edge.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 20:29 1

12. imyourpapi (Posts: 65; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)


Tmobile is a beast

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 20:55

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 886; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


The rise of Tmobile,dawn of the three dinosours.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:28 2

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10105; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your post makes no sense at all, the only thing that'll happen is tmo will force the rest to adopt their style. Law of averages dude, in business companies follow trends. Thanx to tmo, we all win.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 05:42

18. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


As much as I love T-Mobile and how Fantastic they are in my area, I know its not like that for everybody.... but they're working on it! It's starting to improve in areas that they used to be weak in. Not only are they forcing other carriers to rethink their business, but T-Mobile is "finally" beginning to expand into rural. Even I don't care about rural, I know a lot of people do.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 22:02 1

16. Libra1985 (Posts: 43; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


*sigh* when will verizon come out with something "cool" yes yes i know coverage is awesome and you get what you pay for but i would like SOMETHING, more like a price cut after all my data is capped...

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:33

17. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Hmm, I think AT&T has to start offering at least $600 now to switch.

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