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T-Mobile grows customers in Q1 2012

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T-Mobile grows customers in Q1 2012
T-Mobile has released its financial and performance report for the first quarter of the year, and while customers increased, the company reported mixed earnings with revenue sliding dow, but operating income growing.

T-Mobile subscribers grew by a net count of 187,000 in the first three months of 2012, mainly due to a surge in prepaid users that helped compensate for a loss of nearly 510,000 postpaid contract subscribers. That’s good news, when looking back at previous quarters when TMo lost customers.

Here are the financial highlights for T-Mobile first quarter:

- Total revenue reached $5.0 billion, down 2.8% sequentially, 2.5% year-on-year. 
- Net income amounted to $135 million, dropping from $200 million in Q1 2011. 
- Operating income stood at $1.27 billion, a 7.2% y-o-y growth, but down 9% sequentially.

T-Mobile is reassuring investors that its LTE network development is progressing as planned, and on track for 2013 launch. At the same time, the company is moving to 1900MHz HSPA+ 4G, that will allow it to support the iPhone. The carrier is also relying on handsets like the HTC One S and Nokia Lumia 710 to lure in even more customers in Q2 2012.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 10 May 2012, 07:17 5

1. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats a pretty healthy swing from the Q4 numbers. I guess they can survive without bowing to apple after all, eh? lol

posted on 10 May 2012, 11:01 2

2. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


The sale rep I talked to last week says that things has been going well for them. I'm guessing that this quarter will continue to be good for T-Mo, HTC One S has been selling well according to them also, a positive for HTC.

posted on 10 May 2012, 12:13 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Yea, sales were way better in jan/feb than they were in nov/dec. It was stupid slow over the holidays then it picked up a lot like a week into Jan.

posted on 10 May 2012, 12:35

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Lost 510,000 postpaid subscribers. That's why T-Mobile wants the iPhone. Postpaid is where the money is at.

posted on 10 May 2012, 12:51 1

5. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I think the main point is that T-Mo grew in 1st quarter, that also shows that they could grow without offering the iPhone. T-Mo is looking at the current, not the past. They've lost and now they've gained (without offering iPhone), your comment of T-Mo wanting the iPhone would of worked for 2011 4th quarter, but surely wouldn't work now.

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:02

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They lost half a million postpaid subscribers. If they continue this pattern they'll be another Metro pcs if they don't go out of business.

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:25 2

7. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Read the Q1 2012 press release from T-Mo. The losses is smaller compared to 4th quarter and 2011 1st quarter. The company currently serves 33.4 million compared to the last quarter of 33.2 million. Either way it's a positive sign for T-Mo.

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:31 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


maybe you should look at their plans before you go commenting on something you dont know much about.

Contract Value - unl talk text and 2gig web throttle = 60 a month
Prepaid - unl talk text and 2gig web throttle= 60 a month.

contract value - unl talk, text and 5 gig web throttle = 75 a month
prepaid unl talk, text, and 5 gig web throttle = 70 a month.

Tmobile is positioning themselves as a wholesale high speed carrier. With the introduction of the 1900mhz spectrum, they are officially compatible with almost all GSM phones, not just the iPhone which is obviously a +. I've been trying to get it through your head for months, but your oblivious.

Why do people even bother with contract at those prices? Because they can bill the phone to the account, add insurance & warranties, take advantage of any sales that might come along on Value upgrades, and the like.

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:41 2

9. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Thats good tmobile but you guys would do even better if you guys release the Galaxy Note because alot of people is waiting for that to arrive to tmobile!!!

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