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T-Mobile reports flat operating earnings in Q1; HSPA+ to cover 185 million by end of year

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T-Mobile reports flat operating earnings in Q1; HSPA+ to cover 185 million by end of year
The nation's fourth largest cellular carrier, T-Mobile, reported a flat first quarter earnings report with some subtle improvements. Operating earnings were $1.38 billion in the first quarter of 2010 vs. $1.37 in the first quarter of 2009. Margins rose from 29% last year to 30% in the first three months of this year. A net figure of 77,000 customers left the carrier during Q1 compared to net additions of 371,000 in the fourth period of 2009 and 415,000 in 2009's first quarter. At the end of the 2010 first quarter, T-Mobile served 33.7 million customers. The operator had 5.2 million 3G enabled devices in operation during the quarter, up 33% from 3.9 million 3G phones in use during the fourth quarter of 2009 and a stunning improvement from 1.5 million 3G devices in use during last year's first quarter. With the addition in 3G users, the carrier said that its blended data average revenue per user rose 16% year-over-year to $10.90 per month. Blended ARPU was $46 per month, flat from the prior period, but down from $48 per month during the 2009 first quarter. Contract churn declined to 2.2%, down from 2.5% in Q4 of 2009 and 2.3% in Q1 of 2009. The company noted strong demand for some of its smartphone products like the HTC HD2 and the Android flavored myTouch 3G. Looking ahead, T-Mobile says to expect 185 million people to be covered by its HSPA+ service by the end of 2010.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


It's because people went to VZW and picked up a DROID! Take notes TMO we want a powerful big screened Android phone! Quit half stepping with this myTouch stuff.

posted on 12 May 2010, 08:37

2. schemesbbc (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 May 2010)


did you forget about the nexus one? which btw is better than the droid???

posted on 12 May 2010, 09:25

3. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


I forgot to mention one with a keyboard. My bad

posted on 12 May 2010, 12:10

6. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Yeah but the nexus was sold through google... it was never a t-mobile flagship phone... just a good phone sold indirectly using t-mobiles network. The nexus isnt really a part of t-mobiles line up. All the other carriers have at least one flagship phone that would make you think about switching carriers. Sure they have the hd2 but it runs win mo... which is a turn off for a lot of ppl.

posted on 12 May 2010, 10:36

4. schemesbbc (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 May 2010)


that is true. mytouch slide and moto cliq even though seems like fun isnt all that powerful

posted on 12 May 2010, 10:38

5. jedi2000 (Posts: 31; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


@schemesbbc have your tried both of them??? I have and the moto droid isn't far off, oh and not to mention VZW has the droid Incredible which is better than the nexus one in several ways.

posted on 12 May 2010, 12:28

7. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Having HSPA+ is useless without any phones that could benefit from this... T-Mobile needs to gear up its cellphone line up fast. EVO 4G, Incredible, Apple 4G, Galaxy S, etc, just to name a few that others are having... Nokia N8 needs to be out sooner hhahaha

posted on 12 May 2010, 12:50

8. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Amen. I guess there will undoubtibly be an Incredibly EVO iPhone caliber handset coming to Tmo but WHENNNN!

posted on 12 May 2010, 17:01

9. remixfa (Posts: 14126; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Well the galaxy s and. Dell5 streak are both slated for tmobile. But tmo is convinced that peeps prefer mid range devices and its just us tech geeks that want high end. You would think sales of the hd2, droid, iphone, ect ect would show them otherwise.

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