T-Mobile reports smaller profit in Q3; 77,000 customers flee on a net basis
The fourth quarter should be interesting as T-Mobile has started a new unlimited calling plan and is featuring its' FlexPay program that allows customers to finance-without interest charges-expensive phones. Some hot new devices are heading to the carrier in the next few weeks including the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and the Samsung Behold II.
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Specifications
Samsung Behold II Preliminary Specifications
source: Samsung via FierceWireless
1. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
It is still less than Sprint leaving, but that isn't something to be proud of, "We bled 77k net subscribers, but hey that is nearly half of what Sprint did! So bonuses for all top level executives while we crunch down hard on the lowly paid CS and Store reps, let's tell them it is their fault and not give them a Christmas bonus... CHEERS!" Come on T-Mo you need to pass sprint and start developing LTE with VZW and ATT so we can just drive Sprint out.
3. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
now not to come off rude, and not that it requires a response, but why would you want to drive out or crush a company? if sprint goes belly up and the bulk of the customers came to tmo and used all of your bandwith space you would be upset when your data connections fail and calls drop. have you heard of let sleeping dogs lie. i am enjoying your sprint services.
7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
we don't want to drive any more companies out of business because the less companies the higher the prices. there needs to be variety in the wireless industry.
12. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
are you asking for an eventual/inevitable data jam??? thats why at t doesn't have good speeds and service / coverage. they don't know how to run their network. Verizon on the other hand knows how to run a cell company. it shows in their image
2. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
"the carrier said that its' 3G network now reaches 167 potential customers." proofread.. lol. really. thats prob not too far off, kilt :) unfortunately..
4. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
With my experiences with T-Mobile, that's pretty accurate :-P
5. rath (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Aug 2009)
There are more customers planning to leave T-Mobile if the coverage areas and signal strength are not improve to match Verizon and 4G LTE network instead of starter 3G.
9. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
Don, you provide the most relevant question and you get (-) marks. Amazing. (+1)
6. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
167 whole customers served by Tmob's 3G network? did they just build a new tower in bumfuckville, usa somewhere? thats a lot for Tmob
10. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
rath, there IS NOT A 4G network yet.. LOL. that doesnt even START being built till Q1 2010 at the earliest... so by comparison, tmo's "starter" 3g network is leaps and bounds ahead of coverage of VZW's 4g.. lol i love when peeps dont know what they are saying but they just keep spouting things anyways :) lets see if these new plans have any effect. now we know why they actually came out w/ these plans, lol.. but they are definatly hard to argue with when looking at carrier pricing. again, why do people pay for ATT. you get VZW pricing with TMO coverage.. lol. buy an iphone and put it on Tmo if you really want that phone so bad.. omg. Ill be laughing at you all the way through activation process :)
11. Homotechual (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)
Umm so they had a bad quarter so what? We ll make a comeback shoot since the new plans came out I have been activating new cuatomers left and right and their all from verizon and att.