which made a big bet on the Apple iPhone 4S, and also offered its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The carrier's variant of the Galaxy S II could be considered the best among the three versions offered in the States as it has a larger display than the AT&T version, and features a dual-core exynos processor compared to the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside the T-Mobile model. In addition, Sprint continues to promote its unlimited data plans.
While the contract side of the wireless business declined, pre-paid business was booming. The top 7 carriers on that side of the industry (which includes the big four plus MetroPCS, Cricket and Tracfone) saw gains of 2 million customers in the quarter. No wonder T-Mobile's former CMO called for an end to carrier subsidies on new phone purchases.
After the pop associated with the launch of a new Apple iPhone, the industry usually stumbles according to brokerage house Jefferies