Deutsche Telecom no longer interested in selling T-Mobile US, chases growth opportunities


While T-Mobile has spent months searching for an acquisition partners in the past (with AT&T and Sprint notably failing negotiations due to regulatory objections), at present the carrier isn't donning a "for sale" sign. According to its Deutsche Telecom boss, the parent company is "not in the mood" for selling T-Mobile US to a third party, although it's still keeping an eye for changes in U.S. regulations under the Trump administration.

Reportedly, Deutsche Telekom is happy with T-Mobile's quarterly growth, which led it towards overtaking Sprint and becoming the third-largest wireless operator in the U.S. Thus, T-Mobile US has become almost as big as Deutsche Telecom's German business, generating nearly the same quarterly profit.

The Magenta carrier has raised its customer additions forecast for 2016 once more, after adding 969,000 postpaid in the third quarter ended September 30, up from 890,000 in the second quarter. Analysts suggest that T-Mobile US is the only growth opportunity for Deutsche Telekom.

Recently, T-Mobile US organized its own Black Friday-style promotion, giving two free lines to new and existing customers during its Magenta Friday sale. Customer-centric initiatives like this and aggressive BOGO deals have landed T-Mobile such notable growth opportunities.

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8 Comments

1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

It took them long enough.

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

T-Mobile is the best. They're the only carrier I can makes me happy as a customer.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not if you live in my area. But if they were as good as att in my area I might would give them a try. But I really don't think they are any cheaper then my newest att plan.

4. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

could you elaborate on that new plan from att, I have 8 lines and looking what best option are in market. so far t mobile got me for 165 with taxes and fees.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have 7 on my line and still making payments on 6 of the phones . Each phone is $ 56 a month and that includes the phone payment. I think the plan I have has already changed I am not sure, but it's 10 gigs high speed with unlimited data after that. We go past the 10 gigs all the time and have never seen a drop in speed. We do use WiFi a lot so this really works for us but maybe not for everyone..

6. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Where do you live and when was the last time you tried T-Mobile?

7. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well I am not going to post where I live but it is in the US. A friend of mine has it and she has no signal at my house. I am out in the country not in town.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Also I really don't think Tmobile would be any cheaper for us.

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