It finally happens! T-Mobile passes Sprint to become the third largest carrier in the U.S.
posted by Alan F. / Aug 04, 2015, 12:20 PM
Sprint says that it lost only 12,000 postpaid customers during the second quarter. A year ago, 620,000 postpaid subscribers split the Sprint scene during the second quarter. For the three month period, the nation's third largest fourth largest carrier tallied a record low 1.56% churn rate. That is a huge improvement from the 2.05% churn rate experienced by Sprint during last year's second quarter.
Postpaid net additions reached 310,000 during the quarter. In the 2014 quarter, Sprint lost 181,000 post paid customers. The network is improving thanks to carrier aggregation that combines spectrum to create wider channels in the 2.5GHz band. Sprint is working hard to complete the "store-within-a-store" concept it is opening in 1435 Radio Shack locations nationwide. 25% of the locations have been completed with the remainder to be finished before the end of the year. Sprint also entered into an agreement with European phone retailer Dixon's Carphone to open 20 new U.S. Sprint stores with plenty of future expansion expected.
And Sprint's Direct 2 You has been up and running. This service has a phone expert personally deliver and set up your new handset at locations in markets such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
For the quarter, Sprint reported an operating profit of $501 million versus the prior year's operating income of $520 million. But after paying off interest on debts and loans, the company reported a net loss of $20 million or 1 cent a share for the 2015 second quarter. That compares with last year's second quarter net profit of $23 million, or 1 cent a share.
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Looks like my carrier is doing all the right things right now. I have a great lte signal in my office which is in the middle of a solid concrete building. My co-workers have att and they have to run out of the room to use their phone... Keep it up T-Mo!!!
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 12:24 PM 5
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For buildings thats not really telling. Sprint had a tower near my job or something on top of the building. I had Verizon and Sprint customers had better service than me. The real telling for reception thing is how does a service work farther from towers. I know a place in DC that has a Verizon tower across the street from a McD's and daycare. I can bet those that have other services would be worse in the same spot if they dont have their carriers towers nearby.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 12:31 PM 2
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It is telling the story since T-Mobile sucked at building penetration in the past. I'm just pointing out one scenario where they have improved. Every cell company has reception problems... Nobody had 100% coverage.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 1:31 PM 6
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I guess David Beckham wasn't enough to stop Sprint from slipping.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 12:28 PM 0
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This article is quite a bit biased as usual. Sprint has added millions of customers and significantly reduced churn the past three quarters. The network is no longer "slow" according to multiple independent rating industries. Not only that, they are the most improved carrier in network out of all of them and they will be adding upwards of about 70,000 cell sites to their network with their densification plan. They got a solid plan and their turnaround has been significant.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 1:08 PM 1
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This whole comment from TheRequiem sounds more biased than this article. Actually, I didn't find the article biased at all. Don't be salty when T-Mobile is stepping up its game. Everyone can see it.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 3:57 PM 4
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Free blinders are given out daily in Kansas City. Sprint...big talk all these years, no freaking delivery. Good joke...it's all pretend. Maybe the Japanese guy and the French CEO can figure it out, but they bought a turd to polish, and cannot seem to get that art figured out either...
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 6:06 PM 0
Sprint went down the toilet when they bought Nextel years ago!! That's there issue trying to be big and FAILED!! That's why there last right??
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 9:41 PM 1
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Agreed discharge! I had sprint at the time if the Nextel merger. Before Nextel, Sprint had GREAT customer service and a decent sizeable network for the time but after Nextel their network started going to crap and as for customer service, well that was non-existent.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 7:45 AM 0
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It shouldn't take long for Sprint to take back 3rd place. T-Mobile has far less coverage, less 4G and their plans are more expensive now.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 1:24 PM 0
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I switched from T-Mobile to Sprint and I didn't last 2 days. Their data speed is scoo slow. Facebook, and YouTube shouldn't take that long to load. Lol
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 1:33 PM 6
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I remember when we left Sprint at work. It was shortly after a conversation I had with a CSR manager. They kept our business because they let us overload some shared plans. When I went to add more lines to one of those plans the CSR refused. Once I explained the situation and that this was why we stayed with them, the CSR got her manager and the guy was clearly upset and actually insisted that I verbally agree that this would be the last time. I said, "It will definitely be the last time." Been with ATT for four years since.
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 2:44 PM 2
I have t mobile and glad to see them up the totem pole one more step!!! BUT!!!! Customer service sucks!!! On 611 calling to talk to them, I think t mobile could have bit off more then they can chew?? Gaining so much I'm afraid of, but I hope things pan better as for t mobile customer service calls, otherwise I'm glad to have them, I had verizon just before and the big red sucks!! AT&T before that and ugh won't go there lol sprint never had them only hear bad things, but t mobiles devices suit me and so does there service I get service in places where I had verizon and AT&T didn't have service and t mobile did, t mobile isn't perfect but no one is but for me t mobile is great!! In Southern California
posted on Aug 04, 2015, 9:35 PM 3
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posted on Aug 05, 2015, 2:02 AM 2
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LMAO... dude you seriously remind me of myself with the homonym OCD. Discharge, here is a friendly tip. Look up the differences between then and than, there, their, and they're . You'll be surprise to learn how different they are despite sounding very similar...
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 1:08 PM 1
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