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T-Mobile Q4 results are out, second consecutive quarter of growth

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T-Mobile Q4 results are out, second consecutive quarter of growth
T-Mobile's Q4 results are in, and the carrier marked a slight 5.2% dip in revenue, compared to the same quarter the previous year, down to $4.9 billion, but still up for a second consecutive quarter. The growth stemmed mainly from the Monthly4G plans and prepaid customers, meaning that contract subscriptions went down to to $3.4 billion - a 13.9% year -on-year drop.

The company marks its "bring your own device" project a success, with about 100,000 new iPhone activations per month from it. MVNO customers increased 275,000 in Q4 - a number that was in the five digits before.

T-Mobile is, after all, carrying out a great prepaid and no-subsidy experiment, so all carrier eye are on it, and President and CEO John Legere said:

T-Mobile finished 2012 on a strong note, providing a foundation for executing even bigger game-changing moves in 2013. As the ‘Un-carrier,’ our promise is simple. You will see us put customers at the center of everything we do going forward, and that means giving them fair and simple wireless experiences in a way that other carriers never have before.

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posted on 28 Feb 2013, 02:18 4

1. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Sales of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 as well as the Lg Nexus 4 went very well. Now with the unlimited data on contract as well as off contract things will pick up much more. With the Htc One, BlackBerry 10, Galaxy S4 on the way the first half of 2013 will be crazy at Tmobile.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:28

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

T-Mobile a joke...keep that hspa crap....I wouldn't take them if you gave them to me

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:26 2

13. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

HSPA+ is actually very good. Speeds rival Verizon LTE in some areas.

T-Mobile's only issue is coverage. There are a bunch of notable holes, such as major interstates with 2G coverage except near larger cities. But stay within their coverage zone, and you have good speeds at a fantastic price.
Verizon gives you outstanding coverage with questionable update policies and very high prices.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 05:32

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Facts not opinions... 1.Verizon... 2..at&t...no other wireless carriers count

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:36 8

5. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Good, keep that mentality. Let the rest of us have the bandwidth and cheaper service to boot.

LTE is already up and running in some markets on Tmobile and it will have a national launch shortly.

I'll take LTE-10 with a 42mb/s backhaul for $70 a month unlimited with no caps or throttles, vs ATT or VZW's $140 a month with overages, non LTE-10, and super duper slow CDMA 3g backhaul or ATT's 12mb/s GSM backhaul.

Half the price, twice the speed.

Kinda makes you sound like a dullard.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 14:27 1

14. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Those are very good facts. Customers pay for coverage also, alot of the tech stuff goes out the window to most people... T-Mobile has improved, but has a long way to go.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 08:37 3

8. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You are absolutely correct, Verizon over all has the best network, at a price. However, my problem with Verizon and AT&T is as follow, if Im paying $70/month, why do I still have to count minutes and SMS, and the share plans are just a joke. Here's were T-Mobile or/and straight talk come in, $45/month Unlimited voice, text, and 5gb data, enough to meet my needs. Is tmobile perfect, heck no, but they are on point 99.5% of the time in my area. Paying $90 and upwards for a "cell" is just pure foolishness.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 20:12

19. theo14461 (unregistered)

Verizon Blows!! Big Rip-OFF company. AT&T good.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:48 3

6. davenycept (Posts: 200; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

N4 is very underrated. I hope s4 lives up to the hype..u think?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 08:17

7. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The problem with Tmobile is there coverage. I live in a Tmobile 4G town but there is no 4G in my part of town. My neighbor has a S2 on Tmobile and it data speed is slow. He can't get 4G in his house. Also, After you leave city limits the coverage map is white or 2G.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 09:41 2

10. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


posted on 28 Feb 2013, 19:45

18. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

Expect a major surprise from Tmobile when the LTE-10 comes into play

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 06:40

23. cjjohnson86 (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

I'm still rooting for Tmo, always have.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 13:44

27. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

No one comes in close in terms of prepaid market to T-Mobile.
If people want their data plan with limits and outrageous bill that includes their subsidized device prices with 2 year in jail with 1 phone at Verizon or AT&T, then so be it.
I don't deal with that crap.

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