T-Mobile added record 4.9 million net postpaid customers in 2014

T-Mobile added record 4.9 million net postpaid customers in 2014
What a year 2014 was for T-Mobile. And that is saying something considering how good the previous year was for the upstart carrier. A total of 8.3 million net customers joined the mobile operator in 2014, up 89% from last year. A solid 4.9 million of those were branded postpaid accounts. 4 million were branded postpaid phone accounts. 265 million people are now covered by T-Mobile's 4G LTE network and CEO John Legere has said that by the end of 2015, that figure will be over 300 million.

T-Mobile also released preliminary fourth quarter figures that showed an addition of 2.1 million net customers for the period. 1.3 million of them opened a branded postpaid account, which was a 47% increase from last year. T-Mobile added 1 million branded net phone subscribers for the last three month period of the year. Thanks to a strong performance by MetroPCS, T-Mobile added 266,000 pre-paid customers in the fourth quarter. Overall, it was a record year of customer additions for the carrier.

The innovative carrier has been taking customers away from its competitors. Its porting ratio for 2014 showed it acquiring 2.1 new customers for each customer lost. For the fourth quarter, its porting ratio was 1.4 with Verizon, 1.8 with AT&T and 2.2 for Sprint. Innovations, like the recently announced Data Stash (which allows qualifying customers to roll over their unused data for up to 12 months), are already being copied by the competition.


The only question is, what will T-Mobile show us this year? We do expect to see Legere's crew climb over Sprint sometime this year, to become the third largest carrier in the nation.

source: T-Mobile

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8 Comments

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Couldn't be happier with this carrier just wish they had at least 2G coverage in rural areas while traveling

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

^This is their only issue, and it's a very big one. Once coverage improves (if they can pull it off), they could very well move into Verizon and AT&T's territory. For consumer's sake, I hope they do and I wish them well...

5. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Exactly, they already lead the industry with fastest and most consistent downloads speeds. Just wished they worked that hard on expansion

3. Rydsmith unregistered

I don't think doing things that are common sense and have been the norm overseas is "innovative."

4. defcon888

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Just wish they would offer DATA Sharing. I have to kids that don't even come close to using 2.5GB a month...but my wife and I always get close and sometimes go over. I am glad T-Mo doesn't cut us off if we go over....only slow us down....which for GPS....is fine with me!.

8. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So add the 10$ and go to 4.5GB, which also gives you the data stash

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Congrats T-Mo!!! Continue the great work. Don't stop or slow down. The more customers you get , the more money and hopefully that translates into a better network.

7. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Great, now let's talk about how much money T-Mobilol is losing. Oh right, they don't like to talk about their paper tiger.

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