T-Mobile adds 1 million new customers in Q3

T-Mobile adds 1 million new customers in Q3
T-Mobile's innovations paid off with 1 million new customers added to its rolls during the third quarter. That continues the trend seen in the previous quarter when it added 678,000 new subscribers to its T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands. CEO John Legere, who has been a breath of fresh air in the industry with his brash attitude and actions, said during a conference call on Tuesday that T-Mobile alone had added more new phone customers than the rest of the industry combined.

With the introduction of new plans that eliminated subsidized equipment pricing, smashing the old 24 month phone upgrade cycle, and eliminating international roaming charges in over 100 countries, T-Mobile has done more to shake up the industry in a matter of months than any other carrier ever. Legere has even made T-Mobile fans forget all about Carly, the operator's longtime spokeswoman who has apparently gone the way of two-year contracts.


The self-proclaimed Un-carrier saw third quarter revenue rise 8.7% to $6.69 billion, topping analyst estimates of $6.58 billion. The company did report a $36 million net loss, larger than the second quarter's loss of $16 million. T-Mobile itself added 648,000 net new subscribers in the period, beating the 401,000 estimate from Wall Street. The carrier has now raised its projections of new postpaid subscribers for the year. Originally pegged at 1 million to 1.2 million, T-Mobile now expects1.6 million to 1.8 million new postpaid customers to be added in 2013.

source: AllThingsD, Bloomberg

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12 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds like a bunch of former Sprint customers moved to T-Mo.

4. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Pretty much! haha

2. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

probably so amongst other carriers as well.at&t & verizon

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

since att and verizon customers grew it must mean sprint loss a few or some other company

5. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

I wish T-Mobile had better service in my area. Sprint (who I have now) sucks so much that I am moving to Verizon but would much rather move to T-Mobile. Please T-Mobile, work really freaking hard to deliver a killer LTE network so I can join when my stupid Verizon contract runs out.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What city do you live in?

13. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

In the boondocks lol

14. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Just NW of Orlando

15. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

I know that area and it does have LTE there and even if you don't get it,you still fall back on HSPA+42 which is just as speedy.Most of Florida have TMo's 4G LTE

7. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

Go T-Mobile! I live in the metro Detroit area and have great service and my LTE is great I'm usually able to clock 30-35mb down and 20-30 mb upload.

10. Galen20K

Posts: 555; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Same on all of that. - D

8. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I'm moving to T-mobile in 3 - 5 days when my LG G2 arrives in the mail.

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