T-Mobile adds over 1 million new postpaid customers for the fourth straight quarter

T-Mobile adds over 1 million new postpaid customers for the fourth straight quarter
T-Mobile announced its preliminary second quarter customer acquisition numbers this morning, and for the fourth consecutive quarter the disruptive carrier added over 1 million net new postpaid subscribers. The net gain in postpaid customers represents an 11% gain year-over-year. Overall, T-Mobile added 2.1 million net new subscribers during the three month period.

760,000 net new branded postpaid phone subscribers were added, 31% more than last year's figure for the second quarter. Branded postpaid churn was just 1.3%. That is down from last year's 1.46% and is a record low churn rate for the carrier. T-Mobile also saw a net addition of 175,000 new pre-paid subscribers, which was a 75% gain year-over-year. In the branded pre-paid segment, the mobile operator had a 144% sequential increase with 178,000 net new customers. That category was up 75% from the 2014 second quarter.

With the new additions, T-Mobile now has 58.9 million customers across all categories. That is a gain of 41% over last year's second quarter and a pickup of 14% from the 2015 first quarter. Complete second quarter numbers, including earnings, will be announced on July 30th.

T-Mobile's shares responded to the report by gaining 1.31% in early afternoon trading on Wall Street.

source: T-Mobile



1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

In total they added 2.07 million customers in the last 3 months. If they keep it up, that's 8-9 million a year they add.

2. matty1323

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That may be true but that's not including the subscribers they lost over that period of time as well. Every carrier loses a good chunk of subscriber every quarter, those 2 million customers have to come from somewhere since most are not new lines not coming from a previous carrier.

3. talon95

Posts: 999; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's the definition of NET. It DOES include the lost customers as well.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Looks like the best carrier in the US.

5. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It seems that all TMUS MVNO carriers are prepaid, which means that half of its existing and new customers are prepaid.

8. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Of course. Did you think that Verizons and AT&T's subscribers are 100+ million postpaid accounts? The numbers these 4 carriers use is representative of MVNO adds, prepaid adds, and postpaid adds.

6. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Watch your back #3 carrier Sprint.

7. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I defend T-Mobile to the death.They have spotty coverage sometimes when your traveling through the country, i'll be the first to admit. But opposed to what? Crappy 4G speeds with Sprint, Ridiculous prices with Verizon, or At&t who throttles your data, charges just as much as Verizon and makes all their galaxy devices unrootable. Face it people. Even with T-Mobile's shortcomings,why wouldn't you want blazing fast 4G LTE that's UNLIMITED, never throttled, phones that can get unlocked,rooted, and have custom roms for your benefit. T-Mobile all day. Yea i said it.

9. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

I just left t-mobile because i just could not take their poor network anymore. I go upstairs in macys and lose my music streaming or the poor area of town also. I just moved to cricket (att) and the signal is beautiful.

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