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

T-Mobile adds over 1 million postpaid subscribers for the fourth straight quarter
For the fourth consecutive quarter, T-Mobile has reported over 1 million net new postpaid subscribers. Of that figure, 760,000 were branded postpaid phone additions. Postpaid phone churn was 1.3%, down from the 1.46% posted during last year's second quarter. Overall, the mobile operator reported 2.1 million net new additions, which is the 9th straight quarter that this metric produced over 1 million new customers for the carrier. 

T-Mobile reported revenue for the quarter of $8.2 billion, up 14% year-over-year. Net income for the quarter amounted to $361 million (or 49 cents a share), up sequentially from the $63 million net loss (or -9 cents a share) reported for the first quarter of this year.

T-Mobile is closing in on its target of covering 300 million Americans with 4G LTE. Right now, that figure is at 290 million. 212 markets are covered with Wideband LTE and the carrier hopes to hit 250 by the end of the year. T-Mobile has also covered 141 markets with 700 MHz A-Block spectrum. At this frequency, signals travel farther and more easily penetrate buildings.


T-Mobile also announced this morning that 100% of MetroPCS customers have migrated to the T-Mobile network. All of the pre-paid carrier's CDMA spectrum has been re-farmed. T-Mobile also pointed out in its release that for the quarter, it ranked highest in the J.D. Power Wireless Customer Care Study.

So the second quarter is in the bag. What about the current quarter? Things are going so well for T-Mobile that it has increased its guidance for the quarter, and now expects 3.4 million to 3.9 million net new postpaid additions from July through September. 

source: T-Mobile

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8 Comments

1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Holy crap! 3.4-3.9 million net new postpaid additions for Q3 would be nuts!

2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

This is good for Verizon customers that don't want to leave. Should hopefully mean better deals such as more data for current price tiers or a positive change for the Edge program. The Edge program reduced my bill, no money down and we have cheaper phones. If they don't change more people will leave Verizon which is great. Sounds odd but t-mobile is horrible at home and at work. It would be stupid for me to jump.

3. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Nope. Verizon themselves said they aren't after value conscious customers. That they won't be engaging in this carrier war.

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, that is what Verizon PR lips stated. However, the reality is a little different. If you call customers service, and tell them about your displeasure, regarding service, and pricing, they are very willing to negotiate. Believe, they are very aware of T-Mobile's surge.

4. theo14461 unregistered

So, if I don't care about how much I pay for my phone service, I'm stupid, have too much money, or both.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yup. Glad joined the program.

7. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Are they still the 4th largest carrier?

8. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Nope, they've already been 3rd largest for 1-2 quarters now.

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