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T-Mobile grows subscribers for the first time in four years in Q1 2013, but revenue drops

0. phoneArena posted on 08 May 2013, 03:24

There’s a lot going on at T-Mobile recently - it unveiled its UNcarrier initiative and rebranding getting rid of two-year contracts, and its merger with MetroPCS got approved…

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posted on 08 May 2013, 03:37 5

1. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Nice. I love T-Mobile.

posted on 08 May 2013, 04:20 4

2. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

T-Mobile is Definitely number 1. 2013 will be real big

posted on 08 May 2013, 05:27 5

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Good to see them recovering. When it comes to carriers, Verizon is the best if you want coverage, and T-Mobile is the best if you want value. Luckily for me, I live in an area where I T-Mobile has 4G and Verizon is stuck on 3G, so I get to enjoy both value and coverage. :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 12:58 1

4. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

T-Mobile's definitely a favorite of mine because of what they've accomplished in moving from a strict 2G value play a few years ago to a national player.

But they're definitely not the value they once were with the new plans. The subsidy transparency's a great thing for the consumer -- especially if the others adopt it -- but where a family might save $30-$50 on T-Mobile once, it's now closer to parity (under $20) with Verizon and AT&T. That'll mean it'll have to rely that much more on network performance and less on dollars and cents.

I'm not so sure that's a good thing for the budget-minded

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:11

5. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Well, now that they have the iPhone, get ready for those margins to crunch tighter.


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