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T-Mobile says that it added more than 8 million net new customers in 2015

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T-Mobile says that it added more than 8 million net new customers in 2015
T-Mobile released preliminary figures for its fourth quarter and full year 2015 which revealed that the carrier continues to add new customers. For the fourth quarter of 2015, T-Mobile added 2.1 million net new users during a period where the company heavily promoted its controversial Binge On feature. With Binge On, subscribers get to watch video streams from certain providers without it counting against their data allowance. There has been some talk that T-Mobile is throttling the data speed of all HTML5 video received by its customers, which violates Net Neutrality regulations.

Off the 2.1 million net new users added during the fourth quarter, 1.3 million were net new postpaid additions. 917,000 were added to the net new branded postpaid phone rolls while 469,000 net new users were added to the list of branded prepaid customers. For the quarter, branded postpaid phone churn dropped by 27 basis points year-over-year to 1.47%.

For the year, T-Mobile added 8.3 million net customers. For the last two years, the carrier has been obtaining new subscribers at the rate of 23,000 a day. During 2015, the nation's third largest carrier added 4.5 million net new branded postpaid users. 3.5 million of them were net new postpaid phone users. T-Moble also added 1.3 million net new branded prepaid customers during 2015.

T-Mobile now has 63 million customers after a year that saw it extend its streak to 11 straight quarters with at least 1 million net new customers. It currently has a three quarter streak of adding more than 2 million net new users. With a doubling of its LTE footprint in 2015, the mobile operator now covers 304 million POPs with its 4G LTE signal. Its low frequency (700MHz) Extended Range LTE now covers over 185 million Americans in over 300 markets. Signals from low frequency spectrum travel farther and penetrate buildings better.

"In 2015 we again saw 8.3 million customers come to T-Mobile, and 2.1 million in Q4 - marking 11 consecutive quarters of over 1 million net adds and 3 quarters in a row with more than 2 million total nets for the Un-carrier. That means we added 23,000 customers per day, every day for the last two years, so trust me when I say we have no plans to stop disrupting the status quo in wireless!"-John Legere, president and CEO, T-Mobile"

T-Mobile will release its official Q4 and full 2015 results next month.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:04 4

1. aegislash (Posts: 1019; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)

I switched to T-Mobile in 2013 and haven't looked back. Coming from AT&T, as someone who uses a lot of data every month, I was getting tired of seeing $10 added onto my bill for each additional gigabyte of data. Switched to T-Mobile and went with the truly unlimited 4G LTE plan, and it's been a wonderful experience so far. I have coverage basically everywhere that I actually need coverage.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 18:09

7. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

I'm going to call you out man. I live in WA and Tmobile hq is also located here and just about everyone consider Tmobile garbage


There is no unlimited lte plan. It's throttled and horrible service
Huge gaps in service I don't give a poo what your coverage map says, I hate calling people on T-mob around here, they always get dropped calls

Voicestream, Tmobile or whatever name they will call themselves will always suck compared to Verizon and Att. Are you reading this Legere

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 20:46 1

9. cncrim (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

FYI, keep singing ATT and Verizon are the best is wrong, it is all depend on person everyday commute. Most of us spend alot of time at home and work, I use to live in CA tmobile is awesome everywhere I go, so Tmobile is perfect for me. and later on I moved to midwest where I live Tmobile and Verizon suck, ATT is great.

So what did we learn from all this? what fit for one doesn't mean fit other. Just do your phone work before commit to two contract.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 20:51

10. cncrim (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

*homework < phone work

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 16:08

12. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

Based on your logic I will continue to sing praises about Verizon and Att. For most people both companies work far exceedingly above Tmobile so again Tmobile sucks.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 03:32

14. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

americans tend to gravitate towards whats best especially for mobile devices and plans and services.

the general consensus of the matter of which provider is best is usually verizon followed by att. people tend to steer towards tmobile for budget reasons

i live in northern california and in seattle. i also visit la time to time and again verizon consistently showed itself to be reliable for coverage, calling, and data purposes.

Thousands if not millions will agree with what I am saying.

Your view may be right for you only make up the minority.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:44 1

2. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 228; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

i will have to give them a try again, only issue i have was lots of 2G then no service...if t-mobiles has cover 2G with LTE then i dont see why i would have any issues besides some coverage gaps which i hope they fix...im on att now and their network isnt really all that, im not sure if they are doing upgrades but i think t-mobile network was alot better

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:46 1

4. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

you can do their live coverage check....its the same that their tech agents use without the actual tower location on the map.....t-mobile.com/coverage

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:56

6. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I don't put much stock in those maps. They claimed saturation in my area, but when I got my son a phone on T-Mo there were a ton of no signal spots.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 18:10

8. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

Exactly finally someone who's actually telling the truth.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:21

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3780; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

So good experience with T-Mobile automatically means you're lying. Got it. In other words, you're a trolling idiot.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 21:12

11. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 228; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

coverage maps do me no good, best way is to pick up a SIM and test out the network urself,since i had t-mobile before i know what to look for when looking for upgrades when ever i pick up a SIM

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:53 2

3. mintveritas (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)

T-Mobile customer since February of last year, snagged the two for 100 promo. Sometimes the signal hiccups in certain buildings but I can't complain, not for the price and not for the amount of data I use. They're great, and I'd recommend them to anyone who have decent coverage in their home area.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:41

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 4315; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

True, but sadly they suck for traveling. From Houston to Oklahoma city it was decent, I did manage to roam but thankfully I still had 50 megs of roaming. Then, from Oklahoma city to Wichita Kansas, roaming and signal loss way too frequent while my priv on at&t worked flawlessly. Then from Wichita to Denver omg worst experience I've ever had with t mobile, running out of roaming allowance and roaming signal because of the lack of roaming agreements while my priv kept constant 4G. I honestly don't mind them only using the slow band 12 to expand their coverage or just simply up the roaming allowance, it makes no sense to have unlimited international roaming but only have 50 megs in the US.

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