T-Mobile now has more stores than AT&T

T-Mobile now has more stores than AT&T
When accounting for authorized retailers and dealer exclusivity, T-Mobile might have surpassed AT&T in retail locations. Just two years and change ago T-Mobile was trailing way behind with 3600 brick-and-mortar locations, but then CEO John Legere's big Un-carrier transformation spearheaded a plan and phone price war that made T-Mobile everyone's favorite underdog.

That's no doubt been aided by the huge retail expansion - constantly adding stores, T-Mobile has now grown to an estimated 5300 locations, while AT&T's retail footprint has remained steady from December 2015, to an estimated 5200 this month as well. Needless to say, Verizon is the top dog not only when it comes to subscribers, but also retail presence, as it is currently said to have 7400 stores throughout the good ol' USA.

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11 Comments

1. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

And still half the subscribers and half the coverage...lol.

4. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

2011 called and wants its post back.

9. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Nah, still true in 2018. T-Mobile's growth has slowed way WAY down for that reason and T-Mobile also has (short of Sprint of course...) the highest churn in wireless.

2. Dboyfresh831

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And that's not counting National Retail where T-Mobile pulled out of and AT&T still has a presence in. This includes Best Buy & Target.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Honestly though TMobile has always advertised as having the fastest network, not the BEST coverage. I think T-mobile is competing with ATT more then it is Verizon. Coverage is the next step!

8. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They are pretty fast.

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well every where I have gone T-Mobile deff works already better than At&t. It's on par with verizon. I live in Los Angeles and T-Mobile works real good faster lte than att and better signal. Seattle , Oregon, Chicago it also worked better than Att in par with verizon . I remember back in the days when people would say with tmobile u get out the city it craps out . I have seen here in LA u hop on the 5 or 10 and get out the city before T-Mobile was all edge now it's all LTE just like Verizon and At&t no edge at all anymore even In the middle of nowhere it has lte and it works. I have Verizon but have family members on all carriers . The ones on At&t switched to tmobile and saw the difference right away . They have even told me how they were afraid to travel by car because they thought tmobile had no service when traveling by car. Even they have been surprised how once you leave the city it now has stable LTE a Long major highways so there like no need to go back to At&t ,were paying less and it works better. I think if they continue like this there gonna get even better .

11. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Please stop fangirling a network that doesn't come close to the big 2 and also stop lying to yourself.

6. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Because they need them, Tmobile customer service over the phone is s**t.

7. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Yes they have improved, and it's reflected in there new price scheme, but was expected.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now they just need some damn better indoor coverage.

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