While T-Mobile is one of the four major carriers in the US, they have not exactly been doing well and have been losing customers over the past few years and even blaming their lack of the iPhone as one of the reasons, but we guess nowadays they can’t really complain. In fact it seems that T-Mobile is slowly turning themselves around according to the company’s preliminary first-quarter results which they released recently. In terms of branded customer base, T-Mobile saw a growth of 3,000 subscribers, which while somewhat paltry, is definitely better than the 349,000 subscribers they lost in Q4 2012.
However when combined with customers from MVNO and other unbranded users, the carrier has managed to see an net growth in their customer base of 579,000. According to T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, “These results display positive momentum and the first positive branded growth in four years […] We have made material progress in stabilizing our branded business in Q1, which provides a solid foundation to build on with the new Un-carrier customer offers we launched last week across America.” The carrier has also reported that customer deactivations were at a 1.9% churn rate, which apparently is their best rate since 2008.
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