T-Mobile has definitely been making waves in the past year or so, announcing new plans and new programs, one of which saw the carrier willing to pay for a customer’s early termination fee as long as it meant that they would be leaving their carrier for T-Mobile. This is why it is hardly surprising that T-Mobile has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark.
The company had recently posted its financials for the second quarter of the year. According to the numbers, the carrier had managed to add 1.5 million subscribers, making it T-Mobile’s fifth consecutive period in which they added more than 1 million net subscribers. In fact they also managed to beat out AT&T and Verizon who added 1 million and 1.4 million subscribers respectively. Sprint on the other hand actually saw a loss of 245,000 subscribers.
According to T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, “We have completely reversed T-Mobile’s trajectory and started a revolution that is changing the rules in wireless.” About a fifth of those subscriptions, 329,000 to be specific, also came in the form of tablets which according to T-Mobile is an increase of five-fold from the previous quarter.
The carrier also managed to sell 6.2 million smartphones during the quarter, but when asked if Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 will have a huge impact on the carrier’s subscriber growth, Legere joking replied, “You’re not gonna get me to use the iPhone 6 word on this call.”
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