Sprint comes close to profit in Q3 2015, continues to attract more customers

Sprint has published the company's financial earnings report for Q3 2015. The major U.S. carrier made an operating loss of $197 million, which is a substantial improvement over Q2's $585 million in the red. The company also added the highest number of porting postpaid phone customers in three years. Net additions for this most recent quarter totalled 501,000, which is an improvement of 471,000 year-over-year.

Postpaid smartphone additions were 366,000. The report boasted Q3 2015 seeing the highest postpaid net ports on record, as well as a net port positive for the fourth consecutive quarter. Finally, the EBITDA guidance has also be adjusted for the 2015 fiscal year, bumped up from an expectation of $6.8-7.1 billion to $7.7-8 billion.

For more details on the company's financial standing from Q3 2015, be sure to hit the link below to see the full press release.

Source: Sprint

36 Comments
  • Better phones Sprint and you can have my money Like my truck I rock a V10
  • Hmm??? They have all the same phones that every carrier has. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's probably an autocorrect problem. He probably meant to type: "add more towers Sprint and you can have my money." Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Why is everyone acting so butthurt over Sprint giving me 75 Mbps download speeds? In order to be a Sprint customer, you have to know the products. Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}, with nothing enticing to upgrade too.
  • ...and continues to ignore longtime customers and offers them none of the discounts.
  • Don't go into the store, call up and threaten to cancel. If no luck, hang up and call back.. It sometimes depends on the representative you get. Posted via Technology
  • You need to talk to someone in their retentions department. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep, T-mobile gave me $400 plus they paid off our contracts to switch from Sprint last month. (Me and my wife) So, not only did they pay all my switching fees they actually gave me an additional $400. As an existing Sprint customer all I was getting was Sprint deciding to end subsidies but not lower my monthly bill which is effectively raising my monthly cost. Switching was the easiest phone decision I have ever made. I am not going to call them or go out of my way to convince them to give me (a 12 year customer) some sort of special treatment or deal to stay with them. I shouldn't have to bend over backward.
  • Good to hear, Sprint used to be great. I'd love to see them make a come back. Posted via Technology
  • Sprint works great for me both at home and work. The call quality is also great. It's all about where you live really. Check your coverage map before you get with a carrier. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed. Location makes a big difference. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint is only good if you don't travel and live in a major city. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You have them confused with T-Mobile. I used to travel a pretty goo distance (Harrisburg to NYC, to Philly to Baltimore and all the roads in between) the only time I go Tmo coverage was when I was near a city, Sprint on the other hand was as good as Verizon in that triangle. YMMV
  • Agreed. I have t-mobile and when I travel I hit a deadspot sometimes, with my Sprint phone worst case scenario is roaming on Verizon towers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Roaming on vzw is equally unusable as a deadspot. Traveled from Boston to NYC and back to Boston with my T-Mobile G3 and my Sprint G2. T-Mobile had better coverage during the trip and in NY where I spent most of my time. VZW never lost coverage once though. No AT&T phone to test. I might have to stop ignoring the fact that VZW is the best and just join them. Price difference is a moot point and they tend to always have sales on phones. Like over the holidays they had some nice sales. But Sprint on the other hand you couldn't pay to go back to them. They're the worst. Posted via the S6 Active
  • Never had issues roaming on vzw towers. In fact i would force roam on my phone when i needed better signal. Now you need to root to be able to do that. The only complaint with sprint that i have is slow data, really slow. I have never had an issue with coverage or dropped calls.
  • If all I'm doing is streaming music then roaming is useless if it won't even get 56k
    I couldn't even complete a speed test to test the speed.
    It was that bad.
  • I'm confused - you had your T-Mo G3 and your Sprint G2 but you managed to test Verizon? Posted via the Android Central App
  • do you go on trips alone?
  • See, that's the confusion. You assume everyone knows that you're traveling with someone. I, like millions of people all over the planet, travel alone for business all the time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fineeeeee
    I wasn't alone. I was with people who had vzw phones.
    Happy? Posted via the S6 Active
  • Total bullshit, T-Mobile has great LTE coverage along entire East Coast Their VOLTE works fantastic as well.
    T-Mobile continues to light up band 12 for interior building penetration in these areas and all over the country. Sounds to me like Trolls from other Carriers trying to talk cheap crap. My T-Mobile signal is 5 bars all the time with download speeds over 60mb down and 50mb upload, these are daytime speeds, after 6:00pm my speeds are faster. My T-Mobile service continues to get better, nope, these Trolls aren't fooling anyone, I've been with all the Carriers, last one was Verizon, constantly dropping to 3G, that is a crawl on Verizon. I live in a suburb outside of Boston, no excuse for that. Best move I ever made switching to T-Mobile. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.
  • With all due respect, how is The Boston area the entire East Coast? I know where I live in Maryland that T-Mobile is horrible. Posted via the Android Central App
  • T-mobile has better rural coverage than Sprint, at least in New England.
  • not in the area I defined, they had a third party do it all and the coverage is much better than tmo
  • T-Mobile is making money and re investing a ton of money into the network. This is why they smoke Sprint. I hope for the sake of consumers, that Sprint does get competitive. Its benefits us all. But Sprint has said this for years about upgrades and yet 99% of it never pans out. If Sprint started migrating like Verizon did a year ago away from CDMA , they would have a much better chance Posted via the Android Central App
  • Verizon is transitioning...it started in Feb 2015....but this article explains it all. You may still deny it which is fine. A lot of people comment in here like its coming directly from their cornholio........I on the other hand do a lot if reading from multiple sources. Either way, here is the article. Again, if this offends you or gets you pissed, you might wanna re think things. The internet might not be the place for you! http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/188756-verizons-volte-rollout-wil... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah lol from the top of indiana to Florida, sprints dead spots were the mountains and way out in BFE Alabama lol. you couldn't say that with tmo Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are we going to ignore the massive layoffs? This site the only one that hasn't reported it. Wonder why. Posted via the S6 Active
  • They are laying off 2,500. Almost all in service and call centers in the U.S. But also hiring 1,300 in retail storea and radioshack stores. Posted via the Android Central App
  • By the way, Im an ATT customer but, rooting for Sprint. Competition in this industry is really needed. Also, thinking of maybe taking advantage of the swtich. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same but I'm rooting for T-Mobile.
  • Not saying I want sprint to do bad. With their ownership I know they won't go under anytime soon plus they have all that spectrum. Posted via the S6 Active
  • Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
  • Their prices are still outrageous, the original big three can't win me over with their insanely high prices, I think that's true for a lot of younger people smart enough to look over at Europe and see the price differential.
  • I wonder how many of these adds are the sh*tty 3G connections inside Jeeps? I suppose my new Jeep counts as an add. I don't use that crap but still counts? Posted via the Android Central App