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T-Mobile added 2.3 million new customers in Q3 2015 with revenues up by 7 percent

T-Mobile continues to see growth in both new customers and in its bottom line. The wireless carrier announced that it had added 2.3 million new customers during the third quarter of 2015.

Revenues were also up by 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago, to $7.8 billion. T-Mobile recorded net income of $138 million for the time period, with earnings of $0.15 per share, compared to a loss of $94 million for the same period a year ago. The number of devices that T-Mobile sold in the third quarter was 8.9 million units, which included 8.1 million smartphones.

"We've had 10 quarters in a row with over 1 million net new customers, 5 with over a million branded postpaid customers and a total of 2.3 million new customers this quarter alone," said John Legere, President & CEO of T-Mobile. "Our momentum is strong and our incredible customer growth is translating directly into solid financial growth which makes it crystal clear that putting customers first is just good business."

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  • John Legere is the man Posted via the Android Central App
  • The guy comes across as a total jack*ss, but man he's done a great job turning that company around. Compare to what has happened with Sprint during the same period and it's that much more impressive. He is one CEO who deserves his astronomical pay. Posted via the Android Central App
  • He is changing the industry and forcing other carriers to follow. He gets shit done. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ohhhh people aren't going to like this. Posted via Android Central App
  • Why not? I'm not sure why we are always arguing about what carriers we are using or what one we think is better. Waste of time, competition is good for everyone. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • I enjoy the competition, however some people get urge to go to war for their carrier like they really give a damn about them. It's a guy that down ranks people on Android Central who writes a positive comment about T-Mobile. I'm serious look at the other thread. "a fanboy, DAT that sh...I don't like"
  • I totally agree. I'm running on Sprint as of right now and their coverage is decent in my area. I know their coverage doesn't work for many. T-Mobile is lacking in my area but I'm not going to trash them. Makes no sense to me. Bottom line they are all necessary evils. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Yeah I never understood all that carrier hate. If I had a preference I would go with T Mobile. That's what my husband uses. me being an over the road truck driver travel the lower 48 and Canada. I have to go with Verizon they might be the priciest but they have the best network as far as coverage. Because when my Husband does travel with me when he's not teaching. This is all I hear can I see your phone I have no signal. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly. I'm in a similar situation. I had sprint and decided to take my line over to tmobile and left my wife with sprint which has always gotten good coverage almost anywhere, just not fast data. After 2 years i have seen nothing but improvement and growth with tmobile. I still have her on sprint because she gets coverage in the middle of nowhere and tmobile sometimes doesn't. But overall the savings makes it worthwhile. I can definitely see why you would need verizon as a truck driver and in that case that is almost your only option.
  • I wish I could say that but sadly no. No improvement in my area. Philly is a bit more built out recently but still not on particular when you get out of the city +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Yea, unfortunately that is going to happen in many areas. I happen to be lucky and live in a state that tmobile is really focusing on. Plenty of LTE all around and also was one of the first areas with wideband LTE and now getting many areas with band 12. Hopefully by end of year even more areas will see improvements. Unfortunately some areas won't see any improvements until more spectrum is purchased.
  • Hmmmmm interesting since their coverage has nearly doubled in the number of square miles. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So, if almost every mobile operator added a million subscribers then who lost them??
  • No one, the population grows with new customers every day. It's not stagnant. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • The overall market is still growing. Especially for secondary devices like tablets where the carrier's have been very aggressive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • While this is true, I feel there is a little bit of number games (on all carriers) going on too. There's only so much growth that's possible in this stage of the game. Note 4 vs Note 5 Speed Comparison:
  • Most likely, I'm sure the carriers are not including lost customers. T-Mobile could of lost 500,000 so net gain would be 1.8 million. Who knows. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Don't get confused by the carrier term "customers". All that means is "phone lines". There's plenty of room for growth, but pay attention to where the growth is. Phones, tablets, hotspots, cars, tractor trailers, vending machines, smartwatches and other connected devices.... all are "customers". T-Mobile appears to be getting most of its growth from smartphones (most of those postpaid branded too), which is the base and represents solid growth. Contrast that with AT&T, which is getting much of its growth from cars (contract with GM) and vending machines (the vast majority use AT&T). Those newer categories also represent solid growth, because its impossible to lose those customers without the hardware itself being replaced. No funny numbers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well I half agree. The average revenue per user on cars and vending machines is like a dollar. Compare that with typical smartphone users for tmobile which is around $50, and you see where the issue is. Connected cars are nice and all, but they don't represent financial strength. Yes, they can't really lose those customers easily, but they don't make anywhere near as much money. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This just means more money that can be spent on spectrum auctions in 2016. Wohoo. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tmobile is saving a crap ton of money for that auction. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good job!
  • Can't wait until my Sprint contract is finished. All they are doing is raising prices. I'm going to give T-mobile a try. I live in a large city so coverage isn't really an issue for me with any of the carriers I don't think.
  • Not putting your plan down but letting you know you can still do the 7 day test drive with tmo. The only thing they changed is that you have to take the phone back to the store instead of mailing it. We'll that and it is still a crappy iPhone but at least you will get a coverage idea. +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • If you are on a plan, aren't you are grandfathered into it? How are they raising prices? Sure if you're signing up for a new line of service, but in your case you are not. I'm still on Sprint SERO-P (a plan that you cant get anymore) and I still pay $50+tax on it and they price has never gone up, my wife is on the Everything Data 450 with a 20% corporate discount. She pays $63 before taxes. They have never raised our prices since we joined them in 2009. So tell me, how will they raise YOUR price when your contract ends when they never raise the prices of grandfathered contracts (unlike Verizon which is raising their prices for people on grandfathered unlimited data plans by $20)?
  • Sprint is just getting rid of unlimited data on all plans even the sero plans Posted via the Android Central App
  • Question: When a carrier says they added X million customers, does that mean they have X million more than last time, or is that just a count of new customers? Do these numbers take into account the Y million people that left for another carrier? Posted via the Android Central App powered by Droid Turbo
  • They refer to net additions, which is the change in customers after accounting for those who have left. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Once T-Mobile gets their 12 band lte figured out I'll give their SIM a go on a new number maybe. Want to get the nexus 6P but band 12 isn't approved or works yet. Same as moto x pure (2015). I think nexus 6 has it. There's speculation it will work for moto x pure once it gets Marshmallow 6.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Once they launched band 12 in my metro it was like night and day. I got a sim...placed in my nexus 6 and wow. Began moving my lines over fr att.
    I agree about the 6p but they will work that out soon. I still ordered one either way. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Band 12 is taking a while to come to the Bay Area since it's a Band 12 exclusion zone. Univision is one of the most watched channels here because of the large Latino population. T-Mobile just signed a concurrent agreement with them, but it'll a whiie to implement.
  • The only reason they added more customers is do to the cheap prices, but their coverage still sucks balls. You get what you pay for, sorry but I need coverage everywhere I go, Verizon has never let me down with coverage "ever". My next door neighbor has T-Mobile, I asked him how his vibrate is, he said it is spotty, and is looking to leave, but he is in a tight budget and is stuck with them for the moment. If you are on a real tight budget and don't care about dropped or spotty service throughout your daily routine then T-Mobile is for you. And John Legere is loving his new $20 million digs on Central Park South. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This does not apply to everyone obviously. I'm with Tmobile because it works just as good as Verizon and AT&T where I live and everywhere I travel, but much cheaper. If that was not the case I'll gladly leave. Your friend would probably be better off switching to one of AT&T's or Verizon's MNVO if he is truly concerned about price. Posted via the Android Central App
  • T-Mobile is pretty good in my area, but as a trucker I'm never there for long. If I didn't need Verizon's countrywide coverage, I'd be going Magenta.
    My driving partner dropped Sprint for Verizon after a month of sheer pain over the road. Unlocked Nexus 6 on Verizon. I'm a happy guy.