What you need to know
- T-Mobile is now America's number two carrier as the company overtakes AT&T.
- The boost was fueled by the Sprint merger which contributed to the addition of 1,245,000 new customers.
- T-Mobile now boasts 98.3 million total customers.
T-Mobile this week announced that it had now become the number two carrier in the U.S. The growth was fueled by its merger with Sprint and the absorption of the latter's customers. T-Mobile added 1,245,000 customers which it claimed was the "best in industry" for a total of 98.3 million customers at the end of Q2 2020.
Commenting on the news, Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO said:
The new T-Mobile has recently continued to push its self-proclaimed status as the Un-carrier. It announced Scam-Shield, a list of tools it provided to customers to help them fight spam and scam calls. It also launched the first nationwide standalone 5g network, leapfrogging other carriers in the process.
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