T-Mobile sets date for first quarter 2014 earnings call – May 1

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Each quarter, as T-Mobile keeps pushing on with new phases of its Un-carrier movement, we look forward to the financial results to see if the initiative is working. For the past four consecutive quarters, T-Mobile has improved, adding more subscribers than every carrier except Verizon. Will it be a case of fifth time in a row? We’ll find out in a month.

T-Mobile, today, announced that it is to hold its quarterly earnings conference call on Thursday, May 1, 2014. To listen in, you can log in to the webcast at http://investor.t-mobile.com. Following the call, you’ll be able to hear a replay for two weeks and can be accessed using the details stated within the press release.

If you can’t wait that long, the carrier will release a report 3 hours before the call goes live:

BELLEVUE, Wash., Mar 27, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — T-Mobile US, Inc. TMUS -0.53% will host a conference call to discuss its financial and operational results for the first quarter 2014 on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). T-Mobile US, Inc. will issue a press release reporting its results at approximately 6:00 a.m. EDT.

Be sure to set yourself a reminder for May 1st. Of all the earnings reports from the past 12 months, this is potentially one of the most exciting/interesting. In January, Tmo announced its Contract Freedom plan, in which it offered to pay customers’ early termination fees to leave their existing carriers and join T-Mobile. I’m sure we’ll hear numbers on how many customers took advantage (unless the numbers weren’t that high). From a revenue perspective, we might finally see T-Mobile show some signs of financial growth too.

Via: MarketWatch

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  • Fr0stTr0n

    Its so weird moving to Seattle and now I have all these big companies all around me. I saw a bright pink building when I was leaving Seattle last year and I was like “wtf is that?” And as I got closer, it was the bright pink glow of T-Mobiles headquarters at dawn all lit up, it was pretty cool to see

    • Trevnerdio

      When I was in Bellevue a couple of years ago, I was right beside the T-Mobile building and I couldn’t even find it because apparently they were too embarrassed to put their own name on the building. Don’t blame them, 2012 was a horrible year for them.

  • g2a5b0e

    ***BREAKING NEWS***

    T-Mobile is one large step closer to becoming the nation’s 3rd largest carrier.
    Expect no less. No huge surprises here. This train will continue to streamroll along.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      That could happen, there is now a very small gap size in subscribers between Magenta and Mellow Yellow.

      • g2a5b0e

        No doubt. I predict T-Mobile will pass Sprint in Q2 or Q3 of 2015.

        • bkin94

          if they continue the current trend of increasing momentum, I could see it by the end of the year. remember that last quarters’ numbers barely included the ETF offer.if there’s at least one more major move this year, I can see them gaining 6 million. Also, I believe Sprint is still losing customers

        • g2a5b0e

          It’s very possible for sure. I just took into account a couple factors like Sprint being able to actually gain some customers in the near future or T-Mobile possibly losing a little steam. The future is always uncertain, so I just tempered my expectations a little.

        • Singleweird

          i would say as early as q4 ’14 honestly. q1 is going to be a boost.

    • Paul

      CHOO CHOO motha truckas!

  • taron19119

    Who know how many customers ahead is sprint over to T Mobile

    • g2a5b0e

      As of the end of last year, it was somewhere in the 6 million customer range.

    • Jay Holm

      The most recent numbers I knew as of Q4 2013 are T-Mobile 46.75m and Sprint 53.9m. I know, it’s hard to believe after all these years of Sprint bleeding customers that they still have nearly 4 million more than 50m sheez!

      • Paul

        Being the only carrier that offered unlimited data for a while would make sense. Even I was debating switching to them then T-Mobile started capping.
        GladI stayed.

      • Justin747

        A lot of those “subscribers” are tablets and the Sprint Phone Connects which are usually complimentary devices but technically can be counted as subscribers since it is active on the Sprint “Network.” Tablets were basically given away at a super steep discount. The Phone Connect is basically just a Sprint phone that can only be used at home.

        Sprint had a deal with the Phone Connect last year where you got $100 off ANY smartphone if you signed a 2-Year Agreement for the Phone Connect at $20 a month. It was and AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL device but they FLEW off the shelves since everybody wanted the immediate $100 discount, not realizing they would pay $480 for 2 years with the device

        Sprint also has some pretty big contracts with companies like Enterprise and Anheuser-Busch that they will basically do anything not to lose those contracts. I know at least one of these companies was looking to switch soon but I’m not sure which.

        I think what you will see a larger dip in Sprint subscribers soon as they will start to lose big contracts. A good example of this is the San Diego Police Department. Search for “Sprint San Diego Police” in Google. I would post a link but the comment would just get blocked.

  • jim

    sorry for off topic guys !
    I had my unlock done on my GS4 in foreign country. It got unlocked for use on any gsm network worldwide but I am no longer receiving on OTA update and IMEI number on phone is showing 0000000000. I still don’t have the kiatkat software. What could be the issue here?
    Tmo rep said he doesn’t know why and suggested either a device change or try getting the updates from computer with samsung kies.
    Thank you

    • ATG

      sounds like whoever unlocked ur phone wiped the imei no. this means your phone will never work on tmo network in theory (surprised to see it working now). Only samsung or someone who has the right tools or rogramming box can restore it for you.

      • Guest

        Ye I am surprised it works…most times this happens IMEI gets blocked an no longer works. Maybe they did some software tweaks to unlock. I suggest hitting up Best Buy they have the Samsung section and might be able to do something for u.

    • Sammy

      Good luck with that zombie device. Hope unlocking it in a non-legit way was worth it. What “foreign” country was this in anyway? They did unlock it, but they didn’t tell how.

      Hope you don’t resell it without warning the buyer.

      Good luck. Updating by kries makes sense though so not all is lost. Hopefully they don’t require an IMEI.

    • Paul

      Ignore these people in this thread, they’re just going to leave lame comments.

      There’s a solution in the XDA forums. Google “XDA Repair Samsung Galaxy S4 IMEI – Fix Galaxy S4 ” and that should get you where you can find the fix.
      We can’t post links in here.
      I had my S4 unlocked the “non-legit” way but I didn’t lose the IMEI.

      Hope this helps, or at least gets you in the right place to find an answer. Most of the perople here wouldn’t know anyway.

    • Singleweird

      legitimately unlock your device and you wont have these issues. its free to unlock through t-mobile.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    I know people at my school that switched from Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile. So the gap is closing. Sprint better prepare to be #4 soon

    • Jay Holm

      Hell yes!!!

  • tman10449

    John Legere announced today on Twitter they are hiring 1600 people. Tea leaves to be read there on rapid growth first quarter…

  • PhillyBB

    I have this friend of my that just switched all of his family plan to t-mobile right after he tested my phone in his truck. He used to be a Sprint costumer. He is a truck driver. He was so happy when he got beck and then he went to Sprint store in order to ask about his plan ommitment. The seals rep at the Sprint Store asked him – why are you asking for? Are you moving to T-Mobile too?
    He did not tell them anything but right after the Sprint Rep asked him at this way, he was just laughing at him. They all know about that.

    Go T-Mobile

  • Wire

    The only way T-Mobile will be #3 is if Masayoshi Son gets his way. That’s the only way, so enough with the blasphemy you all are spewing.

    • Chad Dalton

      The only way? The only way you say? Nahh…we see differently!

    • Paul

      Mr. Son is the only way to become #3, but not going about it his way.
      When Sprint falls, because I can hardly see them stablizing anytime soon, THAT is when Magenta becomes #3.
      Why will Sprint fall? Because their subscribers will jump to Magenta. Why jump? We have better pricing and faster speeds. 2 pain points for Sprint.
      Son won’t be able to build them up so they will fall.

      • philyew

        Son did make an interesting presentation to the Competitive Carriers Association earlier in the week. It’s reported here:

        http://www.fiercewireless{dot}com/story/softbanks-son-cca-carriers-we-need-fight-back/2014-03-27

        and the presentation itself is here:

        https://www.youtube{dot}com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2XDW6R9EqMU

        The most interesting part – aside from his conciliatory references to TM and the complete absence of any reference to his attempts to take over TM – is his declared support for the recently launched LTE roaming hub, established by the CCA:

        http://www.fiercewireless{dot}com/tech/story/ccas-lte-roaming-hub-part-multi-pronged-approach-connectivity/2013-05-23

        Of course, it isn’t surprising that he didn’t mention the takeover plans to an audience of 100 companies with whom he is trying to strike up an alliance. If he succeeded in creating a third power to match AT&T and Verizon, just where would that leave all the little guys in the audience? Instead of the duopoly he was attacking, they would instead be facing a triopoly, without the potential support from the two largest companies that might be considered their natural allies against the current duopoly.

        If he was to drop his takeover ambitions, the idea of building a hub-based infrastructure, based on the alliance of TM, Sprint and the other CCA participants, might well be the most exciting prospect for wireless consumers.

        • Paul

          The hub-based infrastructure is an interesting idea, but I’m not sure who benefits the most from the financial end. Who will maintain the towers and equipment? Those questions and details need to be ironed out. It’s a very interesting proposition that could lead to either slightly lower cost to consumers-multiple companies pitching in to cover towers and equipment-or a bit more profit for these companies. Or course, that’s assuming the profits would go to development.

    • Stone Cold

      Time will truly tell what will happen. I don’t see the DOJ as cutting the industry down to 3 players. As unless Softbank was going to keep GSM and shut down Sprints crappy CDMA that would left AT&T as the lone GSM provider in America.

  • Matt L

    Jumped over from AT&T with both my parents on my plan back in February and haven’t looked back since. I actually went back into the store so my so my brother and his girlfriend could switch from AT&T too! The manager was the one that helped them switch over, and I remember him saying that T-mobile is going to stop paying ETF’s soon since it’s only a promotion…anyone know if this is true? sorry if this has been brought up before, but I’d just really like to know…

    • Guest

      ETF reimbursement is a company policy. Front line has not been directed of any “limited time” policy – it’s here to stay.

    • Singleweird

      ETF reimbursement is a company policy. not a promotion.

  • mloudt

    Hmmmm coincidence they chose May 1? I think Johnny Boy wants to brag and show off how many new T-mobiles customers they have added since implementing this ETF buyout of contracts of other carriers in January. In December of last year T-mo had 46.7 million customers. So what better way of announcing this massive gain than a year from the date the deal closed with Metro Pcs and the same day T-mo became a publicly traded company TMUS US Inc. I expect this to be the biggest gains they have had of any quarter since implementing simple choice plans last March. Get ready y’all to hear Johnny Boy gloating about how T-mo broke the 50 million mark baby. I also expect T-mo to catch Sprint by the end of the year.