T-Mobile gains 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015

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T-Mobile’s today provided a preview of its Q2 2015 numbers are here to get you primed for today’s Un-carrier Amped announcement.

T-Mobile says that it added 2.1 million customers in the second quarter of 2015, a 41 percent year-over-year increase and the ninth straight quarter with more than 1 million customer adds. That total includes more than 1 million postpaid adds as well as 178,000 branded prepaid adds. In total, T-Mo says that it’s now got 58.9 million customers.

Branded postpaid churn for the quarter finished at 1.3 percent, which T-Mo says is a record low.

T-Mobile’s full Q2 2015 results will be announced on July 30. Until then, stay tuned for Magenta’s second Un-carrier Amped announcement.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Sushimane

    Good job tmobile.

  • Nice!! WooHoo!

  • Adrayven

    3rd largest carrier now?

    • Ascertion

      They were only behind Sprint by about 100K, so unless Sprint somehow pulled ~2 million subscribers, I’d say T-Mobile is definitely third place now.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I work for Metro PCS and we have been stealing Boost customers like crazy so I would assume we are #3 with no doubt

      • mingkee

        Why not?
        Sprint can make the audit fraud the HELL out!

        • archerian

          so we can trust T-mobile’s numbers while we can’t Sprint’s? Each financial report from T-mobile brings with it new industry changing terms like ABPA, ARPA to account for its situation while Sprint has been following the same accounting practice for subscriber count for several years.

          For some reason Sprint’s largest wholesale partner cannot be counted as running on Sprint’s network when they sell Sprint devices and service while over 40% of T-mobile’s Q2 adds came from wholesale partners and are counted.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Sprint has a history of lies and fraud.

          They settled a class action suit related to their lies in an effort to make the company look better than it really was post-Nextel deal.

          Please keep up.

        • archerian

          Irrelevant.

          This was from something that happened 10 years ago under different management and ownership. That offers 0% proof that their subscriber numbers cannot be trusted in 2015 with new management. If you can, offer some evidence that Sprint is doctoring its financial reports today wrt subscriber base.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Not irrelevant. Maybe irrelevant because you choose to ignore it. Convenient though.

          Proof? Sprint has lied, constantly, about their network upgrades and has yet to meet them, except for the 100 million POPs covered by 2.5 GHz LTE by EOY 2014.

          Other than that, more lies and “coming soon”s.

          Keep posting and continue to prove my point that you’re just incapable of basic comprehension.

        • archerian

          still no proof that Sprint has doctored their subscriber counts.

        • Fabian Cortez

          You don’t have proof they haven’t. We do have proof of their past lies so a precedent has been set.

          Keep trolling.

        • archerian

          seriously? you accuses Sprint of subscriber count fraud, and the only “evidence” you offer to back your wild accusation is another statement that there is no proof they haven’t? I don’t know how your warped sense of logic functions, but it doesn’t work like that for accusations. The burden of proof rests with the accuser and for the specific fraud accusation.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Keep posting and proving my point.

          The only lack of logic here is the fact that you continue to pay T-Mobile for service when you instead come onto a fan site, on your own time I might add, and continue to post nonsense that only makes sense to yourself. Yes, that’s being a troll. A bad one I might add.

          So troll along.

        • archerian

          again, still you offer no proof that Sprint has manipulated their subscriber count.

          There is no nonsense or trolling involved when one asks for evidence for an accusation that a publicly listed company has committed fraud in it financial reports wrt subscriber count.

        • Fabian Cortez

          There’s sometbing called precedent.

          Troll along bad troll.

        • archerian

          Irrelevant.

          A past history of some unrelated settlements isn’t undeniable proof of your opinion that Sprint has tampered with their subscriber count past few quarters.

        • Fabian Cortez

          What’s irrelevant is your trolling at this point.

          You’re trolling for no reason. Actually, you’re trolling just to troll.

          So troll along to someone else and keep paying T-Mobile monthly and on time. I wouldn’t want them to default on their loans due to your missed payment.

      • tony

        t mobile crushes sprint like a bug.

        #sprintlikehell

    • Fabian Cortez

      They were third last quarter by a small margin.

  • alex

    Congratulations we officially #3

  • Paul Garrison

    Let the tweeter hate from Sprint begin! Instead of trying to buy T-Mobile, Son should have just poached Legere.

  • Chad Dalton

    Here we go again, what crap will sprint pull now!

  • Frankwhitess

    How much Do you guys want to bet that sprint is going to say ” We just Added 2.3 million customers”… All in the name of saying they are number 3

    • Fabian Cortez

      And they’ll all be prepaid (not Sprint prepaid but Boost and Virgin) and wholesale (read: free MVNOs).

      • archerian

        to be fair, it you look at T-mobile’s numbers, more than half of the adds came from non-branded MVNOs (not MetroPCS but Walmart and Univision etc.), wholesalers and tablet/broadband adds.

        If Wholesale according to you is “free” MVNO, then 42% of T-mobile’s Q2 2015 adds were “free”.

        • Fabian Cortez

          to be fair, if you look at T-mobile’s numbers, more than half of the adds came from non-branded MVNOs (Walmart and Univision etc.), wholesalers and tablet/broadband adds.

          If Wholesale according to you is “free” MVNO, then 42% of T-mobile’s Q2 2015 adds were “free”.

          You’re just not very good at this are you? You seriously lack basic comprehension skills.

          How is ~900,000 subs. considered “more than half?” Tablet and broadband adds are most definitely T-Mobile-branded postpaid and not MVNOs.

          You clearly don’t understand “free MVNOs” as you attribute that wholesale to being “free.” Oh the disconnect. Also, please point out an MVNO that provides free service while on T-Mobile’s network. Because there are quite a few on Sprint.

          You just don’t know about the industry yet insist on trolling a T-Mobile fan site with anti-T-Monile rhetoric that is usually patently false, all while continuing to pay T-Mobile monthly.

          Port out already and try to refrain from posting on this site and others where you lack the basic knowledge. I swear you’ll feel a lot better in life.

          Eventually we’ll stop feeding you.

        • archerian

          How is ~900,000 subs. considered “more than half?” Tablet and broadband
          adds are most definitely T-Mobile-branded postpaid and not MVNOs.

          I didn’t say they were, your reading comprehension messed it up. 900k MVNO + 250k tablet makes it more than half. The tablet adds are cheaper and do not add much value as phone plans.

          You clearly don’t understand “free MVNOs” as you attribute that wholesale to being “free.” Oh the disconnect. Also, please point out an MVNO that provides free service while on T-Mobile’s network. Because there are quite a few on Sprint.

          You think all wholesale partners from Sprint are free? So your argument is because some provide free service on Sprint they should somehow be discounted?

          You just don’t know about the industry yet insist on trolling a T-Mobile fan site with anti-T-Monile rhetoric that is usually patently false, all while continuing to pay T-Mobile monthly.

          Wow, a lot of assumptions, I pay as much to T-mobile as you pay to the Church of JL Groupie-ism.

          Port out already and try to refrain from posting on this site and others where you lack the basic knowledge. I swear you’ll feel a lot better in life.

          And now you’re an empath

        • Fabian Cortez

          Yeah, you’re still lacking.

          My original statement was about prepaid and MVNOs. How you somehow thought you could compare that to postpaid (tablets, data accounts) once again shows your disconnect.

          Once again, the more you post, the more you continue to prove my point.

    • archerian

      Well if they DO add 2.5M or so customers, they will be #3. And it’s not like if that doesn’t happen T-mobile will stay quiet about being #3, all in the same of saying so.

  • ThePhantom

    With RingPlus *giving* away low-use MVNO service, Sprint may be keeping pace — albeit with nearly no revenue.

  • vinnyjr

    Best thing about T-Mobile is they are installing more LTE Towers than any other Carrier in the US. Their service continues to improve. I hear people complaining about the lack of LTE or even service in and around their area. T-Mobile will get there, they are throwing tons of cash at their service. No other Carrier has grown so fast. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

    • eanfoso

      That’s not the case bro, they’re having to do with what they have, in today’s world it takes an arsenal to even build one tower, I dunno if you have noticed on highways, but there’s no hspa, it’s just LTE or edge which I mean it’s decent, but LTE fades the farther away you are from a city, I’d much rather have something constant than something going in and out, but hopefully they get more 700mhz spectrum, also I’ve had my mom’s phone next to mine and noticed I’m being throttled at 5 gigs…. Not cool.

      • guest

        Are you on a 5GB plan?

        • eanfoso

          lol no, full unlimited for 30$ I wish I was, that way I would be raking 10$ a month.

        • Chris

          Call T-mo. All of my lines are on truly unlim data and we’ve never gotten throttled.

          There was one time where I thought I was throttled, turns out there was a wide outage in our area and they’ve been scrambling their techs to fix it.

          It lasted for 3 days.

          Other than that, I’ve has smooth fast data.

        • SirStephenH

          You get “deprioritized” (AKA throttled) after 21GB on any unlimited plan. There’s no such thing as unlimited “4G” on T-Mobile.

        • Fabian Cortez

          There absolutely is.

          If you’re in an area that never sees congestion, you’ll still be able to use unlimited high speed data.

        • archerian

          oh no, this is a quandary for SirStephenH now… the blind ‘Like’r of everything Fabian Cortez.. he’s caught in a misstatement by Fabian, so now will he ‘Like’ the previous statement or not? must be mind boggling for him now…

        • Fabian Cortez

          oh no, this is a quandary for SirStephenH now… the blind ‘Like’r of everything Fabian Cortez.. he’s caught in a misstatement by Fabian, so now will he ‘Like’ the previous statement or not? must be mind boggling for him now…

          So now you’ve gone from trolling TmoNews to trolling me all over the Internet? I’m honored but maybe you should start paying me.

          You’re slowly turning into the next Mr Paul and we all know what happened to him.

        • archerian

          You wish I turn into Mr.Paul so I get banned. Mr.Paul’s mistake was violating T&C of the forum. But my previous statement about SirStephenH is valid, I have seen him go across the forum liking everything you say.. so I’m interested in what he does now.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working out great, troll.

      • guidomus_maximus

        Talk to mom about getting more data? LOL
        Mom, my phone is slow. Can you get me more data? Its ‘Not cool’!

        • eanfoso

          dude, we both have the “truly” unlimited plan for 30$ a month, the whole reason for my rant.

        • edfranco1

          $30.00 unlimited??? yeah right.

      • taron19119

        U don’t have unlimited u have un-limited

        • eanfoso

          what does that mean?

        • taron19119

          That means there are two types of unlimited plans true unlimited with no throttling unlimited where u get a cap of high speed LTE and are slow down when u use your amount of Data

        • eanfoso

          when I check my plan online it says I’m on the unlimited with 7 gigabytes of hotspot, not sure where they went wrong.

        • taron19119

          That not true unlimited high speed data plan the true high speed data plan only comes with 5 gigabytes of hot spot

        • Jose Hernandez

          They just raised that limit to 7gb a month. I got the true unlimited plan and now have the 7gb. He may be having issues with congestion on the area.

        • eanfoso

          Where have you been?! No it doesn’t, they bumped the hotspot for free a couple of months ago…. Omg keep up dude

        • SirStephenH

          How hard is it to spell “you”?

    • Aaron C

      I’m in the White Mountains NH for the week and there is new LTE all over the place. Just about every major town, and most of the highways in between, have LTE. I am amazed. It’s a HUGE difference from when we vacationed here a year ago. Still NO data in Lincoln, NH by Loon Mountain, but that seems to be the only populated area we have hit with no LTE.

      Last year, it was pretty much all 2G and roaming above Holyoke, MA.

      I am tremendously impressed.

  • TK – Indy

    The bus is getting crowded – soon many will have to stand.

    • Mike

      Doubtful. I now get speeds in the Chicago Area between 30Mbps – 80Mbps download and 15Mbps – 25Mbps upload depending on where I am.

    • gmo8492

      The bus is still riding at a smooth 50mbps for me.

    • guidomus_maximus

      Despite ATT, Verizon, Sprint predictions, still not happening. Maybe it really is Data Strong?

    • jay_max

      I saw 73 Mbps down in Seattle last week. 13 Mbps upload.

  • Joe

    Now they just need to save as much money as they can and but the rest of the 700 mhz licences and get a nationwide 600 mhz licence and they will be on a good path to become #1 carrier. Hopefully they also keep there focus on not charging there costumers huge amount of money for service.

    • bryck

      I don’t know about # 1, a long road ahead for that. But definitely a solid # 3 if they keep on doing more of this.

      • Joe

        Yes number 1 or 2 is a long way but if they do what I said they have a good chance to get there in 5ish years.

  • Mike

    #sprintlikehell

  • It seems that all TMUS MVNO carriers are prepaid, which means that half of the TMUS existing and new customers are prepaid.

    • taron19119

      MVNOs can only Be prepaid

      • Logan S

        See: Consumer Cellular, an AT&T MVNO.

        • taron19119

          There prepaid

        • Logan S

          You want me to show you my bill? They are POST-PAID.

        • taron19119

          Yeah

        • VG

          I had Consumer Cellular for a few months last year just to try them out for one of my lines. It is definitely a PostPaid MVNO using AT&T cellular. Bill arrives each month with all the same pesky taxes and fees that all postpaid carriers have on their monthly bills.

        • Loco Mole

          http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/11/no-contract-operator-profile-consumer.html:

          “Overview: Consumer Cellular (888-533-6942) is a no-contract postpaid Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) using the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. It was founded in 1995 and has over one million customers.”

          I suggest not saying anything if you don’t know.

        • SirStephenH

          “There prepaid”

          *they’re*

  • kev2684

    they just added 1 million long term customers no wonder claure got mad lmao

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Just ported in a AT&T customer to Metro PCS

    • On another topic, it seems that hospot is now standard on MetroPCS plans, isn’t it?

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Yes all plans that have data includes hotpot. Top ups are 5 dollars at my store for 1GB

  • gmo8492

    I thought they might pull the same numbers as Q1, but this is just insane.

    • archerian

      If you look at the contributors to the actual 2.1 million number, its not as rosy as Q1. 10% drop in postpaid adds even with tablets (23% drop if it’s phone customers) and increasing reliance on MVNO and wholesale for total subscriber growth.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    I’m gonna be practical and say we’ll have a total of ~75 million post-paid subscribers by the end of 2015

    • taron19119

      How u come to that number

      • Raiterio Patterson

        A unicorn with a magenta mane whispered it me. Seriously though you don’t think Uncarrier won’t bring 30 million into the fold?

        • taron19119

          In one year no i don’t

        • Raiterio Patterson

          Okay then, how about 4 million more by the end of the year of 2015?

        • taron19119

          Now thats more likely

        • Raiterio Patterson

          The good news gave a sugar rush LOL

        • taron19119

          Lol

    • Jay J. Blanco

      U meant 65 Million

      • Raiterio Patterson

        I’m optimistic about that prediction. LOL I mean, LTE covers about 290 million people. Anything could happen

    • archerian

      I’m gonna be practical

      say what?

      • Raiterio Patterson

        I over spoke. I retract that comment. Maybe another 4 million more post paid subscribers by the end of the year 2015

  • TenuredEmployee

    Hate to say it but internally all the good tenured employees are jumping ship for a reason. They lowered commissions again, 1% pay raises this year, higher expectations on lower wages… the list goes on, the pressure to sell heavily outweighs the financial motivation to. Customers wanting more troubleshooting for Apps and technical non tmobile related scenarios which takes up even more time considering a complete onboarding can average over 30 mins after the sale is complete. Hey, John Legere, congrats on the achievements, but your employee base is crumbling to cheap car salesman. INVEST back into your employees.

    • EducatedEmployee

      Commissions weren’t lowered…they were adjusted to align with revenue driving transactions. It requires sales reps to actually get to know the customer and to sell products and services that fit their needs. Long story short, reps used to be able to make BANK by sitting back and just activating the customers that came in…basically living off the marketing of Uncarrier. This approach, is no longer as lucrative.

      • haha

        I bet this guy didnt get a 1% raise.

        • Mike

          Does not sound like he has the right attitude to deserve one. He is also forgetting about the good benefits he gets and how little he pays for them. Check it out at tmusabenefitshub.com

        • TenuredEmployee

          To clarify for you guys, instead of just assuming.. I have been with the company 4 years as a RSA, Team Elite, CDP, now a RAM 2 years strong. My raise was more than 1% and my commission as a RSA was fantastic. I am venting the frustrations of my team and the inner chatter of colleges. @EducatedEmployee: You are a fool to fall for the “revenue driving transactions” excuse. The latest adjustments will calculate less commissions given just about any scenario. Even the top reps are aware of this. The company is doing everything they can to increase the bottom line, and they decied to take it out of the RSAs pockets. @haha: i know that smirky attitude, i’ve seen it in plenty of associates that have come and go during my time with the company, you don’t last long, and its fun to watch you guys on the way out. @Mike: If it wasn’t for management like me, fighting to keep those nice benefits, they would be gone too. If you allow the company to procure profit off the employees they will do it. If they employees do not stand up and say enough is enough, i promise you, they will be gone. If its a matter of attitude, sounds to me like you are complacent; a sucker for the propaganda the higher ups are feeding you. I promise you, they would take everything away if they could increase bottom line. This is a business, and they are slowly tightening the belt. Just watch the future moves and how much you will be accountable for. You will be glad there are people with my attitude keeping your paychecks alive.

        • Mike

          Bro, you need some tissue for that issue? Times MUST and ALWAYS will change. They are moving to be inline with standard business practices. If you dont like it, find another job. You are CLEARLY not engaged with what you do. You need to show more leadership skills as a manager. Just saying from one manager to another.

        • TenuredEmployee

          Again, the reason good tenured people are leaving the company, and clowns like Mike are complacent with the dumbing down of the company workforce.

        • Mike

          Don’t speak of tenure with 4 years of service. LOL You might have some validity after 10+ years of service. Until then, stop crying about your job when it is off topic from T-Mobile announcing gains of 2.1 million subs. All your negativity does is bring down the moral in your workplace. I’m mid level management at the corporate level where I work. Not a retail store manager. The idea is to move up and move on to bigger better things. Complaining wont get you there, in fact, it will hold you back.

        • TenuredEmployee

          Mid level management at the corporate level? No wonder there is quite the disconnect. Go survey the frontline and get a reality check “bro”. Going on 7 years, I think I have quite established validation. Especially considering all the turnover lately. Get out of your cubicle and into the grind, maybe then your opinion will be worth corporate rant.

        • Mike

          You ever heard of town hall meetings? Grass roots surveys? Engagement surveys? 7 years is nothing. 4 years is nothing. You seem like you are very young and clueless on how the business world works. I have been in consulting business and have been doing these types of surveys for a long time. As a T-Mobile shareholder I’m glad they have made changes. Maybe now that they have made gains and got inline with what the rest of the business world does. Maybe now they can maintain consistent profits instead of losses. I’m also fairly certain you would not talk to John Legere or your district/regional manager like you are on here.

        • ABK1337

          People lose their minds being an RSA for 4+ years, lets be real. If you’re considering 7 years experience being nothing, you’re aloof to the reality of sales. In store sales =/= corporate what so ever. But you already know that — you think you’re a hotshot , but with that attitude, nobody likes you, GL going anywhere in the company / life like that. But you already know that though

        • Mike

          I’m not in the sales business. I’m in the world of consulting and my areas are HR and customer service. I have not made it to mid level management by not knowing what I’m doing. I have also done sales for many years. It’s much like anything else. You can’t take it personally. People will not always be nice and will tell you no. The same can be said with anything in life.

        • haha

          What I read here is no PEAK, no winners circle, no T-Mobilizer. I see 2 years of complaisant work ethic. I read I’m making less money and my whole team feels the same because we cant sell. I see that you are fighting a battle you cant win because you lack the skills to be successful. I started out a a RSA just like you, in fact my story starts much like yours. The difference is, i kept all my employees, every, single, one. Coaching and teaching how to make the comp plan work for you was my first job every time it changed. I focus on positive thinking with clear solution based communication. As a result i was quickly moved out of retail to a job better suited to team work and leadership. I see you just go “shit how are we going to sell 85% jump, boo hoo.” Your leadership is allowing people to complain at you or around you and not find the answer to the issues that lay before you. Your leader is also failing you because you cant see that fact. No one complains they have answers and a discussion for a mutual and agreeable result. I recommend you reflect on your position and how you feel about your results. Times change you evolve or die. I feel that you also need to know that when stories change you sound like a fool. How many years have you worked for Tmo? Enjoy being a RAM until you are piped out.

      • T-MobRep

        Respectively I whole heartily disagree with you. The only way you will not take a hit is if you add unlimited data and jump. Every other data add you WILL make less on. But let’s be honest not every line is going to want or need unlimited data. Remember we are to right fit the customer and there needs but doing so we will make less money. Another is the $2.50 drop in device sales. I typically sale 50 devices in a month so I’m losing $125 in just one change.

    • haha

      Most of the people i work with earned a 3% to 4% raise. Congrats your raise reflects how you sound here.

    • Andrew Singleton

      read your work email bro.

      • TenuredEmployee

        Exactly why I haven’t jumped ship yet. Good to see that employees are standing up for their wages, and the company showed fair compensation. Thank you T-Mobile for looking out for your employees. Hopefully next time T-Mobile will take the initiative before employees have to call them out on it.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    Don’t forget: more customers = more cash for the 600MHz auction

    • archerian

      not in T-mobile’s case. Adding 250k tablets and around 1M MVNOs doesn’t really make their coffers bulge with green, especially with EIP financing and contract reimbursement. Expect T-mobile to borrow heavily for the auction – no way they can raise $10B or more organically.

      T-mobile made a strategic error in all the auction lobbying. They campaigned for 30Mhz and (unsuccessfully) an additional 10Mhz reserve. That’s all well and good in assuring special treatment, IF it was available. But not special pricing. In major urban markets, even with reservation, the prices would be extremely high as the reverse auction dictates it, and the FCC base valuations for it are in 9 figures. So reserve blocks might never mean cheap blocks. The rates at which the reserve kicks in (if at all) will be at such high rates that it won’t really help T-mobile’s wallet.

      • TechHog

        So, you’re saying that they wasted money trying to get that reserve?

        • archerian

          no, the reserve can protect T-mobile from even higher bids from ATT and VZW. But high valuations for the reverse auction (especially in urban markets where T-mobile gets the maximum benefit of reservation) might make it moot as the reserve would not be created until bids for spectrum are already very high. All the T-mobile campaigning is really about minimizing cost to acquire spectrum, and reservation helps against ATT and VZW but not against actual prices from the broadcasters. There is no way the auction works unless they are refunded and the FCC takes a cut.

          So that’s why since last week T-mobile has been silently lobbying the FCC for a new rule. That the reserve would kick in at a set price for the top markets. It’s a price that would be easily crossed, so T-mobile knows it will be crossed and it won’t break the bank.

      • tony

        go back to sprint, and tell that claure of yours to stop being so salty on twitter with john legere. LOL

  • Andrew Singleton

    Anyone see Verizon’s new “come back home” campaign? Someone hates losing market-share :)

    • archerian

      the porting ratio from VZW to TMUS decreased after the #neversettle campaign, so not sure if VZW would run a campaign when TMUS can do it for them