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T-Mobile Reports First Positive Quarterly Results Since 2009, Sells 500,000 iPhones In First Month

With T-Mobile releasing preliminary numbers during the first few days of April, we had a pretty good idea of what their first quarter results would show. As the official numbers released early this morning, the news is mostly positive, though there is still plenty of work to be done before we can officially call anything a complete “turnaround.” The first bit of bad news is that its revenue dipped 7% year-over-year … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MetroPCS Now Operating Under the Unified Banner of T-Mobile US

Though the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been ‘news’ for a while now, the deal officially begins this morning with all necessary regulatory approvals and shareholder votes in the bag. The new partnership, combining T-Mobile’s 34 million customers with MetroPCS’s 9 million subscribers under the unified banner of T-Mobile US. T-Mobile will still sit at the number four spot here in the US of A. The company is expected to … [read full article]

The Total Price of Smartphone Ownership

To say the least, wading through the dense world of cellular plans can be maddening. Going to every carrier’s website, navigating through clunky interfaces, then obtaining the numbers to actually calculate the total cost of hardware and service is arduous, so we here at TMonews did most of the legwork for you. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the total cost of ownership of a smartphone over the typical 24-month contract length. Not … [read full article]

T-Mobile Finally Turns The Tide As Preliminary First Quarter Numbers Show Subscriber Growth

They are setting off fireworks in Bellevue this morning as T-Mobile’s subscriber count showed positive results for the first time in nearly four years. The Magenta carrier released preliminary key customer results prior to their May 8th official release and announced the total customer base had increased 579,000 customers to 34 million. “Our customer experience improvement initiatives and the increase of higher credit quality customers coming over to T-Mobile are resulting in more … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Fourth Quarter Report Discusses First LTE Networks, iPhone, And 1900MHz HSPA+ Launches

While T-Mobile’s fourth quarter 2012 financial report may be a mixed bag financially, it did yield a number of notable facts on the company’s iPhone subscriber base, LTE networks and new HSPA+ 1900MHz launches. We’ll start things off with HSPA+ as T-Mobile announces their 4G network now serves more than 225 million people. As for HSPA+ on the 1900MHz band, T-Mobile announced more … [read full article]

T-Mobile Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financials, Talks Value Plans, MetroPCS

It’s another quarterly financial report for T-Mobile and another mixed bag of news as the company shed 515,000 postpaid customers in the fourth quarter of 2012. That number is up from the 492,000 lost in the third quarter, which totals out to a churn rate of 2.5%, an improvement over last year. Total customers now stand at 33.4 million, a rise of 0.6% compared to 2011 and marks the first time since … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts Third Quarter 2012 Numbers, Postpaid Losses Continue As Prepaid Gains

T-Mobile’s third quarter 2012 financial report released overnight and the long and short of it is — just about everything is down, except for prepaid. The nitty-gritty is that the company lost 492,000 postpaid customers while still adding 160,000 net customers thanks to gains in the prepaid arena. Blended Average revenue per user (ARPU) dropped to $42.78, a decrease of 7.4 percent year over year … [read full article]

T-Mobile USA Releases Second Quarter 2012 Quarterly Numbers

Well, it’s more like Deutsche Telekom releases their quarterly numbers and let’s us know how T-Mobile USA is doing and as anticipated, it’s still not all sunshine and rainbows. The good news is that net income is up 3.5 percent over the first quarter, despite a 2.4 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2011. In other words, T-Mobile USA remains profitable, so that’s important. However, the income growth over the first quarter … [read full article]

HTC Puts Up Weak Third Quarter 2012 Results, Only Showing Growth In China

HTC’s recent troubles continue as their newly reported numbers from the third quarter of 2012 show as much as a 23 percent drop in overall revenue, with only the Chinese market showing any signs of growth. HTC, now the industries number 5 smartphone maker, is a well-known name but has been hurt by competition from Samsung and Apple, sees overall revenue drop to around $2.34 billion, a drop from $3.04 billion in the … [read full article]

Samsung, HTC Post Vastly Different Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

It’s that time as smartphone manufacturers the world over tell their shareholders and legions of users how well they performed financially during the second quarter of 2012. For Samsung, I’d say they have plenty to write home even as the  April – June 2012 period isn’t officially announced for the Korean manufacturer, a Reuters report shows Samsung will post a record profit of $5.9 billion. That’s thanks in no small part to sales … [read full article]