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T-Mobile gains 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015, urges Sprint CEO to "stay in the kiddie pool"

As T-Mobile gains 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015, John Legere fires back at Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure claiming that he needs to "stay in the kiddie pool."

Published onJuly 9, 2015

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T-Mobile has been doing a great job at shaking up the wireless industry as of late, and it looks like the company’s hard work is paying off. The Un-carrier has just released a report stating that it gained 2.1 million total net customers in the second quarter of 2015, which is a 41% increase year-over-year and marks the carrier’s ninth consecutive quarter with over 1 million additions.

Additionally, the company is boasting over 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions, which is also up 11% year-over-year and marks the fourth consecutive quarter with over 1 million additions. T-Mobile also added 760,000 branded postpaid phone net customers (a 31% year-over-year increase) as well as 178,000 branded prepaid net customer additions, which marks a 75% year-over-year increase.

T-Mobile has been the fourth-largest mobile carrier in the United States for some time now, but that may all change sometime soon thanks to the carrier’s impressive Q2 numbers. Back in May, Sprint, currently the nation’s third-largest carrier, said that it had 57.1 million subscribers, compared to T-Mobile’s 56.8 million at the time. With the addition of T-Mo’s 2.1 million, we may end up seeing T-Mobile surpass Sprint in total subscriber count in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to let you know if we hear anything more on this in the future.

As T-Mobile slowly works its way up in the ranks, John Legere, the company’s CEO, took part in an interview this morning on CNBC that may have just added some fuel to the Sprint/T-Mo rivalry.

Not too long ago, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took to Twitter to fire some shots at the Un-carrier, explaining that he’s tired of T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier bulls**t.” We assumed that it would only be a matter of time until John Legere fired back at Claure, and it looks like we’re finally seeing what the edgy CEO has to say.

Legere’s response aired this morning on CNBC, following T-Mobile’s big announcement that it will now allow 4G LTE and voice calling to Canada and Mexico at no extra charge. In response to Claure’s rant, Legere says that Sprint is “diving in the deep end of the pool, and Marcelo should stay in the kiddie pool.” Legere goes on to take a few more cuts at Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, which is quite entertaining.

T-Mobile is expected to give many more announcements over the next few weeks as part of its new Un-carrier Amped! initiative, and we’re certainly excited to see just how the carrier plans to shake up the industry next.

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