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T-Mobile officially passes Sprint as the third-largest mobile carrier in the US
T-Mobile has been growing its overall number of subscribers in the United States pretty rapidly throughout the past few months, adding anywhere between one and two million just about every quarter. At the same time, Sprint has been seeing an increasing number of subscriber losses or gains that just can’t compete with those of the Un-carrier. We all pretty much knew this would happen eventually, and now, according to Sprint and T-Mobile’s most recent quarterly earnings reports, T-Mobile has finally overtaken Sprint as the third-largest mobile carrier in the United States.
Sprint has just reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter in 2015, which ended on June 30th. The carrier reported a gain of 675,000 net subscribers in this time period, 310,000 of which are considered postpaid additions. The company lost 366,000 prepaid subscribers in the first fiscal quarter as well. At the end of this quarter, Sprint reported that it now has 56.8 million subscribers, compared to T-Mobile’s 58.9 million subscribers in the quarter ending at the same time.
This news should come at no surprise to anyone. T-Mobile has been constantly pushing for lower prices, more benefits for its subscribers, as well as a number of valuable promotions to get new customers on board. Although Sprint has been trying to rival most of the moves the Un-carrier makes, it’s now very clear that T-Mobile has been making some great strides in the mobile space.