|T-Mobile USA tops 25 million customers|
Posted: 29-Jan-2007 [Source: T-Mobile USA]
[T-Mobile announces the addition of 3.4 million new customers last year helping them surpass the 25 million total customer mark.]
Bellevue, WA -- T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced fourth quarter and full year 2006 customer results.
"We're reaching both new and existing customers with breakthrough services like myFaves that truly help people stay connected with those who matter most in their lives," said Robert Dotson, President and Chief Executive Officer for T-Mobile USA, Inc. "In the quarter, we added more than 900,000 new customers including 783,000 new postpay customers. For the year, we added approximately 3.4 million new customers, helping T-Mobile to surpass the 25 million total customer mark. This performance, along with continued recognition by several independent studies including J.D. Power and Associates demonstrates that T-Mobile USA's front-line employees continue to get it right when it comes to connecting with and caring for our customers."
In the fourth quarter of 2006, T-Mobile USA added 901,000 net new customers compared to 802,000 in the third quarter of 2006 and 1.39 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Net new postpay customer additions amounted to 783,000 in the fourth quarter of 2006, or 87% of total net customer additions, compared to 773,000 in the third quarter of 2006 and 911,000 in the fourth quarter of 2005. Postpay churn was 2.1% in the fourth quarter of 2006, down from 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2005 and the third quarter of 2006. Blended churn, including both postpay and prepay customers, was 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2006, the same as the fourth quarter of 2005 and down from 3.0% in the third quarter of 2006.
T-Mobile USA's data device offering was significantly strengthened during the year with the successful launch of the T-Mobile MDA and SDA in February, the Sidekick 3 in July, the BlackBerry Pearl in September, and the T-Mobile Dash in October. At the end of 2006, T-Mobile USA had almost 1.6 million postpay converged device users, consisting of BlackBerry and T-Mobile Sidekick users. This represents a net increase of almost 211,000 users in the fourth quarter 2006, compared to a net increase of 172,000 users in the third quarter 2006.
For the year ended December 31, 2006, T-Mobile USA added 3.4 million net new customers, compared to 4.4 million net new customers added in 2005. Net postpay customer additions in 2006 amounted to 2.8 million, 83% of the total customer additions in the year up from 70% in 2005. Postpay customers comprised 85% of T-Mobile USA's 25 million customer base at the end of 2006.
T-Mobile USA will release fourth quarter and full-year 2006 financial results on March 1, 2007.
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