T-Mobile has posted their Q1 2013 results and while these numbers will not reflect the recent merger with MetroPCS, the carrier has said this quarter has brought the “first positive branded customer growth in four years.” T-Mobile is reporting 3,000 branded net customer additions, which to put a year on that first positive branded customer growth in four years comment — means this stems back from 2009.
Otherwise, some other highlights from the report include the carrier as having 199,000 branded postpaid net losses, which is a 61 percent year-over-year improvement. The report also shows branded prepaid net additions as being 202,000 and the total customer net additions as being 579,000. Additionally, the branded postpaid churn was 1.9 percent, which is said to be the lowest since the second quarter of 2008.
Shifting away from some of the numbers, T-Mobile is citing some of the quarters highlights as being the 4G LTE launches and the shift to becoming the UNcarrier. Not that we think Android fans will be happy to hear this bit, however the carrier is also citing the successful launch of the iPhone 5. They noted having sold about 500,000 iPhones since the launch. Nothing all that new in terms of the 4G LTE launches as T-Mobile is still shooting for a goal of having coverage available for 200 million users by the end of 2013.
That all being said, John Legere, President and CEO of T-Mobile has said they ended the quarter with “strong operational momentum, which is continuing into the second quarter.” And as one would expect given the recent closing of the merger with MetroPCS, Legere touched on that noting how “things only get more exciting from here.”