Will the iPhone help T-Mobile stop its customer losses? CEO hopes so

T-Mobile made breaking news earlier this week when it made a deal with Apple to carry the iPhone. Now, the carrier’s CEO John Legere hopes Apple’s device will stop customer losses – that is, customers leaving the network, a more common occurrence recently – and help T-Mobile to subscriber growth as soon as 2013.

Legere called this an “aggressive target”, but he is confident that it is “possible”.

T-Mobile has been suffering from substantial customer losses over the course of 2012, losing roughly 500’000 subscribers per quarter, so the carrier will be hard-pressed to meet its goal. However, one analyst reckons this shouldn’t be a difficult target, predicting 4-5 million iPhone sales on T-Mobile next year.

T-Mobile’s smartphone line-up is now becoming increasingly competitive with the other major US carriers, and now, with the iPhone, T-Mobile may be able to catch up with its rivals in the next year.

 

Via: Tmo News

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  • finch204

    @thesoulchandra wow LOL

  • joelaxel1997

    i sure hope so 
     
     
    i like tmobile

  • Splinter1

    T-Mobile is not “tuned” for the iPhone. I put a T-Mobile sim in my iPhone 4 and coverage was terrible, even though the map said it should be good, the data was edge speed. It’s my understanding Andriod phones can get great 4G speeds, at the time of this post, iPhones will not do well on T-Mobile, they have alot of work to do.

  • jabombardier

    The map is for the 1700MHZ HSPA+42 network unless you are looking at anotger map that is not known. An iPhone will get 4G service in a refarmed network area, which you are probably not located. So far only 18 markets have T-Mobile’s refarmed network where the iPhone works very well. By mid 2013, the iPhone will be well worth having on T-Mobile because it will have most or all the refarm done and LTE will start deployment.

  • Splinter1

    @jabombardier Is there a link to the “refarmed” areas? AT&T fees are outrageous.

  • jabombardier

    Not that i know of. I just keep up with the news on where their network modernization has taken place. Google and see if their is any such map. T-Mobile.com doesn’t have amap for that.

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    T-Mobile has been suffering from substantial customer losses over the course of 2012, losing roughly 500’000 subscribers per quarter, so the carrier will be hard-pressed to meet its goal. However, one analyst reckons this shouldn’t be a difficult target, predicting 4-5 million iPhone sales on T-Mobile next year.
     
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    T-Mobile has been suffering from substantial customer losses over the course of 2012, losing roughly 500’000 subscribers per quarter, so the carrier will be hard-pressed to meet its goal. However, one analyst reckons this shouldn’t be a difficult target, predicting 4-5 million iPhone sales on T-Mobile next year.
     
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