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T-Mobile USA sees strong smartphone growth

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2010 23:21 User comments (2)

T-Mobile USA sees strong smartphone growth After reporting their quarterly earnings this week, T-Mobile USA made it clear that smartphones are here to stay, seeing subscriptions triple year-on-year despite losing customers overall.
Users with 3G-capable smartphones are now 19 percent of the entire T-Mobile USA subscriber base, with subscriptions over tripling to 6.5 million from 2.1 million in the Q2 2009.

T-Mobile noted its most popular smartphones included Android devices like the MyTouch 3G and Nexus One, as well as the BlackBerry Bold and HTC HD2, which use the BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile operating systems, respectively.

During the quarter, T-Mobile upgraded its network to HSPA+, giving some T-Mobile users faster data than even Sprint's 4G networks.

15 cities, covering 85 million people, now have access to T-Mobile's HSPA+ upgrade. By the end of the year the company says it hopes to have HSPA+ available to 185 million Americans.

Overall, the carrier saw a decline in subscriptions, due to a high rate of decline in the prepaid business. The company lost 199,000 prepaid subscribers while only gaining 106,000 contract customers.

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2 user comments

18.8.2010 0:00

I'm glad to see T-Mobile having some success. I had them for a while and coverage was decent where I lived. In the end, however, I switched back to Verizon so I could get more coverage everywhere.

28.8.2010 3:06

Getting the iPhone will be T-Mobile's key to regaining marketshare. I know they've lost a lot of customers to AT&T due to that phone.

I'm with T-Mobile right now and get pretty decent coverage and they have excellent prices. The problem is that they have the poorest selection of phones.

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