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T-Mobile goes ahead of Sprint to officially become the No.3 carrier in the U.S.

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According to the CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, the carrier has surpassed Sprint’s overall consumer base to become the No.3 carrier in the U.S. He gave out the info while speaking at the quarterly conference call with analysts.

He claims that Sprint’s consumer base has remained unchanged at 55 million. T-Mobile on the other hand claims that its consumer base along with the users of MetroPCS takes the tally over 55 million, effectively making T-Mobile the No.3 carrier in the U.S with Verizon and AT&T sitting firmly at the No.1 and No.2 spots respectively.

In Q4 of 2014, T-Mobile churned in profits of $101 million, which was a dramatic turnaround from the same period in 2013 where the carrier reported losses of $20 million. T-Mobile is believed to have added a total of 8.3 million customers in 2014, which has been crucial in its success.

Legere accused Sprint of reporting some of its inactive MVNO customers in its total tally. He was positive that the numbers over the coming quarters will give us a clearer picture of where the two carriers stand.

Source: T-Mobile – YouTube

Via: The Verge