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T-Mobile crosses Sprint to become the third largest carrier in the U.S., officially

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T-Mobile USA has officially overtaken Sprint to become the third largest carrier in the U.S. This was on the cards for a long time now, with the carrier breathing down Sprint’s neck for the past couple of years.

Thanks to multiple Uncarrier promotions from the network, their reach and user base has seen a dramatic increase over the past couple of years. The carrier has bigger ambitions though and will look to target the likes of AT&T and Verizon in the years to come, although the gap between T-Mobile and the top 2 is pretty large right now.

Sprint is revealed to have just 57 million customers in its kitty while T-Mobile has 58.9 million customers, thus officially inching past Sprint. A few months ago, we reported how T-Mobile had gone ahead of Sprint, but this makes it very official.

While T-Mobile is going from strength to strength with its promotions and customer friendly offers, Sprint has some serious catching up to do. Sprint hoped to gain some marketshare by proposing an acquisition of T-Mobile, but unfortunately, that fell apart prematurely.

Source: Sprint

Via: The Verge


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  1. True, my 4g is a joke with T-Mobile. Where 2 of my friends come over with Verizon & at&t and get better service that I do in my own place.

  2. It means nothing if I cannot get a consistent 4G signal, which is the case with T-Mobile on my HTC One M9 … even though there is supposedly a T-Mobile cell phone tower really close to me … and the only obstruction between my phone + cell tower is an open window.

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