T-Mobile Becomes No.1 US Prepaid Wireless Provider
With 15.64 million prepaid customers compared to Sprint’s 15.19 million customers, T-Mobile surpasses Sprint and becomes No.1 US wireless provider in prepaid market. AT&T boasts 11.34 million customers while Verizon Wireless reports 6.04 million prepaid customers.
“The good news just keeps on coming for T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, Inc. “The momentum we’re seeing with our T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands is outstanding, and the fact that we’ve blown by everyone to take the No.1 spot in prepaid is icing on the cake. As a matter of fact, I’m going on record – I predict we’ll overtake Sprint in total customers by the end of this year. Not someday. Not next year. This year. Americans are voting with their feet, and they’re joining this Un-carrier revolution by the millions.”
One of the biggest reasons for T-Mobile’s rapid prepaid growth was its merger with MetroPCS on May 2013. With market reach to 45 major metro areas and nearly 10,000 stores, MetroPCS has gotten over 1.2 million new customers since this time last year at a rate of one customer every 27 seconds.
“Not only are we seeing record growth, we’re also making huge strides on our network and in customer support,” said Legere. “Our 4G LTE network is still the fastest in the nation, and both T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands have the highest J.D. Power scores for customer care in our respective categories. Oh and today we overtook Sprint in total market cap. Any questions?”
Un-carrier is firing on all cylinders by leading the important prepaid wireless space. With new level of customer service and network quality, T-Mobile has maintained the title of America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.