T-Mobile frustrates over 25 million customers


Ok, I’m sure one or two of them are satisfied. Or more, who knows, but either way MobileTechNews is reporting that T-Mobile has hit the 25 million customer milestone. Credit for the large base is being given to the addition of the MyFaves service, the lowering of contract prices, and some kudos should go to the handsets, too. Congrats on the numbers, folks.

“T-Mobile USA is playing an increasingly vital role in bringing a service leadership culture to all of DT,” said Rene Obermann, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom. “At more than 25 million customers and growing, the U.S. business continues to assert its position as the leading growth driver for Deutsche Telekom.”

In the fourth quarter of 2006 T-Mobile USA, Inc (T-Mobile USA) added 901,000 net new customers, up from 802,000 net new customers added in the third quarter of 2006 and down from 1.39 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Postpay customer net additions made up 87% of fourth quarter customer growth, up from 66% in the fourth quarter of 2005. Postpay customers comprised 85% of T-Mobile USA’s total customer base at December 31, 2006.

The introduction of two-year contracts earlier in 2006 continued to prove popular with customers, with over three quarters of new postpay customers opting for two-year contract terms in the fourth quarter.