Earns Sprint Nextel

Sprint took Thursday to report preliminary results for its third fiscal quarter, and showed T-Mobile still has its work cut out for it. During the quarter, Sprint’s net customer additions totaled 967,000, including postpaid net additions of 30,000, prepaid net additions of 410,000, and wholesale net additions of 527,000.

T-Mobile has practically been going for Sprint’s neck over the last year. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere wants to be the third-largest carrier, bad.

In the postpaid sector, Sprint had its highest number of postpaid gross additions in three years, and postpaid phone gross additions increased 20 percent for the quarter year-over-year. It’s finally adding customers again.

In a press release on Thursday, Sprint pointed to its new CEO Marcelo Claure for adding new programs like the “Cut Your Bill in Half” event. Sprint claims it will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint.

“Sprint’s first priority is a return to customer growth and our results during the last quarter show we are on the right track,” Claure said. “While we still have work to do, it is clear that our aggressive actions to provide customers with the best value in wireless are gaining momentum.”

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The growth for the holiday quarter should put Sprint at 56 million total connections, 1 million more than T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s Legere has made it his personal mission to pass Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in 2015.

Sprint’s stock was down a percentage and a half in regular trading on Thursday. Sprint’s stock has lost almost half its value in the last year.

For the same quarter, T-Mobile posted 1.0 million branded postpaid phone net customer additions – compared to Sprint’s 967,000.

It seems like the T-Mobile-Sprint war is going to become a theme here at iDownloadBlog this year. I’ll be honest, this entertains me a lot.

[Press Release, Graph via GigaOm]

  • Merman123

    Who even has Sprint? I’ve come to the realization that not one single person I know currently uses Sprint. 😐

    • Jake Smith

      good point

      • Blip dude

        A few of my ex co-workers have Sprint because it was one of the companies perks, but even if it wasn’t for that, they would’ve stayed with Verizon.

    • RuddyN

      I use Sprint.. And I love their service. I’ve had no problems in all the years I’ve had them. Customer service is amazing, as well.

    • Paymon John Vafa

      Me its strong in LA

  • James G

    I hope T-Mobile hits #3 soon and starts chasing AT&T. But that’s a long way to go to get to #2.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    the only thing I like about sprint is the free service through freedompop… my useless s4 is now my secondary phone for prank calling and what not. plus 1 gig of LTE data a month for free? not bad

  • AnoNymouz

    I use sprint. This is sprint spark band 41. I get this thru out Chicago. Very reliable…. Coming from Tmo.

  • Rowan09

    Sprints idea of offering the iPhone 6 with a $50 was genius.

  • Antzboogie

    T-Mobile all the way. You know how many times I tired to talk on the phone and surf the net on Sprint and I couldn’t it’s super annoying and useless for multi tasking if your outside. T-Mobile can do this and their speeds have stepped up big time.

    • Jake Smith

      Are T-Mobile’s speeds where you’d like them to be? If I wasn’t on a small business AT&T account, T-Mobile would be my choice – regardless of coverage. I barely ever call, usually just on Wi-Fi.

      • Rowan09

        I use to have AT&T but switched to t-mobile and the speeds are either greater or just as fast. The only thing is that AT&T’s LTE network is bigger than t-mobile’s. I always have signal but when I’m traveling to Pennsylvania, I get spots where I’m on the dreaded Edge.

  • NeftyCorrea

    I have sprint and I’ve never had a problem with it and I am also a employee at sprint and Ive seen soany people switching from Verizon and AT&T because of cut your bill in half because they are just way to expensive and every customer I debt with love sprint and those Verizon and AT&T customer switch cut your bill in half is worth the switch you pay way cheaper than V and AT&T

    • Steve R.

      This was painful to read, please read your posts before you submit them.