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T-Mobile CEO John Legere claims that his Uncarrier is now the third largest carrier in the United States, overtaking Sprint for the spot behind AT&T and Verizon. Legere had been predicting the overtaking of Sprint for sometime, and he finally made the claim it’s happened during T-Mobile’s earnings call Thursday afternoon.

“I’ve been very gracious on this as the year ended and people were saying, ‘Hey, he predicted he was going to pass Sprint and he didn’t.’ Well, we did. That’s the gig.”

Sprint and T-Mobile are both now at 55 million customers, however Legere claims that Sprint is using questionable tactics so that it can continue including inactive MVNO customers when reporting its customer base. He said that in the next quarter or two, things should become more evident that T-Mobile has topped Sprint.

“Going into 2013, Sprint had 55 million customers. Going into ’14, they had 55 million customers. Going into this year, they have 55 million customers. In that period, they lost 3.3 million postpaid customers as well.”

T-Mobile can thank its gain in customers from acquiring MetroPCS and its Uncarrier initiatives.

With Legere leading the way, it has been trying to reshape the wireless industry by ending two-year contracts, and adding plans to allow customers to upgrade phones when they’d like, unlimited data, messages, and voice, and free data roaming in worldwide.

What do you think of T-Mobile? I often hear the claim many people would switch if it wasn’t for the lack of stellar coverage in many areas.

Source: T-Mobile via The Verge

  • Maxim∑

    To bad T-Mobiles network really sucks vs AT&T and Verizon. I’ve seen a lot of people switch from T-Mobile to cricket (AT&T) 20GB a month plan for $55

    • Steve R.

      Honestly, I’ve had pretty bad indoor coverage and on my iPhone 6 wifi-calling being on is a necessity in bigger buildings, but the cost justifies staying with them. I really do want to see T-Mobile succeed, but they do need to continue to improve(which they are).

    • Antzboogie

      T-Mobile has looked out for me. Their service in New York has stepped up big time. They do need better coverage in certain areas and their style of billing has to be more detailed. Other then that thank you T-Mobile for no contracts and truly unlimited service!!

  • Itzkhaoz

    Good for them 🙂 Im a happy T-Mobile customer.

  • I have had T-Mobile for quite awhile now and I have nothing to complain. They don’t tie me with a contract, they allow me brand new phones with $0 whenever I’m in the market for a new phone, and the coverage in the Chocago area is excellent.

    I am a happy customer, and I really want to see the company to keep improving and succeeding. To be honest, I don’t understand how Sprint is more popular than T-Mobile. I have had an awful experience with them, and so have my friends. Their unlimited data is handicapped since the bandwidth is not even “okay” (it barely supports FaceTime Audio). The one affiliate I know of (Boost Mobile) offers services not so low cost with the same doubtful service (of course, they use Sprint network).

    Summing up, let’s go T-Mobile, let’s take this bitch down or she will take us! #MagentaPower

  • dudewassup

    The headline makes it sound like its not true :/

    • Jake Smith

      It’s Legere making the claim, no one else.. that’s why I took the “claims” angle. Legere could virtually say anything.

  • James G

    I love T-Mobile. Haven’t looked back since switching from AT&T back in September when the iPhone 6 came out. My wife and I love it. We’re on their $100/mo plan for two lines with unlimited, unthrottled LTE + 5GB of tethering for each line. No carrier can match that.

    The wife uses about 20-30GB/month in LTE, I use about 15-20. Never skips a beat.

    Coverage indoors isn’t stellar, but most places have wi-fi anyway so we don’t find any issue with that.

    No more dropped calls than was prevalent on AT&T’s network, but the LTE speeds on T-Mobile put AT&T to shame.

    GO T-Mobile!

  • Nex

    Love T-Mobile.
    $30 /month
    100 Calling Minutes
    Unlimited Data (5GB at LTE)
    Unlimited texting
    Best plan ever

  • Kurt

    I wouldn’t switch from T-Mobile to another network. Got 3 people on my account, unlimited everything 106 bucks a month.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Used tmoble free roaming data abroad (3g-4g speeds) for 1 month. Came back to the US and guess what my bill remained the same! Love T-mobile. Hoping they could improve more on their coverage tho.

  • jackdonner

    “many people would switch if it wasn’t for the lack of stellar coverage in many areas”
    more like… many people would switch if it wasn’t for the *stellar * lack of coverage*