T-Mobile USA on Thursday reported a rough holiday quarter during which the company lost a net 802,000 contract subscribers. In its earnings release, T-Mobile mentions Apple’s iPhone — a device is does not sell — a total of seven times, repeatedly blaming its poor fourth-quarter performance on the absence of Apple’s smartphone from its store shelves. “The sequential and year-on-year increase in customer losses is a result of intense competitive pressure from the launch of the iPhone 4S by three nationwide competitors in the fourth quarter of 2011,” the carrier said in its press release.
Apple’s recent quarterly earnings reports have read as an incredible success story documenting the iPhone’s meteoric rise as a profit leading mobile device. In the last quarter alone, Apple sold 20.3 million iPhones including the iP... Read Post
T-Mobile USA reported a net gain of 126,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter, marginally increasing its total subscriber base to 33.7 million customers, while data revenue per customer grew as well. Without an iPhone, the carr... Read Post