“T-Mobile USA could end a four-year drought and record a net addition of postpaid customers — high-spending smartphone users with service contracts — in Q2, some analysts forecast,” Reinhardt Krause reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“T-Mobile USA (TMUS) has improved in this key segment of the wireless market in part thanks to Apple ‘s (AAPL) iPhone,” Krause reports. “In April, T-Mobile became the last of the Big Four U.S. wireless carriers to sell the popular device. Also, T-Mobile’s installment payment plans for smartphone users, unique among the biggest carriers, seems to be catching on with postpaid subscribers, analysts say.”
Krause reports, “‘A lot of T-Mobile’s success has to do with the iPhone” and T-Mobile’s unique way of letting users pay for the device in installments, said Roger Entner, head of Recon Analytics… Macquarie Capital estimates T-Mobile will add 98,000 postpaid customers in Q2, compared with a 557,000 loss in Q2 2012. Barclays forecasts 50,000 Q2 postpaid net adds for T-Mobile.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]