T-Mobile Triples Smartphone Users, But Down 93,000 Customers

Posted by at 10:53 am on August 5, 2010

T-Mobile’s results today showed a major swing towards smartphones.  The company  than tripled the number of smartphones on its network in the past year from just 2.1 million last spring to 6.5 million a year later. Many of these were using Android phones like the myTouch 3G Slide, but   BlackBerry Bold 9700 also played a part.

At the same time, he company lost 93,000 customers as a whole, which shrank T-Mobile down to 33.6 million total users. Deutsche Telekom chief Rene Obermann noted   it was the first time in over a year that the number of contract subscribers had increased. T-mobile USA added a total 106,000 contract users, while the great number of users leaving were prepaid.

T-Mobile remains the fourth-largest carrier in the US and was first in the  US to have Android phones.   In the last year, Verizon has drawn much of the attention away with its Droid line of Android devices.

The next big phone for T-mobile should be the  myTouch 3G HD, which should be the first HSPA+ phone and possibly the first dual-core Android phone.     There is also a chance per rumors of T-Mobile USA having the iPhone this Fall.  HSPA+ has been helping T-Mobile win data speed tests  over AT&T and Verizon  in cities where the service is in place .

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