Verizon Wireless likely added more postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts at Wells Fargo had previously thought, as the carrier scored thanks to promotions it launched in April.
Sprint is going to show positive postpaid subscriber additions in the second quarter thanks to improved network performance and the continued adoption of its "Cut Your Bill in Half" promotion, according to a research note from analysts at Wells Fargo.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said last week the carrier might raise the pricing of its unlimited smartphone data plans later this year and could eventually get rid of the option altogether. Financial and industry analysts say Sprint is unlikely to remove the unlimited option until it significantly improves its network quality, though analysts are split on how such a move would impact Sprint's subscriber base.
AT&T Mobility will continue to focus on maintaining profitability and keeping churn low in its wireless business at the expense of losing some subscribers, according to a report from analysts at investment bank Jefferies.
Sprint might decide to raise the prices on its individual unlimited smartphone data plans later this year, according to CEO Marcelo Claure. For now though, everything is staying as is.
T-Mobile US will likely lead the industry again in the second quarter in handset subscriber additions, while Verizon Wireless could see improvement in its subscriber figures thanks to recent promotions, according to analysts at investment bank Jefferies.
How are the largest U.S. carriers faring on key metrics like subscribers, revenue and ARPU? The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Special report
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.
Despite falling overall U.S. tablet sales, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers continued to add cellular-connected tablets to their networks at an impressive clip in the first quarter. Analysts note that carriers have been heavily promoting and discounting tablets, which generate additional revenue streams for carriers while carrying lower subsidy costs.
After Sprint revealed that it burned through $914 million in cash in the first quarter, some analysts and investors questioned the company's long-term liquidity and its ability to turnaround its business. However, Sprint executives maintain that the company will continue to invest to acquire customers and improve its network, and it has enough money to do both.