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América Móvil's TracFone loses 318K subs in Q1, partially due to Lifeline changes

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 318,000 total customers in the first quarter, which it blamed largely on disconnections it had to make related to its participation in the federal Lifeline phone program.

AT&T subscribers flock to Next installment plans in Q1, making up 65% of all smartphone sales

AT&T Mobility reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent, which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter.

Sprint's expanded distribution and roving cars won't mean much without a better LTE network

Sprint has made a lot of news recently about plans to expand its distribution and even bring phones directly to customers. It's all part of an effort to retain the company's customer base and drum up more sales in the hopes of growing net subscriber additions. However, unless Sprint clarifies its brand message and improves its 2.5 GHz LTE network, I fear it will not amount to much.

What to watch in Q1: Will T-Mobile pass Sprint? Will handset financing dominate? And more

As the first-quarter earnings season draws near, one of the big questions is whether T-Mobile US will officially surpass Sprint in terms of total subscribers to become the No. 3 U.S. carrier. It's one of several interesting questions that will be worth watching for as the carriers hold their quarterly earnings conference calls.

Sprint exec says it's 'immaterial' if T-Mobile passes Sprint in terms of subscribers

Sprint continues to argue that even if T-Mobile US officially passes it in terms of total subscribers to take the mantle of the No. 3 U.S. carrier it won't have a material impact on Sprint's business or strategy.

Sprint offers to pay off all of customers' ETFs and device installment balances if they switch

In an effort to lure more new customers and regain market share, Sprint said it will reimburse all of the costs for a customer to switch over, including their Early Termination Fees and any remaining payments on equipment installment plans, no matter what customers owe.

AT&T expects 400K postpaid net adds in Q1, below analysts' expectations

AT&T Mobility expects to add around 400,000 postpaid customers in the first quarter, which would be a weaker performance than the year-ago period and below analysts' expectations--but the carrier also expects to see its postpaid churn improve. Financial analysts predicted the company's improved churn figures would be offset by weaker wireless margins.

Ho's Perspective: Sprint, T-Mobile will keep sparking pricing moves in 2015

The two main disruptors in 2015 will be Sprint and T-Mobile, as they are specifically targeting AT&T and Verizon's postpaid bases. There may be shifts throughout the year and of course volatility is expected when the next iPhone version is introduced. For 2015 carrier competition remains healthy. 

U.S. Cellular grows postpaid customer base in 2014, first time since 2009

U.S. Cellular capped 2014 with a strong performance in the fourth quarter. The company managed to grow its postpaid customer base in 2014, the first time it has been able to do so since 2009.

How Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stacked up in Q4 2014

The fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US performed in the fourth quarter. Dawson's research covers relatively standard metrics including revenue growth and net adds, but also includes deep dives into prepaid vs. postpaid performance, subscriber acquisitions vs. losses, and more. Special Report