MetroPCS tallies 184,000 net adds in 2Q

Flat-rate carrier MetroPCS released a few tantalizing second quarter 2008 metrics. The carrier added 793,000 gross subscribers, bringing its total customer base to 4.6 million subscribers as of the end of the quarter. This figure includes net adds of 184,000, which is up from 154,713 net adds in the second quarter 2007. Overall MetroPCS grew its subscriber base by more than 1 million compared to the same quarter in the previous year.

Churn was 4.5 percent for the quarter, which was down slightly from the previous year but an increase of 0.5 percent from first quarter.

The company has continued to launch its service in new markets including Philadelphia, Shreveport/Bossier City, Jacksonville and Bakersfield.

For more:
- see this press release

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