T-Mobile USA adds 857,000 net subs

T-Mobile USA posted solid metrics for its third quarter thanks in part to its successful MyFaves service. By September 30 of this year, T-Mobile USA's MyFaves program had 3.6 million users, five times as many as it did at the end of last year. Revenue at T-Mobile USA rose by 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year to about $15.5 billion.

Subscribers: During its third quarter T-Mobile USA added 557,000 contract subscribers and 300,000 prepay subscribers for a total of 857,000 net subscriber adds and a total base of 27.7 million. Since the beginning of the year the carrier has added 2.7 million net subscribers, 73 percent of whom are contract customers. (See chart to compare previous quarters.)

ARPU: T-Mobile USA posted average revenue per user (ARPU) at $55.60, or $61.50 for contract subscribers and $27.80 for prepay users. Non-voice services made up about 16 percent of total ARPU. Total revenues were 3.6 billion. (See chart to compare previous quarters.)

Churn: T-Mobile USA's average monthly churn came out to 2.9 percent during the third quarter, or about 2 percent for contract subscribers. (See chart to compare previous quarters.)

For more on T-Mobile USA's Q3:
- read this press release