T-Mobile sent out a press release alerting the world to their fourth quarter and 2007 year-end customer results. While they're not about to overtake AT&T for control of the United States' airwaves, they didn't do too badly in Q4. Actually, if you compare them to that one major carrier who just lost their CEO and hasn't yet rolled out XOHM, T-Mobile's 2007 looks downright splendid.
T-Mob added 951,000 customers in Q4 of last year, which is a 50k uptick from the same quarter in 2006. Roughly 75% of those new adds were contract customers, which is nice, too. And for the year, T-Mobile added some 3.6 million net new customers, yielding a current user base of some 28.7 million (including yours truly). By way of comparison, last I checked AT&T and Verizon Wireless were each hovering somewhere around 60 million subscribers as they battled it out for title of Biggest, Baddest Carrier in the Land.
But hey, considering that T-Mobile still doesn't have a 3G network, 28.7 million is a nice little niche, and almost a million adds in Q4 is alright, too. Must be those Sidekicks and reasonably affordably calling plans. Not to mention all those Charles Barkley & D-Wade ads for myFaves.