T-Mobile sets the stage for the first nationwide 5G network launch in 2019

BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 28, 2019 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported another strong quarter in Q3 2019 as we continue to maintain our unprecedented momentum and set even more performance records. America’s Un-carrier reported record high service revenues and record third-quarter financial results including net income, Adjusted EBITDA, net cash provided by operating activities and free cash flow. In addition, we reported our 26th consecutive quarter with more than 1 million total customer net adds and continue to lead the industry in postpaid phone net adds.

Customers show that they want to do business with a company that treats them right and changes the rules of the industry in their favor, and that’s what differentiates the Un-carrier from the competition. T-Mobile is known for its unrivaled customer experience obsession and the best customer care in the industry, with Team of Experts, and this has resulted in record-low Q3 branded postpaid phone churn and all-time high customer satisfaction scores.

T-Mobile continues to invest in building its nationwide 4G LTE network and continues to roll out 600 MHz spectrum, which now covers 200 million Americans and is live in nearly 8,300 cities and towns across 48 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, T-Mobile accelerated plans to launch America’s first nationwide 5G network on 600 MHz spectrum, which we expect will be live later this year. Our 600 MHz spectrum will be the foundational layer for the New T-Mobile’s 5G Network that once combined with Sprint’s spectrum, will result in a broad and deep nationwide 5G experience for everyone, everywhere.

“Q3 2019 was another blockbuster quarter for T-Mobile! Once again we set new records, including our 26th quarter in a row with more than 1 million net additions. And the Un-carrier is leading the industry in postpaid phone net adds – again,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “Our team has been hard at work deploying 600 MHz spectrum and we have accelerated our plans to launch a foundational layer of 5G nationwide later this year. On top of that, the tremendous benefits of our merger with Sprint are just as compelling today as when we announced the deal and we look forward to completing the remaining steps so the New T-Mobile can get started delivering the incredible benefits to American consumers!”

Taking Major Steps Towards Nationwide 5G

  • Accelerated the planned launch of the first nationwide 5G network, utilizing 600 MHz spectrum, to this year, forming the foundational 5G coverage layer for New T-Mobile

  • 600 MHz now reaching nearly 8,300 cities and towns in 48 states and Puerto Rico

  • 4G LTE on 600 MHz now covers 200 million people and 1.4 million square miles

  • More than 26 million 600 MHz compatible devices already on our network 

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