Q2 profits are stats were released for many of the cellular carriers.
T-Mobile USA subscriber growth was slow in Q2 this year. It
added only 668,000 net new customers in the second quarter, making its total subscribers
31.5 million. In the first quart it added 981,000 new customers which is the lowest
add figure the company has had since second-quarter 2006.
Analysis suspect that the low growth is due to the fact that
competitors Verizon and AT&T have high speed 3G data networks and T-Mobile
On the other hand, US Cellular is profiting from strong
growth in data. During the second quarter, it had a 45 % increase in data
revenues totaling of $123.7 million. Service revenues were increased 9% percent
for a total of $987.4 million.
is gaining cost conscious subscribers. It added 184,000 new subscribers in the
quarter with a total 4.6 million subscribers. Service revenues reached $599
million, 25% better than second quarter 2007. Total revenues equaled $679
million, which is a 23% increase over the previous year.