T-Mobile adds 1M customers as Uncarrier push pays off

The T-Mobile customer growth engine is picking up steam.

The carrier added more than a net 1 million new customers in the third quarter, including a net new 648,000 so-called postpaid customers, who tend to have stronger credit history and are willing to pay more each month. It ended the period with more than 45 million customers.

“Our momentum is great and we have confidence that we can continue to deliver sustainable and profitable growth,” CEO John Legere said in a statement.

The No. 4 wireless carrier posted a loss of $36 million, compared with a loss of $7.74 billion from a year ago, when it recorded a massive noncash charge in relation to the merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The company didn’t disclose its per-share loss or share count, but will do so later this week in its 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More