TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: T-Mobile USA Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results

T-Mobile USA Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results

Monty Solomon (
Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:23:22 -0400

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2005--T-Mobile USA,
Inc. (NYSE:DT):

-- 972,000 net new customers added in Q2 2005 - total customer
base of 19.2 million

-- $1.08 billion in Operating Income Before Depreciation and
Amortization (OIBDA) in Q2 2005

-- Tied for best call quality performance in Northeast and
Southeast regions in the JD Power and Associates 2005 Wireless
Call Quality Performance Study

-- Over 1,000 new cell sites on air in Q2 2005 - almost 31,000
cell sites on air in total

-- Q2 2005 net income of $387 million, up more than 60% from Q2

T-Mobile USA, Inc. ("T-Mobile USA"), the U.S. operation of T-Mobile
International AG & Co. KG ("T-Mobile International"), the mobile
communications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG ("Deutsche Telekom")
(NYSE:DT), today announced second quarter 2005 results. In order to
provide comparability with the results of other U.S. wireless carriers
all financial amounts are in USD and are based on accounting
principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). T-Mobile
USA results are included in the consolidated results of Deutsche
Telekom, but differ from the information contained herein as Deutsche
Telekom reports financial results in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

In the second quarter of 2005, T-Mobile USA added 972,000 net new
customers, compared with 957,000 added in the first quarter of 2005
and 1,092,000 in the second quarter of 2004. Approximately 70% of the
growth in the second quarter of 2005 came from new postpay customers,
which currently comprise over 87% of the total customer base.
Approximately 30% of the growth came from new prepaid customers,
reflecting the successful rebranding of T-Mobile USA's prepaid service
into "T-Mobile To Go" combined with a more attractive prepaid


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