The U.S. carrier, the smallest of the big four nationwide carriers, said it added a total of 371,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter. This is an improvement over customer losses from the third quarter. But it’s still lower than customer gains the company saw in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Still, T-Mobile says that 79 percent of its customers are on a contract, down slightly from 82 percent of its base in the fourth quarter of 2008.1. During the fourth quarter, contract customers spent on average about $51 per month. On average, prepaid customers spent about $18 a month.
If the company continues loosing or not getting more new postpaid customers, probably the rumors about T-Mobile will be looking for partners will be true. But so far no action has been taken.