Sprint started growing again last quarter, but its 484,000 net subscriber additions all came from MVNOs like FreedomPop. Sprint is still bleeding valuable postpaid customers, and it’s financial troubles are triggering new layoffs.
T-Mobile keeps growing, adding new prepaid and postpaid customers and activating new smartphone and even internet-of-things connections. The only area where its lagging far behind the competition is in tablets.
AT&T adds 2 million new connections in Q3, but it’s most impressive growth came in the connected car as GM and Audi rolled out their 4G vehicles this year.