Q2 Wireless Scorecard: When Prepaid Attacks

[qi:083] The second-quarter results are in, and the big carriers continued to to rake in the bucks from data, with AT&T managing to win over the most new subscribers and the biggest spenders. Thanks, iPhone! But outside of the staid world of the larger carriers, as the economic downturn and cheap plans offering unlimited voice and data convinced folks to dump their contracts and check out life on the prepaid side, the competition among prepaid players continued to heat up. Even Sprint decided to toss its hat into the prepaid ring, agreeing to pay $483 million to buy Virgin Mobile, a predominantly prepaid carrier that uses the Sprint network.

Leap Wireless: Reported Aug. 6
Wireless Service Revenue: $541.6 million
Wireless Operating Income: N/A
Wireless Data Revenue: N/A
Net Prepaid Subscriber Adds: 203,000
Total Subscribers: 4.5 million
Prepaid Churn: 4.4 percent
Prepaid APRU: $41.91
Metro PCS: Reported Aug. 6
Wireless Revenue: $859.6 million
Wireless Operating Income: $111 million
Wireless Data Revenue: N/A
Net Prepaid Subscriber Adds: 206,000
Total Subscribers: 6.3 million
Prepaid Churn: 5.8 percent
Prepaid APRU: $40.52
T-Mobile: Reported Aug. 6
Wireless Revenue: $5.34 billion
Wireless Net Income: 425 million
Wireless Data Revenue: N/A
Net Prepaid Subscriber Adds: 268,000
Total Subscribers: 33.5 million
Blended Churn: 3.1 percent
Postpaid APRU: $48
Sprint: Reported July 29
Wireless Revenue: $7 billion
Wireless Operating Loss: $314 million
Wireless Data Revenue: N/A
Net Prepaid Subscriber Adds: 777,000
Net Postpaid Subscriber Loss: 991,000
Total Subscribers: 48.8 million
Churn: Postpaid 2.05 percent, prepaid 6.38 percent
APRU: Postpaid $56, prepaid $34
Verizon: Reported July 27
Wireless Revenue: $15.5 billion
Wireless Operating Income: $4.46 billion
Wireless Data Revenue: $3.9 billion
Net Prepaid and Postpaid Subscriber Adds: 1.1 million
Total Subscribers: 87.7 million
Churn: Postpaid 1.01 percent
APRU: Postpaid $51.10
AT&T: Reported July 23
Wireless Revenue: $13.25 billion
Wireless Operating Income: $3.2 billion
Wireless Data Revenue: $3.4 billion
Net Prepaid Subscriber Adds: 200,000
Net Postpaid Subscriber Adds: 1.2 million
Total Subscribers: 79.6 million
Blended Churn: 1.49 percent
APRU: Postpaid $60.21
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