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T-Mobile puts the blame for its anemic prepaid growth on AT&T

T-Mobile posted a very good last quarter, but noted a stark decrease in prepaid subscribers, pretty unusual for the Un-carrier. The user base for its prepaid offers increased with 149,000, a far cry from the 260,000 posted in Q3. Compare that to the sequential growth in postpaid subs, from 595,000 to 891,000, and you’ll see what got T-Mobile worried, not to mention the fall from 541,000 net prepaids in Q4 2016.

The Un-carrier parsed the stats, and found out that the culprit for the nosedive in prepaid subscriber growth was… AT&T. At the time, AT&T was running a clever …

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