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Sprint’s numbers show more big gains for Boost

Usually we’ll see an official Boost Mobile subscriber count, and perhaps we will in the coming days or weeks. For now we have Sprint Nextel’s numbers, and while overall they don’t look too good — a net loss of about a quarter million subscribers — Boost continues to add subscribers, luring them with their $50 unlimited plan. They added a net 938,000 iDEN customers, which might seem like a lot more than the 764,000 they added in Q1, but there’s a catch. They lost 161,000 prepaid CDMA subscribers for a net gain of 777,000 subscribers. So it still tops Q1 by a little, but not the overwhelming amount that the 938,000 would indicate.

Sprint also lost 43,000 wholesale and affiliate subscribers. These include MVNOs like STi Mobile, kajeet, and of course Virgin Mobile. Sprint is in the process of acquiring Virgin, so their numbers will slide into the CDMA prepaid side. During the quarter in which the sale closes, Sprint will also be able to boast the addition of Virgin’s five million-plus subscribers.

2 Responses

  1. John Brown Says

    Great value plan, but Boost needs some better phones. The I465 could have been a hit with the right features. Like a 2.2 qvga screen, bigger qwerty. The I9 would be a good phone if cost less than $150 dollars.

    Boost needs better phones with more features.

    Posted on July 30th, 2009 at 11:19 am
  2. Blee Says


    when is the i856 coming out

    Posted on July 30th, 2009 at 11:28 am

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