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Cricket loses customers in Q3, but gains elsewhere

It’s never good to see a carrier, especially a smaller carrier like Cricket, lose customers in any quarter. Yet the news was mostly good for Cricket, which lost 269,000 subscribers in the third quarter. For starters, the loss was less than the 289,000 customers it lost in the second quarter — though it didn’t compared favorably to the 10,000 customers it added in Q3 2011. However, Cricket did see its ARPU rise to $41.94, up 69 cents from Q3 2011 and 30 cents from Q2 2012. Cricket also posted a profit thanks to spectrum swaps that occurred during the quarter. And don’t look now, but one analyst is stirring the pot with Sprint acquisition rumors.

Via FierceWireless.