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Total US wireless connections stood at 445.88 million at end-4Q17, up from 438.19 million at end-3Q17 and 431.94 million at end-2Q17.


  • AT&T and T-Mobile, with their strong sub-brands Cricket and Metro PCS, continue to compete for prepaid market share gains.
  • Free handsets continue to be a tool to draw in new prepaid customers.
  • Both Metro PCS and FreedomPop have significantly expanded their brick-and-mortar retail presence.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares total, postpaid, and prepaid subscriber and market share trends by operator year over year.
  • Details US operator KPIs and major activities in the quarter relating to prepaid.

Key questions answered

  • What is the customer segment mix by US operator in 3Q17 and 4Q17?
  • How do prepaid churn rates in 3Q17 and 4Q17 compare?
  • What are the key BYOD developments?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: US Prepaid Update, March 2018

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