BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2005--T-Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE:DT):
-- 972,000 net new customers added in Q2 2005 - total customer base of 19.2 million
-- $1.08 billion in Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization (OIBDA) in Q2 2005
-- Tied for best call quality performance in Northeast and Southeast regions in the JD Power and Associates 2005 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study
-- Over 1,000 new cell sites on air in Q2 2005 - almost 31,000 cell sites on air in total
-- Q2 2005 net income of $387 million, up more than 60% from Q2 2004
T-Mobile USA, Inc. ("T-Mobile USA"), the U.S. operation of T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG ("T-Mobile International"), the mobile communications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG ("Deutsche Telekom") (NYSE:DT), today announced second quarter 2005 results. In order to provide comparability with the results of other U.S. wireless carriers all financial amounts are in USD and are based on accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). T-Mobile USA results are included in the consolidated results of Deutsche Telekom, but differ from the information contained herein as Deutsche Telekom reports financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
In the second quarter of 2005, T-Mobile USA added 972,000 net new customers, compared with 957,000 added in the first quarter of 2005 and 1,092,000 in the second quarter of 2004. Approximately 70% of the growth in the second quarter of 2005 came from new postpay customers, which currently comprise over 87% of the total customer base. Approximately 30% of the growth came from new prepaid customers, reflecting the successful rebranding of T-Mobile USA's prepaid service into "T-Mobile To Go" combined with a more attractive prepaid offering.