The iPhone only became available to T-Mobile customers on April 12th, but the nation’s fourth largest carrier says it has already sold more than 500,000 units of Apple’s hugely popular smartphone.
Adjusted earnings, excluding interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of $1.2 billion was also down 7.5 percent from a year earlier, though that figure was up from the fourth quarter.
Although the carrier continues to lag behind the nation’s top three carriers in many respects, T-Mobile is working feverishly to expand its thriving network, AllThingsD reported Wednesday.
T-Mobile, for example, is currently investing billions to establish a comprehensive LTE network in hopes of better competing with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
“Our first quarter operating metrics and financial results are showing positive impact from the changes we began making in the fourth quarter,” says T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “Things only get more exciting from here, having brought T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS together to create the wireless industry’s value leader and premier challenger.”