T-Mobile Announces 500,000 iPhones Sold and Acquires MetroPCS

T-Mobile announced that they have sold 500,000 units of iPhones following their first quarter financial report Tuesday evening. The carrier started selling the phones on April 12 and the figures are still growing until now.

From the results of the report in the first quarter 2013, T-Mobile reported a decrease of profit compared the same quarter last year by 7 percent.

Earnings result excluding tax, depreciation, interest and amortization is $1.2 billion, down by 7.5 percent from the first quarter of 2012 but up from the fourth quarter of 2012.

On the other hand, the carrier started the second quarter with an aggressive beginning. Aside from adding the iPhone, they are also closing the deal to acquire the MetroPCS to furthermore expand their business. T-Mobile is also focusing on building their own LTE network to battle against their larger competitors.

T-Mobile acquires metroPCS

It was reported before that the new T-Mobile CEO John Legere is going to make some changes in the company, “Our first quarter operating metrics and financial results are showing positive impact…” he said in a statement.

“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.” he added.