T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Thursday shared preliminary results showing that 2.1 million customers were added in the second quarter of 2015.
As a result, he predicted T-Mobile will displace Sprint as the nation’s third-largest carrier, bumping Sprint to fourth. Sprint said in May that it has 57.1 million customers, compared to the 56.8 million for T-Mobile at that time.
“I predict this will be the time they [Sprint] go down” to fourth place, once the quarterly numbers are finalized, Legere said in a conference call. T-Mobile’s market capitalization is already double that of Sprint’s, he added.
T-Mobile’s total for the quarter will be 58.9 million postpaid, prepaid and wholesale customers, Legere predicted. That’s an increase of 41% over the same quarter a year ago.