MetroPCS Releases Fourth Quarter 2012 Subscriber Results

Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:00am EST

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Fourth Quarter 2012 Subscriber Highlights Include:
DALLAS,  Jan. 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
PCS), the nation's leading provider of no annual contract, unlimited, flat-rate
wireless communications service, today announced selected subscriber information
for the quarter and year ended  December 31, 2012.   


In the fourth quarter of 2012, MetroPCS reported gross additions of 866 thousand
subscribers, which represents a 29% decrease over the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2012 with approximately 8.9 million
subscribers, which includes net subscriber losses during the quarter of 93
thousand subscribers. The Company surpassed 2.2 million 4G LTE subscribers, an
increase of 117% from the third quarter of 2012. Churn for the fourth quarter of
2012 was 3.6% compared to 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and down from 3.7%
in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in churn was primarily driven by
normal seasonal effects related to traditional retail selling periods, continued
investments in our network and lower year-to-date subscriber growth.  

Subscriber Metrics

                           Three Months Ended    Three Months Ended    Twelve Months Ended    Twelve Months Ended  
                           December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012      December 31, 2011    
 Consolidated Subscribers                                                                                          
 End of Period             8,886,723             9,346,659             8,886,723              9,346,659            
 Gross Additions           866,170               1,223,694             3,340,891              5,311,276            
 Net Additions             (93,237)              197,410               (459,936)              1,191,549            
 Churn                     3.6%                  3.7%                  3.4%                   3.8%                 

The subscriber results for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the twelve months
ended  December 31, 2012  may not be reflective of subscriber results for any
subsequent period.

About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no
annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate.
MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in  the United
States  based on number of subscribers served. With Metro  USA(SM), MetroPCS
customers can use their service in areas throughout  the United States  covering
a population of over 280 million people. As of  December 31, 2012, MetroPCS had
approximately 8.9 million subscribers. For more information please visit

SOURCE  Metro PCS Communications, Inc.

Keith Terreri, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer or Jim Mathias, Director of
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