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    AT&T real subscriber count?

    What is their real subscriber count? According to their last Quarterly Report their subscriber count is 171.4 million.

    However T-Mobile came out saying that their subscriber count after the Sprint merger was 98.3 million and AT&T would have 99.6 million including resellers, so is AT&T’s real number 99.6 million or 171.4 million, what’s the real deal with their subscriber count.

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    All cellular companies are known for their puffery when it comes to subscribers. T-Mobile is legendary in this regard.
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    AT&T real subscriber count?

    In June AT&T reported 92.9 million prepaid and postpaid customers, a tally that didn’t count wholesale accounts or connected devices such as Wi-Fi hotspots and car sensors... compared to T-Mobile’s 98.3 million U.S. customers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterfield View Post
    All cellular companies are known for their puffery when it comes to subscribers. T-Mobile is legendary in this regard.
    T-Mobile was referring to "branded" customers they service directly, and not through MVNO nor bulk IoT devices.. AT&T's larger number includes essentially all total connections on the network.

    Technically, per the "branded and fully serviced" side of things.. T-Mobile does have more customers than AT&T.
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    Counting tablet, I have 5 lines on 3 carriers. Only the T-mobile iPad plan directly with a carrier. The other 4 are split between 2 ATT and 2 Verizon lines. ATT currently makes the most off of me, barely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad15 View Post
    AT&T's larger number includes essentially all total connections on the network.
    You know, things like a Kindle keyboard with complementary at&t 3G I bought a decade ago. Completely legitimate POP stat haha.

    I bet they're still counting 2G Nissan Leaf modems that can't even connect to them anymore.

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