T-Mobile’s service revenues
In this part, we’ll discuss T-Mobile’s (TMUS) wireless service revenue trend over the last few quarters. Service revenues are the stable revenue stream that’s common for wireless carriers.
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In the fourth quarter of 2018, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenues rose ~5.6% YoY to $8.2 billion due to the growth in its branded postpaid and prepaid revenues. T-Mobile’s service revenues in the postpaid segment rose ~8.0% YoY to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, while the service revenues in the prepaid segment rose ~1.2% YoY to $2.4 billion.
In comparison, Verizon’s (VZ) wireless service revenues are expected to rise ~3.1% YoY to $15.9 billion in the first quarter. AT&T’s (T) wireless service revenues from its combined domestic operations are expected to increase ~3.8% YoY to $13.9 billion. Sprint’s (S) service revenues from its wireless segment are expected to fall ~3.1% YoY to $5.4 billion in the first quarter.