But Sprint finally ceded its position as the nation's third-largest wireless carrier as T-Mobile edged ahead of it on stronger growth.
CNET's tech advice columnist Marguerite Reardon tries to help a confused AT&T wireless customer figure out the best service plan for him and his wife.
The carrier continues its torrid pace of subscriber growth amid stiff competition in the wireless business.
AT&T tops expectations for its second-quarter earnings, and manages to grow its base despite losing core phone customers.
But the nation's largest wireless did post a profit for the second quarter and phone subscriber growth that topped expectations.
For the ninth quarter in a row, T-Mobile has added more than 1 million net total customers. The question remains: will that be enough to take the No. 3 spot?
But there's a catch: You have to commit to a new smartphone as part of the new upgrade program. Also, only a select number of flagship phones are available for an upgrade.
The Uncarrier has the most to win or lose in next year's spectrum auction, including whether it has a chance to be a true competitor to Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
The 5.7-inch smartphone, now available through Boost Mobile, will come to Sprint in June.
Its pitch to consumers pays off with a gain of 1.2 million customers to hold T-Mobile at bay. Still, Sprint's aggressive promotions have also brought mounting losses.