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T-Mobile CEO Legere 'thrilled' about quarter

T-Mobile CEO: Record quarter

Strong subscriber growth and new wireless bandwith holds promise for T-Mobile, CEO John Legere told CNBC on Tuesday.

"We're thrilled," he said. "It was a record quarter for the company."

T-Mobile reported its best-ever quarter for customer growth, adding 1.4 million new accounts, and raised its outlook for the year for post-paid additions. Revenue came in along expectations, rising 10 percent to $7.35 billion, but a loss of 12 cents per share was worse than expected.

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On "Halftime Report," Legere said he was pleased with T-Mobile's competitiveness.

"AT&T and Verizon are offering various forms of trickery to lock their base in because they don't know what to do," he said. "What I like more than anything is after two years that I've been doing this, the common question is, 'Hey, they're so much bigger. What are you going to do when they beat you up?' This is it, kids.

"We're porting on a post-paid basis about 2.2 and 2.3 to one every day, which means every day 2.2 customers come to us from them and one goes out the door. So, we can compete. They're not used to competing."

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T on for deceptive and unfair "data throttling."

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Legere claimed the nation's fourth-largest wireless service provider had "more spectrum per POP than anybody," or point of presence, and added that T-Mobile would be rolling out a new 700MHz band.

The outspoken CEO also said the company had new developments in the works but declined to elaborate.

"It's so big that if I told you right now, we'd fall off the stage," he said.