T-Mobile USA Repeats Highest Ranking in Wireless Retail Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates
Independent Study Places T-Mobile at the Top of the Wireless Industry for Retail Customer Experience
BELLEVUE, Wash. March 4, 2010 Today T-Mobile USA, Inc. received the highest ranking in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction StudySM Volume 1. Building on a legacy of recognition reflecting T-Mobiles commitment to delivering an industry-leading retail experience, this is the eighth such top ranking from J.D. Power and Associates in the Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction Studys past 11 volumes, dating back to 2004.
"Were very excited to be named the wireless industrys highest-ranked retail sales and service provider. This achievement further underscores our commitment to providing a great sales and service experience to our customers, said Paula Lentini, vice president, retail sales and operations, T-Mobile USA. I am very proud of our frontline employees who deliver customer delight every day and with every interaction."
Study results released today by J.D. Power and Associates show customers rate T-Mobile highly in factors measured to determine overall retail performance. Among the key factors used to measure performance are sales staff and price/promotion, for both of which T-Mobile received the highest ranking. The following results are indicative of T-Mobile frontline employees commitment to customer satisfaction at retail locations, and of value T-Mobile offers customers who visit those retail locations:
- Sales staff. T-Mobile ranks highest in this category. Attributes measured include courtesy and friendliness of the salesperson; concern that customers purchase the best service plan/phone for their calling needs, ability to answer customer questions, speed of service and length of time needed to complete paperwork.
- Price and promotion. T-Mobile ranks first overall among carriers in the price and promotion category, and significantly above the industry average in attractiveness of additional price/product incentives and competitiveness of rebates/discounts offered on service plans.
Results of the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction StudySM Volume 1 are based on 8,000 Internet survey interviews conducted between July 2009 and December 2009.
More information about J.D. Power and Associates studies can be found at http://www.jdpower.com.
1 Ranked highest in the J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction Study in 2004, 2005 (tie), 2006 Vol. 1 & 2, 2007 Vol. 1, 2008 Vol. 1, 2009 Vol. 2, and 2010 Vol. 1
About J.D. Power and Associates
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firms quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on boat ratings, car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2009, almost 152 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group 33.8 million by T-Mobile USA all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the worlds most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USAs innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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