MetroPCS Releases Fourth Quarter 2012 Subscriber Results

           MetroPCS Releases Fourth Quarter 2012 Subscriber Results

Fourth Quarter 2012 Subscriber Highlights Include:

-Consolidated net subscriber losses of 93 thousand

-Quarterly churn of 3.6%, a sequential decrease of 10 bps from the third
quarter of 2012, and a decrease of 10 bps from the fourth quarter of 2011

-Surpassed 2.2 million 4G LTE subscribers, representing approximately 26% of
total subscribers

-Serve approximately 8.9 million subscribers

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
PCS), the nation's leading provider of no annual contract, unlimited,
flat-rate wireless communications service, today announced selected subscriber
information for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

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In the fourth quarter of 2012, MetroPCS reported gross additions of 866
thousand subscribers, which represents a 29% decrease over the fourth quarter
of 2011. The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2012 with approximately 8.9
million subscribers, which includes net subscriber losses during the quarter
of 93 thousand subscribers. The Company surpassed 2.2 million 4G LTE
subscribers, an increase of 117% from the third quarter of 2012. Churn for the
fourth quarter of 2012 was 3.6% compared to 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011
and down from 3.7% in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in churn was
primarily driven by normal seasonal effects related to traditional retail
selling periods, continued investments in our network and lower year-to-date
subscriber growth.

Subscriber Metrics

                      Three Months  Three Months  Twelve Months  Twelve Months
                      Ended         Ended         Ended          Ended
                      December 31,  December 31,  December 31,   December 31,
                      2012          2011          2012           2011
Consolidated
Subscribers
End of Period         8,886,723     9,346,659     8,886,723      9,346,659
Gross Additions       866,170       1,223,694     3,340,891      5,311,276
Net Additions         (93,237)      197,410       (459,936)      1,191,549
 Churn            3.6%          3.7%          3.4%           3.8%

The subscriber results for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the twelve months
ended December 31, 2012 may not be reflective of subscriber results for any
subsequent period.

About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no
annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate.
MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United
States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS
customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering
a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2012, MetroPCS had
approximately 8.9 million subscribers. For more information please visit
www.metropcs.com.

SOURCE Metro PCS Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.metropcs.com
Contact: Keith Terreri, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer or Jim Mathias,
Director of Investor Relations, +1-214-570-4641,
investor_relations@metropcs.com