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EE loses customers ahead of 4G
The company that operates Orange lost nearly 400,000 pay as you go customers in the three months to September 30
Orange and T-Mobile operator EE has revealed a drop in overall customer numbers ahead of its launch of superfast 4G services.
The company's total base fell 2.1% year-on-year to 26.9 million in the three months to September 30 after it lost 393,000 pay-as-you-go customers and added 250,000 contract deals.
However, contract customers bring in average revenue per user (ARPU) five times higher than pay-as-you-go deals, which helped service revenues rise 3.1%.
The results are the last to be published before EE becomes the only operator in the UK to offer 4G services, which will launch next Tuesday.