T-Mobile Loses Customers, No Surprise

T-Mobile just announced that it lost a record number of customers in the first three months of the year. Is that a surprise? No. That’s the fate of most companies that provide subpar customer experience. T-Mobile was rated 114th out of 143 companies in the 2011 Temkin Experience Ratings. And, it was the next to last wireless carrier, only beating out Virgin Mobile.

The place where T-Mobile falls behind the most is in its Functional Experience, meeting customers’ basic needs:

With these types of ratings, T-Mobile needs to go through a systematic overhaul of its customer experience effort. It will take a multi-year journey similar to Sprint’s; changing operational processes and culture. T-Mobile will needs to improve in all four customer experience competency areas.

The ratings don’t look too good for Virgin Mobile either.

The bottom line: You can’t expect loyalty if you don’t provide consistently good experiences

About Bruce Temkin, CCXP
I'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about these topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

One Response to T-Mobile Loses Customers, No Surprise

  1. concern citizen says:

    i’m glad i’m not a tmobile client coz even I can say their customer suffort sucks.they can’t help clients problem for as simple as a PUK codes. to everyone planning to get a tmobile phone if i were you i’ll think a million times.coz they sucks when you need help

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