Q4 2012 Earnings Call Transcript

Transcript Call Date 02/26/2013

Operator: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the MetroPCS Communications Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Conference Call. During today's presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be open for questions.

This conference call is being recorded today February 26, 2013.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jim Mathias, Director of Investor Relations for MetroPCS. Please go ahead, sir.

Jim Mathias - Director IR: Thank you, Matt and, good morning, everyone. I'm Jim Mathias and I'd like to welcome you to our fourth quarter and year end 2012 conference call. The speakers with me this morning are Roger Linquist, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tom Keys, our President and Chief Operating Officer; and Braxton Carter, our Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer.

The format for today's call is as follows. First, Roger will provide an overview of our business. Tom will then provide an update on a number of operational results and initiatives and finally, Braxton will review the financial highlights for the fourth quarter and year-end of 2012, followed by a question-and-answer session.

During today's call, we will refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures. We have reconciled these historical non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures in our earnings release, which is available at under the Investor Relations section.

Before I turn the call over to Roger, I want to remind you that information presented on this call may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities Laws. Forward-looking statements or any statements not of historical fact and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that may not occur or could cause actual results for the timing of the events to materially differ from those made in the forward-looking statements.

Words such as believes, anticipates, expects, intends, plans, should, could, would, view, estimates, projects, will, and other similar expressions typically identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements we make regarding our future operational and financial plans, our estimates of capital expenditures, our prospects for success, our beliefs, our strategies and our positioning in the highly competitive wireless industry.

Furthermore included in our forward-looking statements are statements regarding our competitive positioning and promotional strategies, continued growth of the no-contract space, the advantages of and our plans with respect to 4G LTE, the growth and expansion of 4G LTE worldwide and development of the 4G ecosystem, the availability of 4G LTE handsets and their costs, reductions in cost to provide data services, consumer demand for data, the capacity of our 4G LTE network and timing of 4G Wireless For All, the projected cost savings, expected future benefits and synergies of the proposed business combination T-Mobile, our ability to reuse churn and increase the margin, manageability of our debt maturities, our positioning from balance sheet perspective, capital expenditure guidance and other statements which are not historical. Management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to questions.

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