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Deutsche Telekom AG - Interim Group report - January 1 to March 31, 2011

36 United States (discontinued operations). Customer development. Contract customers (’000) Prepay customers (’000) 25,90426,37526,69226,75226,646 Mar.31,2010 June 30,2010 Sept.30,2010 Dec. 31,2010 Mar.31,2011 7,732 7,3607,0656,8687,067 Mar.31,2010 June 30,2010 Sept.30,2010 Dec. 31,2010 Mar.31,2011 Mar. 31, 2011 millions Dec. 31, 2010 millions Change Mar. 31, 2011/ Dec. 31, 2010 % Mar. 31, 2010 millions Change Mar. 31, 2011/ Mar. 31, 2010 % United States Mobile customers 33.6 33.7 (0.3) 33.7 (0.3) At March 31, 2011, the United States operating segment (T-Mobile USA) had 33.6 million customers, a decrease in customers of 99,000 for the first quarter of 2011 compared to a decrease of 77,000 for the first quarter of 2010. The decline in total customers year-on-year was due to the loss of branded custom- ers (total customers excluding MVNO and connected devices) partially offset by continued growth in wholesale customers (MVNO and connected devices). In the first quarter of 2011, T-Mobile USA lost 471,000 contract customers com- pared to 118,000 contract customers lost in the first quarter of 2010. In the first quarter of 2011, contract customer losses were impacted primarily by a decline in postpay customer gross additions and higher postpay churn, which was partially offset by growth in the connected device business. Connected device customers totaled 2.1 million at March 31, 2011. Total prepaid customers in- creased by 372,000 in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 41,000 customers added in the first quarter of 2010. The change in net prepaid customer addi- tions in the first quarter of 2011 was due primarily to unlimited prepaid product growth, including MVNOs. At March 31, 2011, T-Mobile USA had 3.2 million MVNO customers. T-Mobile USA’s blended churn increased to 3.4 percent per month in the first quarter of 2011 from 3.1 percent per month in the first quarter of 2010. Year- on-year, blended churn increased due primarily to higher contract churn from continued competitive pressures.