Sprint Nextel Corp
Sprint's net loss swelled to $594 million, or 21 cents per share from a loss of $505 million, or 18 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago.
But excluding unusual items, Reuters Estimates said that it would have posted a profit of 3 cents a share compared with average analyst estimates for a loss of 4 cents a share.
The No. 3 U.S. mobile service said revenue fell 12 percent to $8.21 billion from $9.33 billion. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $8.288 billion, according to Reuters Estimates.
The company posted a net loss of 1.25 million postpaid customers, who pay monthly bills and sign up for long-term contracts. This compares with the average expectation for a loss of 1.1 million customers from 8 analysts contacted by Reuters.
Its shares rose 8 percent to $5.05 in premarket trade.
(Reporting by Sinead Carew)