The company stumbled after price increases
Due in part to pricing increases earlier this year, Verizon Communications Inc. announced another dismal quarter for Verizon in terms of new subscribers.
The warning was heard by investors, and Verizon’s shares dropped to almost 10-year lows.
Verizon lags behind two competitors – AT&T and T-Mobile
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Telecoms and Media conference, Verizon CEO Hans Westberg claimed that the price rise resulted in a “churn bubble” in the most recent quarter, but he still stands by his decision to raise the price.
The decrease in subscribers was the third consecutive quarter in which AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc., Verizon’s two biggest rivals, outpaced Verizon in luring new consumers.
After losing 36,000 phone subscribers in the first quarter, the corporation added 12,000 additional subscribers in the second quarter.
At $41.38, Verizon shares have decreased more than 20% from this time last year.