April 29, 2014 6:24 AM

Sprint reports smaller financial losses but higher customer defections

The Overland Park wireless carrier said its customer count fell by 467,000 in the first quarter, compared with 415,000 it lost a year ago. The big hit, according to the company, came from unhappy customers who suffered blocked and dropped calls as Sprint crews work on ripping out and replacing the old voice network while building a new data network.

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