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AT&T achieves best-ever sales day thanks to the iPhone 3GS

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AT&T achieves best-ever sales day thanks to the iPhone 3GS
A leaked AT&T memo, provided by MacDailyNews, reveals several interesting milestones the carrier has recently achieved. Among them, you will see June 25 – the day when the AT&T experienced the largest number of sent SMS messages per second over their network. There are also certain facts about this year’s iLaunch day 2009 that is described as the “best-ever sales day”. Check out the full memo below and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments!


“1. Fact of the Week: On June 25, the day Michael Jackson died, text messages sent on our network spiked at 65,000 messages per second — the largest volume ever recorded — surpassing events like American Idol voting and New Year's Eve, when millions of our customers wish their friends and family a happy new year via text."

2. "iLaunch day 2009 was one for the record books, as AT∓T customers scrambled to get their hands on the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet.

Here's a look at some of the milestones we achieved:

* Best-ever sales day in our retail stores
* Second-largest traffic day in our retail stores
* Most transactions processed via our IT systems in a single day
* Most upgrade eligibility checks in a single day
* Largest order day in att.com history
* Largest features sales day in att.com history

On this year's launch day, iPhone sales exceeded sales recorded on 2008's iPhone launch day, Black Friday 2008 and Dec. 26, 2008 — all heavy-volume sales days. In fact, this year we surpassed 2008's launch day sales at about noon Central time, and sustained our previous peak hour record, also set in 2008, for 11 straight hours.”

source: MacDailyNews

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


some people are not going to be happy

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 12:36

2. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


oh wow......and this from apples anncouncement next week.....biggest return day ever

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 13:39

3. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Let's not be too bitter now

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 14:21

4. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yea, turns out it wasn't a huge flop with tech issues like the Storm was. I believe your comment is in reference to that phone, not the iPhone.

posted on 04 Jul 2009, 14:45

7. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


it was also the same day sprint fired all there customers, or lost there customers...its like being drunk you dont know where everybody went, OR who you called the night before and told them to *F* off....Sprint needs an intervention...LOL

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 15:54

9. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


@ hova.....im pretty sure i said iphone.....unless of course by me saying apple you thought i meant blackberry......stupid stupid stupid

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 17:05

5. Sprntfanboi03 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)


Yeah, it only took three generations of the iPhone to implement such advanced technologies as cut and paste as well as video, keep truck'n apple.

posted on 03 Jul 2009, 17:43

6. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yes, we've heard it all before

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 01:23

8. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


who cares!!! and lol

posted on 05 Jul 2009, 16:00

10. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


every one cares.....we all need to jump on the apple bandwagon so we can all be alike and have the best phone ever

posted on 12 Jul 2009, 00:17

11. d4sidney (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


So should we jump on the sprint bandwagon? oh wait, they don't have one...

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