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AT&T activates 10.2 million smartphones in Q4, 8.6 million of them were Apple iPhones

0. phoneArena 24 Jan 2013, 18:03 posted on

The nation's second largest carrier, AT&T, reported its 4th quarter earnings and focusing on the wireless division where 780,000 new postpaid saubscribers were added to the rolls along with 246,000 new devices; 31.7 million subscribers are using a shared or tiered data plan and by far the Apple iPhone was the most activated smartphone by the carrier...

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:11 6

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


AT&T+iPhone=money

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:13 8

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Almost seems fruitless for any other OEM to intro a phone for AT&T, let alone have an exclusivity with AT&T. Just imagine if the 920 were available on all carriers. I think Nokia and WP8 would be doing much better.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:36 1

5. torr310 (Posts: 423; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I love Nokia but your assumption is just more like a wishful thinking.
I guess S3 is selling well too.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:14 1

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Maybe. And after thinking about it more, this is Q4 we're talking about. There's always going to be a spike in ios after launches and during the Christmas season.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:28 3

3. palmguy (Posts: 302; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


IPhone & ATT,joined at the hip.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:33

4. torr310 (Posts: 423; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


That number is just insane

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:45 4

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


First Verizon and now AT&T? Smart American :)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:25 6

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3996; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Good phone chosen wisely.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 17:13

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great phone

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:42 2

13. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


um.. No. People in the US tried android and rejected it. It's as simple as that

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:02 1

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3996; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How does that change what I said?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:50 2

7. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


That's insane amount of iphones sold..would be nice if we know how many was iPhone 4,4s and 5..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:23

9. gameday78 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


if i was to take a guess.... 35% iphone5, 25% iphone4s and 40 iphone4... But hey thats only a guess!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:28 2

11. VLaRueC (Posts: 129; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I agree. If AT&T is going to be an iPhone network, other OEMs shouldn't even try. My 920 is awesome but I feel like ATT only carried it to prevent Verizon from lifting it off the ground, not to show others they diversify. Just walk into a carrier store. They are all packing iPhones and only wish to sell iPhones.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:44 1

14. papss (unregistered)


Not around my place.. They are all wearing windows shirts and the manager had a Optimus G and a l920. They were all pushing WP8.. I'm sure not all are like that but with this location they do

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:38 1

12. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


If we assume 500K were WP and/or BB devices it leaves 1.1m for android. lol...
That stupid smile on larry paige's face would be falling off right about now, especially if this trend away from android spreads to overseas markets. .

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:22

15. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


At my local AT&T store the Reps are mixed I talk to one guy there that knows his stuff and he is all about Android phones knows a lot about Android and hates Apple cause he doesn't get good spiffs/money from them like Android OEMs. Then there are other reps that show people their Iphones and how to use them I don't really talk to them. I never saw any reps there with a Windows 7 phone though. I remember a few years ago the reps only used 2 phones some had Iphones and others had Black Berrys .

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