For a while there, Verizon has kept a slight lead over its closest competitor, but after adding 2.8 million new customers in the most recent quarter, it has enabled AT&T to tally in at 95.5 million customers and supplants Big Red as the new big dog in town. In contrast, Verizon's stable currently stands in at a respectable 94.1 million customers, but as we near the inevitable launch of the iPhone 4 for them, it's going to be yet another gun battle at the O.K. Corral.
Thanks partly to the 4.1 million new iPhone activated on AT&T's network this past quarter, the carrier has to be happy about a lot; despite no longer having exclusivity on the beloved iPhone. Regardless, we'll look forward to see how things will shape up now that Apple's pride and joy is being offered by another rival carrier.