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AT&T hits record smartphone sales: 10 million in Q4 2012

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AT&T hits record smartphone sales: 10 million in Q4 2012
AT&T, the nation’s second-largest carrier, sold 10 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2012, an amount that beats its previous record of 9.4 million smartphone sales in the same period last year.

That works out to around 110,000 smartphones sold every day. Moreover, AT&T broke sales records for both iPhones and Android smartphones.

AT&T traditionally sells the most iPhones out of all carriers in the United States, and in its portfolio of iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, the iPhone is the best sold platform.

AT&T will unveil the final results for its Holiday quarter on January 24th, but this is a pretty good indication of how good the carrier is doing.

source: Reuters

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:17 10

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 11978; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Glad to b with AT&T. Sprint slow, Tmobile no lte, and Verizon is a nickel and dimer.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:21

8. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


hey dark, I have both services - they really are not not difference in terms of price.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:54

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm glad too. Been with AT&T for 9yrs now. and waiting anxiously for the XPERIA Z.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:25 7

2. Gemmol (Posts: 538; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I am glad to be with them too, it is just like I said before, do not believe everyone comments about them. I stay in NY and have a great service, Tmobile and Verizon do not have service in my house, they only get about 1 bar going on and off and in the basement it is worse, it just have no signal. I do not have any family with Sprint, so I do not know how they work in my house, but so far AT&T signal been great for me. I love my data share plan.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:11 4

3. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


ATT is far better for me than all the other carriers out there. Unlimited Data even after I upgraded twice ( not so much with Verizon), Unlimited calling to any cell carrier with texting package ( not so much Verizon) and coverage world wide is better than any other carrier ( can you hear me now Verizon ).....Plus I get 25% off my plan because of my career, not so much Verizon.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:02

4. Stay_JeaL0us (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


i beg to differ. I have Verizon, kept my unlimited data upgrading from my iphone 4s to my iphone 5. I have unlimited Calling, Unlimited Texting, Unlimited Mobile HoitSpot all the while i'm on an incredibly reliable, and thoroughly developed 4g LTE network. and sure i can go anywhere i want that supports a sim card, because the Verizon iphone 5 if factory unlocked out of the box. And my employer gives me the same 25% off my monthly access fees with Verizon. People need to not complain about Verizon. Most people don't understand what they offer, or ways around the little "obstacles" that Verizon places in front of their customers. If you know anything about how a carrier works, theres ALWAYS a loophole.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:24 1

9. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T and Verizon - not much difference - both offer employee discounts, hotspot, data...I will admit that you cannot get unlimited mobile hotspot with AT&T unless you root your Android phone.
AT&T still beats the crap out of Verizon for international service in terms of coverage, for now.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:47 2

5. Jyakotu (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I kind of miss AT&T, mainly because I miss having a SIM card. Feels like I'm missing out since I have a phone on Sprint that can run 4G LTE, but it's just not here in my city yet. All the while, most of friends on other carriers have 4G LTE or 4G HSPA+.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:51 1

6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


What I like about the rise of AT&T is that they're not focused solely on the iPhone anymore. They have variety and thats good to see

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:25 1

10. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


they still sell plenty of iphones, thanks to their 99c iphone 4 and 99.99 iphone 4S, but their customers are slowly realizing that an iphone is not the only smartphone, and not even the best smartphone for the last few years.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:21

14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


and thats the point im making because we all know how much of a crutch AT&T was about having ONLY the iPhone as their primary smartphone a few years ago!! i love variety because thats what makes the world go round lol

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:03 1

7. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Waiting to see the numbers for Lumia sale or WP8 phone's sale..........

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:26

11. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


do not hold your breathe - they probably sold 800,000 of them at 49.99 or less ...it is a start.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:21

12. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


AT&T said yesterday at CES that they sell more windows phones than any other carrier in the world. while we dont know the numbers yet, it is a good start.

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