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AT&T sold twice as many Apple iPhone 5 units as Verizon did in the third quarter

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2012, 12:42 posted on

With the release of AT&T's Q3 earnings on Wednesday morning, the numbers reveal that AT&T sold twice as many Apple iPhone 5s in the three month period than Verizon did and Apple's iconic smartphone accounted for 77% of all smartphone activations for the carrier...

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:51 11

1. nwright94 (unregistered)


I think everyone on Verizon buys droids.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:58 13

3. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Yep, because we have all the best of them.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:15 8

7. nwright94 (unregistered)


Especially that droid razr maxx HD, just played with one and it was wonderful. I went with an iPhone 5 because being in college away from family who all use iPhones, I really benefit from iMessage and FaceTime. I don't hate droids at all. My circumstances called for a different device.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 23:18

43. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T has a better 'Droid' lineup, but its customers still associate an iphone with AT&T. The wife and I came to Verizon last November. Love my RAZR with JB 4.1.2.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 23:39

46. nwright94 (unregistered)


Most are called Droid on Verizon, I'm not grouping together all androids. I know how annoying that is haha.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:09 6

22. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


AT&T's i5 can do data and voice at the same time.

Verizon's can't. This can be huge for some folks.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:55 1

29. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol I just wrote the same, +1 for you. To some people it seems as an important feature.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:08 3

33. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


I sure as hell do.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:11 1

35. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Actually that is something that most people care nothing about. The only ones who really do are the same people conversating on this board. The average consumers cares less which is why Verizon has more subscribers, meaning that all those people do not care about data and voice at the same time.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:12

36. nwright94 (unregistered)


There's that too. I switched from AT&T because they aren't so good in the Pittsburgh area where I moved to and really miss that feature.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 22:40 1

42. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


On Verizon, If you are getting data from a 4g connection you CAN talk and surf at the same time, if you drop to a 3g connection you cannot. And on AT&T it is IF (and that is a big if) you can GET voice and data at the same time. I've had many a friend jump ship to Big Red.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 13:33

47. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


theoak you are wrong all verizon 4g phones including iphone 5 can talk and surf at the same time. on lagit 4g to haha

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:17 1

25. The_Innovation (Posts: 630; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yea people on AT&T were pretty much forced to buy an iPhone. Really no other good phone out there.

But soon as the Optimus G, the Lumia 920, and the XPERIA TL come out...things will change.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:49

26. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I will have to disagree. From dealing with their android line up I would say The S3, One X are pretty good phones. I played with the new HTC X8, Samsung Note 2 and, Xperia, 920, Optimus G and one other Lower end HTC and they were all pretty sweet.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:56

30. The_Innovation (Posts: 630; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yea the SIII was a great seller no doubt. But when the iPhone came out, just like every year, it's the hottest selling product. We're talking about beating the iPhone, whether by marketing, or other means. Not really talking about the quality here.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:10

34. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Gs2, gs2 skyrocket, Htc vivid, Htc one x, gs3, gnote, iPhone 3GS, 4. All great phones all on AT&T.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:52 1

27. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You can be correct and I might be wrong, but also there's a sizable group of AT&T users, whom value using voice and data simultaneously. Therefore, remaining with the carrier is a no brainier, where as Verizon isn't supported.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 18:16

40. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


crappy iphone and apple got richer, that is SOOOO NOT ironic

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:51 3

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


4Q11 AT&T have 7.6 is when iPhone 4S was released...
3Q12 AT&T have 4.7 is when iPhone 5 was released... ( decreased )
same thing with verzion and i guess it will also go with sprint
so, people are getting smarter ;)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:59

4. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


really? I thought it was because of the supply shortage

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:13 2

6. mc1191 (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


It's probably because iphone 5 sold for 10 days (1 weekend) in Q3 2012 while the 4S had 18 days (2 weekends) in Q3 2011.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:45

12. mc1191 (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


oops.. my apologies. Let me make a correction about what I've said about the iphone 4S. 4S had 18 days and 2 months in Q4 2011. It was released in October 2011.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:53

13. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Not quite. It's true that abdane's comparing part of Q3 with all of Q4, but sales are seasonal, so it'll be more meaningful when the two Q4's are compared.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:59 1

14. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Supply shortage dude. Do your research buddy

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:11

23. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


4S was launched just a year ago.

Folks are still going to be in their 2 year contracts with their 4S.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:12

37. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


That's true

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:30

39. srgonu (Posts: 275; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Sorry..but you are wrong. I have whole lot of apple fans in my office. Even though they all have 4S, they still purchased iPhone5 returning 4S for just $200 back to AT&T and extending their contract to another 2yrs. They are saying its a great deal. I really don't see any big difference in their phone. Hope atleast one of them try android flagship device and then tell me what they did is correct.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:03 1

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3746; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Gotta love the way everyone feels the need to spin things their way by only telling half the story. Hey, AT&T, why don't you show us the chart that details how many Android phones you sold vs. the other carriers or better yet, total phones sold? Take the good with the bad & paint us the whole picture.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

9. Ninetysix (Posts: 2597; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23448&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=35518

* Strong smartphone sales of 6.1 million; postpaid smartphone customer base now 44.5 million, up 1.4 million from second quarter 2012
* 4.7 million iPhones activated; record sales quarter for Android and Windows smartphones

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:30

8. Jyakotu (Posts: 849; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Not surprising. When many people thing iPhone, they automatically think AT&T. When people think Android (aka DROID), they think Verizon. Sprint really doesn't have any phones that stand out other than their EVO line, but without the 4G LTE, getting an iPhone 5 is kind of pointless on Sprint, even for the slow unlimited 3G data.

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