x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Between iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Lumia 920, AT&T racks up its smartphone sales targets

Between iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Lumia 920, AT&T racks up its smartphone sales targets

Posted: , by Daniel P.

Tags:

Between iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Lumia 920, AT&T racks up its smartphone sales targets
Buoyed by extraordinarily strong demand for smartphones this holiday season, AT&T made the rare step to change its 2012 sales forecast mid-flight, and announce it is upping the predicted 25 million smartphone sales to 26 million now.

It might not sound as a wild estimate raise, but by the time we hit earnings, these usually turn out to be conservative numbers, since the market loves positive surprises, as those keep investors happy for at least a quarter.

CEO Ralph de la Vega said at an investor conference "traffic in stores had been strong", divulging that AT&T has so far sold 6.4 million units just for October and November alone. Of note is that the new subscribers also bought larger than expected data packages, which will add to revenue for the quarter even further. Time to load up on those AT&T January call options, people, if the country isn't into fiscal cliffdiving mode by then.

source: Reuters

10 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:47 2

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I can't believe people are still subscribing to AT&Tragic after that article a few weeks ago; I'm sure they'll all cancel anyways when the country goes over that 'cliff'.... as per PA's own prediction.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:11

8. jldleo (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


PAPINYC I couldn't agree with you more. I have a friend on AT&Trash who drops calls like its 1999.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:58 1

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


BLOOP!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:10 4

2. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Must be all those Lumia 920s it sold.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:18 3

3. hfielding (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Which article are you referring to PAPINYC? I would like to read it.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:25

4. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Here, directly on PhoneArena:

http://www♥phonearena♥com/news/Consumer-Reports-ranks-AT-T-U.S.-worst-carrier-Verizon-leads-the-way_id37144/>
Replace the ♥'s with periods. Enjoy!!

You can also type in "att worst service" in the search field at the top of PhoneArena's home page and you'll find two more articles. This is the THIRD year in a row for AT&Terrible (according to Consumer Reports) as WORST!!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:55 1

5. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Great to see Lumia 920 on the title! Don't really care about AT&T.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:55 1

6. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


as soon as people figure out how to unlock the lumia at&t the sales will get stronger... no one wants a carrier branded phone

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 12:14 1

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


iPhone5 and S3 and others are selling well, except Nokia+WP8.....!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:32

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it would be nice to see this three beast on top 3 of AT&T!

im still wishing a lumia 922 will be available to verizon! and with the specs of the 920T...yes with microSD slot please!

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories