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Verizon activated 6.2 million iPhones of 9.8 million total smartphones in Q4 2012

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Verizon activated 6.2 million iPhones of 9.8 million total smartphones in Q4 2012
Verizon Wireless has just posted its quarterly results and while the nearly $2 billion loss might be shocking, what’s more shocking is that the nation’s largest carrier managed to deliver one of its best quarters in terms of new subscriptions and smartphones sales.

Of course, a huge part of the loss is the damaged infrastructure in the East Coast after the devastating hurricane Sandy.

What most of you could be wondering, though, is just how many smartphones, iPhones, Androids and Windows Phones did Verizon sell in Q4 2012?

The answer is a whopping 9.8 million. What’s even more interesting is that 6.2 million, or almost two thirds of them were Apple iPhones. The majority of the remainder are Android devices.

This is a very impressive number. Here is how Verizon iPhone sales broke down in previous periods:

- 3.1 million iPhones activated in Q3 2012
- 4.2 million iPhones activated in Q4 2011

This definitely sets expectations high for Apple’s own results about to be unveiled soon.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:35 2

1. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


iphone sales like crazy infact there is no big improvement

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:35 1

2. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


wouldnt huge phone sales naturally result in a loss? they lose money on the phone initially, then get that money back over the two years of service, correct?

or do the numbers not get reported like that?

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:05

9. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


anyone care to speculate why this is getting thumbed down?

i really dont get the users on this site.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:39 5

3. iPone.Lost.Momentum (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


iPhone is PROVEN bad for carrier. All the USA carrier profit were SUCKED into Apple HQ. So, why operator were not REVOLT against iphone in USA? It seems to me that these carrier better to lost user but still profitable than becoming i.Sle.va.

Only China Mobile, the LARGEST carrier in the world with 600 million user that did NOT bow down into virus.... i mean apple

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:45

4. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Well, Ipone.lost.momentum, in the US Verizon wireless has these things called upgrade fees that they charged each iphone at $30.00 USD multiply that by 6.2 million, equals, $186 million USD. And lets not forget the fact that a Carriers most profitable good it has is text messaging which is standard Additional fee $30.00 over the monthly bill with Talk PLUS Data trust me, They are laughing all the way to the bank, while others are chuckle.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 11:57 2

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 860; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well, we feel bad for Verizon, maybe they should increase their fees by $3 across the board to recoupe some of the money caused by the storm. Eliminate unlimited data, give people what they are asking for e.g. Share data across devices, and maybe charge people whom, paid retail for their phone, same as people under contract. Yeah that should do it.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:31

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Oh, I see what you did there...+1.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:02

6. JunitoNH (Posts: 860; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You are correct, but only if your ignorant. People have options, they just choose to pay more.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:23

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10263; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


6.2 million happy customers. Not bad...

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