Verizon rakes in $7.1 billion in profits, iPhone sales surprisingly flat
0. phoneArena 17 Oct 2013, 08:01 posted on
Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest carrier, has broken the 100 million subscriber threshold and added 1 million new subs in the third quarter of the year…
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1. Reality_Check (Posts: 270; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
4.4% growth eh? :P [Even Verizon is expecting the latest version of Android, though it has a horrible reputation for updating phones :D]
2. roldefol (Posts: 2870; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Verizon doesn't care nearly as much about updating existing phones as they do about selling new ones. I found it uncanny that the Jellybean update for the Bionic and Razr slowed and bugged so much that users are pretty much forced to upgrade.
9. bwhiting (Posts: 169; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
yeah caused my phone to reboot without even touching it or not even allowing it to power down unless I had used the whole battery...can't upgrade the line till next year so afraid to even replace it with another Razr unless I risk getting a new line or device and going the route of cancelling it
3. tedkord (Posts: 4816; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
A couple of places near me are in that 1% of 3g coverage that 4g doesn't cover. I dread being in those places if I need to do something data related on my phone, because Verizon's 3g is worse than dialup.
8. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
I was on the droid x which is 3g only for 3 years and could browse the web fine, watch netflix with very little loading and stream pandora with no buffering. Speedtests dont matter when its real life usage and I rarely had problems doing anything internet related on a 3g phone. But thats in the past as I am on the note 3 and have lte now with 0 dead zones that I can find where I live.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
One Wall Street Analyst has iPhone sales up 25%, yoy, which is the correct way to look at it.
5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Analysts just dream about Kate Upton but never manage to take her out on a date!
That said, was the analyst figure for Apple Inc or Verizon's iPhone sales?
6. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
We are talking about iPhone sales in the latest Verizon earnings release.
Analyst was Walter Piecyk -- it looks like the 25% yoy number may be from the conference call.
7. erikhdz36 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
Yeah yeah hate as much you like but Verizon's network is by far the best I tried att sprint T-Mobile they all suck so hate on Verizon haahaa
10. bwhiting (Posts: 169; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
even though that Razr update messed me up a bit I still would stay with them than going to any other carrier just due to I never get bad customer service and also get my issue resolved on the first call without calling back constantly
11. jake85012 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Feb 2014)
I was with Verizon for 9 yrs, even though they are the evil empire the coverage is the best. I am with AT&T now, mostly because verizon does not offer a very good plan for just a person that wants to activate one phone. Not everyone needs a damn family share plan. For unlimited talk, text and 2gbs data on verizon with one phone I was paying $100 mo. + taxes With the AT&T Go Phone plan I get the same for $60 and taxes included. and no contract and 4G LTE
I see Verizon has started to offer a single line 4G Lte plan $60 mo + taxes and 1gb data. I guess I'll stick it out with AT&T