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Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices

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Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices
Verizon has just reported its quarterly financials and things are looking solid for the nation's biggest carrier, with only a slight miss at subscriber additions. The earnings call and Q&A that followed reveal some interesting details about what the carrier has achieved throughout the third quarter of the year.

For starters, Verizon sold 5.6 million smartphones in this trimester with an impressive 2 million of them being the iPhone 4. Also 1.4 million LTE devices were sold and that's a big part of why carrier's profits are up on surging revenue from data. Big Red now covers 165 markets with LTE, reaching some 186 million Americans. 

When asked about more details about iPhone 4S sales, which the carrier only started in Q4, not the third quarter it reported about, Verizon CFO Fred Shammo said that the carrier ran out the first day and results have been very pleasing, but gave no concrete number.

4G LTE is also a major contributor and a differentiator for the carrier. Basically, Verizon is the only option for customers demanding more speed as AT&T is only starting to deploy its LTE service, while Sprint's WiMAX is noticeably slower and the Now Network has announced a transition to LTE which is not going to happen over a short period of time.

source: Verizon

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:20 6

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


auchh that will leave a mark on the fandroids... looking forward to the excuses and cooked up numbers

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:26 16

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Ok read carefully. They sold 5.6M smartphones in total. 2M from iPhone and 1.4M from LTE devices. How about the remaining 2.2M? Those are most likely 3G Android phones.

this will leave a mark on Apple fanboys... no more excuses for you guys..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:28 6

3. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


+1 you have a point

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:36 3

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Ahhh.. another needlessly inflammatory post from Gallito. What's your f**king excuse this time?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:36 4

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


people only like iphone due to the simplicity of the os. im sure if they played around with an android they would love it if they used the right one.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:46 5

6. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow... those 2.2 were the free android phones or could be blackberries and windows phone .. is dumb to think only android and IOS exist..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:47 1

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ahhh hit a nerved when I mention .. cooked numbers... hmmm.. remember I asked.. what is your excuse...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:55 4

12. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


you think majority of those 2.2M are WP and BB? seriously?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:00 2

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well i dont want to asume. so we just leave them out... unless you have proof those are 3g..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:00 3

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because it's an old joke and not even yours. Repeating a stupid joke which can be made about a grand total of five or six posts I've ever made doesn't make you clever or funny. It just makes you petty and stupid. And I've had my fill of petty and stupid on this site.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:18 4

15. remixfa (Posts: 14337; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


cooked numbers...

5.6 million smartphones sold.. 2 million were i4..
that leaves 3.6 million smartphones sold. Even if you give a whopping million sold to blackberry (yea right), that leaves 2.6 million android phones sold.

1.4 million were LTE, which were ALL android. Not bad concidering how small the LTE footprint is right now, and the fact that most all LTE android phones are 300 bucks.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:18 2

16. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


yeah I mean we really can't asume but 2.2M is a huge chunk. but seriously what comes to your mind? are most of it android or wp or bb? think about it. i know you know what it is.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:36

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


SCHAAAAAAAAWING!!!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:49 1

26. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


LTE devices includes mobile broadband


iPhone still best selling phone on VZW. Bottom line

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:51 4

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And Android is the best selling OS on Verizon. ;)

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:52 3

28. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


doesnt really matter if the phone was free or not

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:52 2

29. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


who would compare iPhones to mobile broadbands? it obviously means LTE phones..

and no one argues that the iPhone is the best selling phone. everyone knows that that is a fact. but you should also know that the Android is the best selling mobile OS. and that is a fact.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:53 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look I know you want to be 3g soo bad,,, nothing comes to my mind.. i see it like that.. because if I assume.. you really think 500.000 daily activations of androids... really?.... is not good to assume.. because then , i start doubting everything.. totall iphone sales... android daily activations... reviews... to much for me.. but I do believe out of the 2.2 there is some 3G sales.. no doubt...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:02 1

34. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


some? seriously? i'm sure you can do better than that..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:05

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you been calling names for a while now.. i can say the same thing... but I dont. but since you mention it.. please calling me names.. (same names) is getting old.... but dont worry remix already had your back and is contradicting the article as usual on Apple articles..or articles benefiting Apple

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:06 1

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wel that can be disputed as 30% of Androids in the verizon line up are free...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:07 3

37. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


not to interrupt, but what does the price of the phone matter?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:08 2

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


can you show me proof of that. real numbers.. the 2.2 doesnt say it was android... if this was a court... your argument wouldnt hold... dude.. why .. you are assuming... without facts...

ps. and on a debate it would hold either. specially when your are known to use future numbers... instead of facts.. current facts...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:09 2

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And just what names are you talking about? You mean when you say something haughty and arrogant and I call you an elitist douchebag? Because yeah, Gallito, you've been reaping what you've sown here.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:24 2

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


when talking about sales.. yes it does

"Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices"

it wouldnt be right to include free phones right?.. I know you can do better than that

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:25

45. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we can debate when you are in denial.. so .. you win.. I dont debate when people are in denial... sorry

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:26 1

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we are talking about sales... it does matter

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:28 1

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They said LTE devices not phones. Look it up if you don't believe me.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:29 1

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How do you know that? 2 million of 5.6 is 36%. VZW also sells blackberry and windows and palm.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:30 2

49. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


free or not the device still was sold, the subsidy was just higher on that device. the manufacturer received full price for that device. so yes, free counts

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