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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: 4690; 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 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: 4690; 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, 10:55 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: 4690; 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, 11:18 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, 11:53 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 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, 12:24 2

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 12:30 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

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:42

53. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


then the title should be. Verizon bought.. not sold... then... but lets keep it simple.. the article is clear... just what is wrong with the article.. are you part of the justice league... because if you are please review the 500.000 daily activations of Android.... that sounds more shady

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:44 6

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


don't make yourself sound stupid gallito.. what's happening to you?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:02 2

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


any device that leaves leaves a carrier either with a contract or at full retail price counts as sold regardless of the type of device

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:42 1

83. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


It sounds like you are saying if Verizon subsideses the phone that doesn't count... let me see which hone do they susbidise the most? Oh that is right apple I*hone.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:46

100. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@arc. No. You read carefully. Nowhere in the article that stated that the remaining phones are android phones. You're just assuming. Galli is right. Android fanboys are cooking up their own numbers again in their kitchen, lol.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 12:29

112. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


i sell 3 androids OS to every iphone

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:36 3

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7086; 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, 10:47 1

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 11:00 3

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7086; 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, 12:05

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 12:09 2

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7086; 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, 12:25

45. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 12:52 2

56. Sniggly (Posts: 7086; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Who's in denial here? I admit that I knock you down frequently, but it's only in response to you being a jerk in the first place. Take this thread for instance: you were the FIRST COMMENTER and you made your post inflammatory and assholish. I merely responded to that.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:56

88. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ahhh you almost broke my hearth. please you go around PA saying that you are neautral but we al know how much you hate Apple... please... dont trow the rock and hide your hand...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 20:41 1

103. Sniggly (Posts: 7086; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Find a post anywhere where I said that I'm "neutral." You won't find it. I try to be *reasonable.* I try to give Apple the credit it deserves for what it does right. I don't like Apple, I haven't liked Apple for about a year now, and I make no secret of that. So what's your problem with me again?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:18 4

15. remixfa (Posts: 13913; 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, 11:36

23. networkdood (Posts: 6271; 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: 7086; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


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

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:06 1

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 12:26 1

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we are talking about sales... it does matter

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:32 3

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


free still counts in overall sales number

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:04 1

80. remixfa (Posts: 13913; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and on the opposite side 40% are over 200 bucks.. which more than makes up for the free ones that NO ONE buys.. lol

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:58

89. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


clearly you know nothing about sales do you.. becuase Nokia can use that strategy to keep afloat for al the revenue they generated a few years ago whe they were on top. .to make it trough tough times.. right.. wow... I know you are smart but like to fool people..

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 17:48

114. remixfa (Posts: 13913; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup, i know nothing about sales.. your right. my 10 years of successfully turning around failing businesses taught me nothing! I shall bow to the all mighty and superior gallito for all further business advice.
Oh, and it also definately doesnt help that i have worked for 2 of the 4 major cell carriers and have first hand knowledge of products and sales figures.

nope.. nope.. gallito knows best!

especially since NOONE CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR RAMBLING IDIOTIC STATEMENTS.

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, 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, 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, 12:52

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


I know what you are saying don't be ridiculous. What I'm saying is why would you include mobile broadbands if you are talking about cellphones.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:54 1

58. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


LTE could also mean.... tablets.. this is opening a can of worms... just take the article as is... damm you guys dispute everything..huh

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:08 2

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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, 12:51

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


2.2M is a missing quote gallito. iPhones are done with 2M. Android still has 3G models that are accountable on that remaining 2.2M. Course WP, BB and other feature phones are still included but that still is a huge chunk. It is possible that on the verizon network alone, Android outsold iOS.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:55 1

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


It's 5.6 million total. When you take out iPhones it leaves 3.6 million.


Possible that all android phones outsold the iPhone but not for sure. Of course sniggly doesn't need proof to believe android won.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:16

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


remember this taco?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Smartphones-are-picking-up-market-share-Android-still-top-dog-Nielsen-study-shows_id21752

isn't that enough proof that Android outsells iOS?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:19 2

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


We're talking about this quarter on VZW only. Why do fandroids try to take the argument to left field?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:38 2

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


If you're not an iSheep, you would think that the majority of the remaining 2.2 million smartphones are 3G Androids.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:00 1

65. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look fact are that Andoid is the best selling OS in the world... fact... LTE is not just smartphones...could be tablets.. your concern is that missing chunk... your are digging too much... why not work with what we know.. instead of what we dont know..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:28 2

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


Come'on gallito. Let's try to be fair here. The article is about smartphone sales. They are dumb to include tablets and broadbands in that figure. And we should not forget the 3G models which arent mentioned but left a very questionable 2.2M remaining in their figures. Please tell me that I'm correct gallito.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:54

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


You're not Apple announced LTE sales as in All LTE devices including broadband

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 14:01 2

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


You wanna read it again taco? You always argue stupidity. THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT SMARTPHONE SALES YOU UNDERSTAND?? SMARTPHONE SALES! S-M-A-R-T P-H-O-N-E-S! not BROADBANDS!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 16:15 1

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


You're wrong the article is about VZW's announcement of q3 results. Not smartphone sales.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 14:19 1

75. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you are not being fair. give credit were credit is due.... like i said why are you concentrating in those 2.2 so much.. nobody knows what those 2.2 are... the only fair is to play with number that we know... thats fair.. is in it?...the only thing you are correct is missing porcentage. I agree and it makes it difficult.. but because we dont know.. we cant just give it to Android. can we?...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 14:35 1

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


here's another fact gallito, vzw has 3 BB models, 1 WP and 5 LTE phones by Q3 and the rest are a horde of android 3G models. given the fact that theres no specific figures for the 3G sales, but a hole of 2.2 million, it's more likely to be a majority of 3G androids.. just deal with it then get over it.. you'll have your moment by Q4..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:24

81. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well show me proof... please... that the 2.2 is for 3g phones... your basing the discussion on something that cannot be proven,.. as logic as it seems.. you cant prove it... o rcan you not assume for a second and talk FACTS.... I could assume that now with the iphone4S will kill al otgher phones,... I have no facts other than my opinion or that it sold more than a million on one weekend.... is that simple...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:35 2

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


come on gallito we both know that the article didnt mention what the remaining 2.2M units are but as an educated person, you would asume that the majority of the 2.2M are for 3G android. given the fact that vzw has an immense line up of 3G android phones.. even if you give the BB and WP a chance which i doubt they sell a million units combined, 3G Android will win that chunk of 2.2M.

the way you argue sometimes makes me think you are an educated person, but i guess you're turning things around now..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:53

85. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


as an eductaed person I learn not to assumed... because you know what happens whe we assumed... I dont even use logic... because how can you explain that a 3G iphone out sells a 4G device.. right?... defys logic.. that why is not good to assume... i am very educated so when I debate.... i rather use facts..

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