AT&T hits record smartphone sales: 10 million in Q4 2012

AT&T hits record smartphone sales: 10 million in Q4 2012
AT&T, the nation’s second-largest carrier, sold 10 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2012, an amount that beats its previous record of 9.4 million smartphone sales in the same period last year.

That works out to around 110,000 smartphones sold every day. Moreover, AT&T broke sales records for both iPhones and Android smartphones.

AT&T traditionally sells the most iPhones out of all carriers in the United States, and in its portfolio of iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, the iPhone is the best sold platform.

AT&T will unveil the final results for its Holiday quarter on January 24th, but this is a pretty good indication of how good the carrier is doing.

source: Reuters



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31054; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad to b with AT&T. Sprint slow, Tmobile no lte, and Verizon is a nickel and dimer.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

hey dark, I have both services - they really are not not difference in terms of price.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm glad too. Been with AT&T for 9yrs now. and waiting anxiously for the XPERIA Z.

2. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I am glad to be with them too, it is just like I said before, do not believe everyone comments about them. I stay in NY and have a great service, Tmobile and Verizon do not have service in my house, they only get about 1 bar going on and off and in the basement it is worse, it just have no signal. I do not have any family with Sprint, so I do not know how they work in my house, but so far AT&T signal been great for me. I love my data share plan.

3. IamTheGodfatherofCell

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

ATT is far better for me than all the other carriers out there. Unlimited Data even after I upgraded twice ( not so much with Verizon), Unlimited calling to any cell carrier with texting package ( not so much Verizon) and coverage world wide is better than any other carrier ( can you hear me now Verizon ).....Plus I get 25% off my plan because of my career, not so much Verizon.

4. Stay_JeaL0us

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

i beg to differ. I have Verizon, kept my unlimited data upgrading from my iphone 4s to my iphone 5. I have unlimited Calling, Unlimited Texting, Unlimited Mobile HoitSpot all the while i'm on an incredibly reliable, and thoroughly developed 4g LTE network. and sure i can go anywhere i want that supports a sim card, because the Verizon iphone 5 if factory unlocked out of the box. And my employer gives me the same 25% off my monthly access fees with Verizon. People need to not complain about Verizon. Most people don't understand what they offer, or ways around the little "obstacles" that Verizon places in front of their customers. If you know anything about how a carrier works, theres ALWAYS a loophole.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

AT&T and Verizon - not much difference - both offer employee discounts, hotspot, data...I will admit that you cannot get unlimited mobile hotspot with AT&T unless you root your Android phone. AT&T still beats the crap out of Verizon for international service in terms of coverage, for now.

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I kind of miss AT&T, mainly because I miss having a SIM card. Feels like I'm missing out since I have a phone on Sprint that can run 4G LTE, but it's just not here in my city yet. All the while, most of friends on other carriers have 4G LTE or 4G HSPA+.

6. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

What I like about the rise of AT&T is that they're not focused solely on the iPhone anymore. They have variety and thats good to see

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

they still sell plenty of iphones, thanks to their 99c iphone 4 and 99.99 iphone 4S, but their customers are slowly realizing that an iphone is not the only smartphone, and not even the best smartphone for the last few years.

14. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

and thats the point im making because we all know how much of a crutch AT&T was about having ONLY the iPhone as their primary smartphone a few years ago!! i love variety because thats what makes the world go round lol

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Waiting to see the numbers for Lumia sale or WP8 phone's sale..........

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

do not hold your breathe - they probably sold 800,000 of them at 49.99 or less is a start.

12. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

AT&T said yesterday at CES that they sell more windows phones than any other carrier in the world. while we dont know the numbers yet, it is a good start.

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