AT&T reports insane amount of iPhone sales

AT&T reports insane amount of iPhone sales
The nation’s exclusive retailer for the Apple iPhone has set record numbers after reporting that 5.2 million iPhones were activated over the course of the summer.

Of these 5 million plus activations, 24% of them were for new customers which are sure to go a long way in their everlasting battle against Verizon for nationwide mobile supremacy. The tides could certainly shift if Verizon were to add the iPhone to their stable of smartphones, but for the time being that is merely a rumor.

Overall, AT&T added 2.6 million new subscribers. Simple math will tell us that the iPhone was responsible for half of that total. Like the title says, insane numbers being reported.

Take a look at the press release in the link, and you will see that AT&T had perhaps the greatest quarter in their history. Revenues are up, growth is up, and the overall amount of customers is up even in regards to mobile broadband. Not a bad quarter for a network that faces so much scrutiny. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Gizmodo

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. XxVerbalxX unregistered

How much you want to bet half are iphone fans and the other half is pissed off Verizon customers who didnt want to have to pay 9.99/mo for a new phone that does the same or less than what their current one did? course that is excluding the usual people brought in from sprint tmobile and the rest.

2. Reality check unregistered

Att has data package and text requirements, check their plans and phones in their website. These numbers are inflated, still if someone I'd pissed about paying $9.99 for data why would they pay $30 for the data plan for the whIphone?

3. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Hey reality check, Shit hole verizon makes ppl get a $9.99 data plan on their non smart phones. So shut the fuck up about the $30 data. Besides att does not offer the $30 plan anymore. You dont know what you are talking about. Too bad the rating are gone from the new PA.

4. hawk is a moron 26 unregistered

Hey hawk, The data plans are because customers like you bitched and moaned about their "pockets" pressing buttons and going online and getting a 300.00 bill! Basically vzw put all their customers in time out. The people that will switch if verizon gets the iphone are the ones who know att's network sucks and, they had verizon before att had the i phone.. people dont realize the only reason why att had so many ads is because its the only network you can get that stupid phone on. Vzw will offer an unlimied data plan too.. why wouldnt most of them switch? lol i take it your not a business/marketing/or common sense major are you?

5. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

The verizon 9.99 data plan are just a way for verizon to fuck their customer base once again. They also charge you data for downloading PAID apps from them. That is total crap. I have had verizon for around 6 years. I know their plans/network/service well. I also see how they like to screw their customers. Verizon has a very weak phone line up. They are putting all their eggs into smart phone line. That will cost them. Not everyone wants or will pay for a smart phone. Att offers a 15 plan to help the people on the fence about going to a smart phone. ATT has always had a better phone line up. I left ATT for verizon because of customer service. I have now left verizon for about the same reason.

13. ihateapple unregistered

I'm guessing you haven't seen the new data pricing coming have you hawk?

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Customers bitched and moaned? Do you know Verizon got fined almost 90 million for those phantom 1.99 charges?

6. moose1122 unregistered

Damn Hawk, you sure are defensive about the piece of shit that is ATT. Others may have had problems with Vzw's customer service, but I have had nothing but good experiences with them. If you don't like something that they are offering, I can't tell you how many times I have talked them into something they "weren't supposed to do". ATT screwed my bill up multiple times when I was with them, and they're data packages now SUCK!!! At least Vzw is offering unlimited data for smartphones still, even after tiered pricing goes into effect. Try that with your precious ATT. Oh wait, they don't have unlimited data anymore. If you don't like Vzw, then don't sign a contract with them, otherwise you can give up your trolling on here, cause nobody wants to hear it.

7. tkfox007 unregistered

That's 8.9 million less than what Steve Jobs said

9. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

I have unlimited data on my iphone 4.

10. Carp unregistered

Hey guys, cut hawk some slack. He is just another member of Jobs' brainwashed legion of apple fanboys. In fact, you should feel sorry for him because he has yet to see the light that is Android.

11. Hawk Sux Jobs Nutz and is a mo unregistered

the lawsuit was a pr move, because customers were unhappy and they all called in. verizon looked great in that and they got away with it. they spent 90 mill in credits.. but do you really think they cared? lol they made that back in a month with the people they added with just 9.99 data plans ! lol think about it ... that plan makes more sence then not.. and btw you dont have to take a multimedia device. most of the people who want those phones cant use them!!! so why not have a flat rate so if "pocket data" happens then they reduce call volume, and the customers bill stays the same and everyones happy. I could see if they dont offer the FEATURE PHONE OPTION but they do. You have no reason to hate verizon, and yes they are smartphone oriented because its a smartphone market. Why would they focus on any other market when thats where the money is? Your prescious att did the same thing with the iphone!!! lol you dont know your ass from a hole in the wall dude... also att has a better phone lineup of feature phones and non smartphones because the phone manufacturrers would rather make a phone with gsm rather then cdma so they can sell it in more countries! look at sony! theyve never made a cdma phone.. nokia also stopped putting phones on verizon!!! LTE will change all that though, but seriously man get a grip btw

12. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

You guys have no clue. I had the verizon android phone. It was crap. My guess is most of you are on verizon cause mommy/daddy wont let you switch. I can't wait till about this time next year. We will see how many of you still love verizon after they continue to ruin their android phones with bloatware and verizon controls. They are going to force their vcast app market on you. They are forcing bing on their phones(bing is nice buy you all hate it).

14. Carp unregistered

Which Android phone? Actually, while I am on a plan with my mom, she was wanting to switch to Sprint (NOT AT&T has no 3G coverage where I'm at, unlike Verizon) when the contract would have expired but I said I wanted the DX and guess what, she was fine with it. In other words, I picked Verizon. You know it is just a simple matter of rooting the phone and guess what, bloatware and everything else can be removed. You also, obviously, haven't looked at a DX because MotoBlur is hardly even on it which is a step back. As for bing, with Google Android on the phone, it just goes nicer with other Google applications. Oh, and in a few months, when the T2 comes out, there will be many more jumping to Verizon because the fastest phone coupled with the best network just goes together.

15. sjung

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 22, 2010

Why is Verizon so hated? Is it because its the best? :-)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.