Kantar: Verizon and AT&T control 65% of US smartphone sales, T-Mobile takes a dive
Much like the other numbers, Android is in the lead with 49.3% of smartphone sales in the US, iOS a close second with 43.7%. On the carrier side of things, again Verizon and AT&T easily claim the top spots. Verizon leads with 37.2% of smartphones sold in Q1 of 2013. AT&T takes second place at 27.9%, and Sprint in third place with 12.3%.
The rough news is that T-Mobile is the only carrier to see a decline in sales. Compared to Q1 of 2012, T-Mobile saw a drop from 12.7% to 9.5% of smartphones sold. And, given that T-Mobile's new plans make it much easier for users to bring their own phone, it's uncertain if T-Mobile will turn this around, or if the company is even aiming to.
So, this puts Verizon and AT&T combined at 65.1% of US smartphone sales, and you can be sure that both of those companies are looking to keep T-Mobile's numbers in the decline.