Q1 report shows how U.S. carriers stack up agains each other

Q1 report shows how U.S. carriers stack up agains each other
Most U.S. carriers have already published their Q1 results, but it would be really time-consuming for us to get all the data into one place and make a nice and clean comparison of the important figures. That's where Strategy Analytics comes in with its Q1 2010 report on how the U.S. carriers perform and how they stack up against each other.

By the looks of it, Verizon Wireless and AT&T are well ahead of the others, with some 92 million and 86 million customers respectively. As usual, following on 3rd and 4th place are Sprint and T-Mobile USA, with 47 million and 33 million customers respectively. Anyways, check the table for some other interesting details like Net Adds, Data % of Service Revenue and ARPU rates, as they paint the clear picture of how each carrier in the U.S. performs. Even more information is expected to be available sometime next week when Strategy Analytics plans to publish its 2010 U.S. carrier outlook report.

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Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

When VZW merged with Altell the diff betwen ATT customers was around 10 millions, now is les than 6 millions no wonder Slow-rizon wants the iphone A.S.P..........!!!!

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is due to the power of the FORCE!!!....errr....I phone - Verizon is smart to align itself with GOOGLE and come out with several phones to combat the IPHONE - I wish AT&T would get some of those phones, but, as I have said numerous times, Steve Jobs and AT&T's CEO are ensuring that the IPHONE is the number one appealing phone on the network....sucks.... "If your DONKEY is old....get a new DONKEY"

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Careful, your inferiority complex is showing! This article wasn't about VZW vs att, nor was it about the iPhone. People here are too smart to fall for the "ATT is the fastest network and have the best phones." You really think that half a second difference in speed that you get in select locations, at select times of the day, under perfect weather conditions really makes a difference to the average user? Or even the most technically savvy? I can assure you it doesn't, you and your beloved att will find that out when any other carrier gets an iPhone. That's your crutch, and it's sad because it turning a great company into a one-trick pony. You are right about one thing though, VZW does want it! You know why...because there are MILLIONS of potential customers who want the iPhone but hate att! The same price as VZW, with less 3G coverage and the most dropped calls of the big 4? I've said it before and I'll say it again, ATT better pray VZW doesn't get the iPhone!

17. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

ATT better not pray if the iphone is what made ATT the the Android made Verizon, ATT would be ahead of the game if they got a decent Android phone with open market instead of closing it from google

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

As much as we phone geeks tend to get tired of the iPhone press and as much as I know DOGIEFRESH will get buried for his comment, what he says is kind of true. As much as Android is just as capibile as the iPhone, the general public wants the iPhone. In the end, to them the Droid, the Palm Pre, and anything else is just an iPhone wanna-be. I have no doubt that AT&T will surprass Verizon with the most customers in the coming years as long as the iPhone stays relavent.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

when vzw bought alltell, it added 12 million subscribers. when ATT bought Cingular, it added over 20 million subscribers, which was the only reason ATT was ever ahead of VZW. VZW was adding more subscribers than ATT every year regardless of mergers and was only like 3-4 million away from moving BACK IN FRONT of ATT without the Alltell merger. This is the first QUARTER in a long time that ATT outpaced VZW. VZW wins every YEAR though. So your arguement about that arguement is void. And didnt they just release a press bit saying that android is outpacing sales of the iphone in the US? So your entire arguement is kinda void.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

The argument is that the gap between Verizon and AT&T has closed since the Verizon merger, not what each company added after they merged with their respective companies. The original poster said Alltel merged with Verizon, the gap was around 10 million between the companies. If Verizon did indeed consistantly add more subs than AT&T, then that gap would have grown, but the gap has actually shrunk. Don't confuse me for a fanboy...Verizon and AT&T are a utility bill to me. This is based on numbers alone, not my love or hate for a utility bill.

6. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

AT&T has also outpaced VZW in terms of net adds in Q3 and Q4 of 2009 btw: http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Thanks-to-DROID-Verizon-is-catching-up-to-AT-T-article-a_9120.ht ml

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Methinks you are confusing things - SBC bought out Bell SOUTH - these two companies owned CINGULAR in a joint partnership - and there was no gain in the customer base. The big gain came from the merger of the old AT&T WIRELESS and CINGULAR back in 2004, or so.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Again, go back to all of the quarters since IPHONE came out - in the majority of them, excluding the ALLTEL merger, AT&T gained more customer, or gained a higher % of customers compared to own subscriber base.

12. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

The problem with the iPhone is the fact that Steve Jobs refuses to adapt to the changing pace of the internet and the was of Adobe Flash. He states that it would require a huge change in everything. Bull, Steve Jobs is just a pansy for not wanting to admit that his product will be less than par come the end of June, and then we will see who wants a droid on Verizon. But wait a minute, I have a droid, its not rooted, and yet I can pull up websites with flash video on them, and watch the videos, weird.... but that is because of the skyfire browser. iPhone will soon be a thing of the past, and the little green robot is the sign of the future. When Steve Jobs decides to pull his head out of his ass and supports flash, the iPhone will be a hit again, but until then, ANDROID USERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!!!!!

15. JeffdaBeat unregistered

How is it that any time someone ever talks about the iPhone, someone has to come out with why the iPhone sucks? Okay, the iPhone sucks and yet it sells like crazy. I know we as tech geeks have specific things we love/hate about the iPhone, but Apple doesn't make stuff directly for us...they make it for the general public and the GP loves the iPhone. The iPhone isn't going to have flash and never will. And because of that, Apple has a lot of power and almost forces websites to adapt HTML5. Get over it dude.

21. TitanArmada

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

Be sure to know your facts in reference to wireless company buy outs. AT&T did not buy cingular, their parent landline companies merged and required the rebranding of everything to AT&T. the FCC did not approve the purchase of Cingular by AT&T, and had the parent Bell companies not merged I highly doubt the FCC would have approved the VZW/Altell buyout/merge even with its restrictions that were set in place.

4. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

The iphone needs to stay on at&t. The minute it goes to another carrier it will stifle competition. Give Google a chance to gain a foothold on the major carriers. Currently all carriers have their "killer" device. The Incredible. The Evo. The HD2? The more subscribers that get the iphone will eventually stress the at&t network to the point of sustained sub par service. If they don't update their towers quickly enough they could pull a sprint. Once the novelty of owning an iphone becomes passe all this fanatical obsession over a material object might subside.

7. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Will eventually stress the AT&T network? That has been happening already since the launch of the 3G iPhone.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It did initially, but AT&T has improved things greatly - NYC is improving, but SAN FRAN, due to numerous zoning issues, has a ways to go.... My wife has owned her iphone for 2 mnths - when we go down south, I will report to you all how her phone did....lol.

16. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Here's the thing, I don't think the iPhone is some fad. It's been 3 years now and people still want the device. Every other device, no matter how much it has in its own merit, will still be called an "iPhone Wannabe." I would put everything I have on the fact that if you give people the choice on their network of the iPhone and these so-called iPhone killers, they'd all pick the iPhone. As for AT&T...there is nothing AT&T wants less than bad press. What's awesome is the company has a LOT of money and they are aggressively using it to improve the network leaps and bounds. It's to the point now where it has almost double the speed 3G than even Verizon. And as long as they are getting bad press, they will do everything in their power to combat it by improving things. Who does it pay off for the most...me. In their attempts to gain new customers, I will get better service than before.

20. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I know many people who would pick the "i p h o n e k i l l e r s ". I hate those words.

14. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

That gap in the subscribers is going to shrink when AT&T gets the rest of Alltel - and I know what you're thinking..."Verizon bought Alltel, this guys a moron"...Wrong, here's what you do - go towww.alltel.com, enter the zip code 58001 ( if it pulls up with a different zip click change zip and then enter it ) and then click on the link at the top of the page that says "AT&T Merger Info" - it's funny b/c AT&T is actually getting 9 MORE states than Verizon is ( 15 vs 6 )

18. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Nice and here is the link for those who don't believe http://www.alltel.com/wps/portal/AlltelPublic/!ut/p/c1/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hnP2-DoCBDAwN_ HxcnAyNLZ0PLIE9DIN9MPxykA0mFu3eokYFRgFOwWZi7i5GBgQFE3gAHcDTQ9_PIz03VL8jOTnN0VFQEAPhJpK4!/dl2/d1/L0l DU0lKSWdrbUEhIS9JRFJBQUlpQ2dBek15cXchL1lCSkoxTkExTkk1MC01RncvN19DTkswUlIxMDBPTERCMDI5QzE5UkkxMTBHNC 8xX19fXzY!/?WCM_PORTLET=PC_7_CNK0RR100OLDB029C19RI110G4_WCM&WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/ATT Personal/home/p/customerservice/annoucements/announcements_merger.html

19. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

i saw this story and went no dont go there you know whats gonna happen i get here and yet my service is better then your service. what was i thinking? maybe once it would be different. ok you all can stop laughing at me now :P

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