Verizon CFO: Pleased with holiday sales even beyond the DROID

Verizon CFO: Pleased with holiday sales even beyond the DROID
Verizon Communications CFO John Killian says that beyond the continued success and popularity of the Motorola DROID, he is very pleased with the sales of Verizon's current lineup. During an investor's conference webcast, Killian repeated the carrier's goal of adding 1 million bill-paying customers per quarter for the largest U.S. carrier. Helping drive revenue is the fact that many customers buying Big Red's first two Android devices-the DROID and HTC's DROID ERIS-are upgrading from having no internet service to adding a data plan so that they can surf the internet and take advantage of the powerful services on the new phones. "The good news there is a lot of the upgrades have come from customers who didn't have a data plan," said Killian, who said that the key driver for Verizon in the future will be wireless data. The wireless operator has put aside big bucks for its largest marketing campaign ever on the DROID. Other notable devices offered by Verizon over the holiday season is the much improved BlackBerry Storm2, the LG Chocolate Touch and the Samsung Omnia II.

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9 Comments

8. dandirk unregistered

I love the fact they say the boost is due to people getting data packages so customers can take advantage of the web... Forcing/mandetory data packages on smart phones didn't have anything to do with that I am sure!

9. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

why would you even want a pda/droid/bb without a data plan anyways??? it's like building a sand castle with a bull dozer. you just don't need that much power!

4. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

It said upcoming omnia 2 They must have changed the story

7. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Yes they did, lol.

3. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

either I'm late and Phone Arena made a correction, or you guys mis-read the article...

6. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

you were late, haha, it was pretty blatant.

1. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

Golly gee whiz phonearena I sure can't wait for the Omnia 2 to come out in all of negative one week!!!

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

I second that I guess that phone we played with last week to c if the wife liked that new swype typing must have been the omnia 1.99 Cant wait to c the omnia 2

5. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

Aw phone arena good job cleaning up (if only after some people readyour article)! If you ever need a pre-publishing editor feel free to drop me a line!!!

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