Verizon activated 4 million iPhones in Q1, more than half its total smartphone sales

Verizon activated 4 million iPhones in Q1, more than half its total smartphone sales
Verizon Wireless has activated 4 million iPhones in the first quarter of the year, a 25% increase over its iPhone activations last year and more than 50% of the total amount of smartphones it sold.

Verizon sold 4 million iPhones out of 7.2 million smartphones in Q1 2013. This comes after the carrier sold a record shattering 6.2 million iPhones out of 9.8 million smartphones in Q4 2012.

Interestingly, while iPhone sales grew over the year, looking at the consecutive quarters, you’d see that Android’s percentage of smartphone sales is actually higher in the first trimester. Last quarter Verizon CFO Fran Shammo admitted the remainder of smartphones (non iPhones) were mostly Android devices and we have no reason to believe something has changed in Q1 2013.

As to iPhone sales, the carrier is saying half the iPhones it sold were on 3G and the other half were 4G LTE ones. This would mean a rough 2 million iPhone 5s sold by Verizon in the first quarter.

source: Verizon Wireless

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29 Comments

1. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Looks like 4mill people don't have a clue.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

There are more average joes than smart people in this world™ i agree+1®

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Sending this via your iP5?

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

More "RED Thumbs are on it's way"™ And here's 1 from TROLL™

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I second that.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol Troll he got you with that one bro

30. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Here's a -1 from Yours Truly! !

11. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I don't understand why you guys hate the iPhone so much. Without this device Android would have a molopoly. You should thank Apple for keeping the cost to Android phones competitive.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Look's like you're new to Technology and Tech world™

18. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

He is, indeed, fresh meat.

21. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I've been using this site since 2003. Used it to check and see when the new awesome flip phones were coming out! So no, I'm not quite "fresh meat".

5. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The problem is ppl keep on feeding verizon...if you want them to listen start a revelation. ...have millions of ppl protesr if not have millions switch from vzw in one day oh they will listen...when it comes to there money they will listen

6. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

sorry revolution

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

VERIZON and T-MOBILE should be Android exclusive™

8. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

A lot of people would leave those carriers if that happened, including myself.

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely coming from an iPhone user Quakan you are™ We all no that you love Apple™

13. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It has nothing to do with whether I like or dislike Apple, but it has everything to do with a carrier stripping away all other choices. We all know that the Big 4 wouldn't get rid of the iPhone after what they've had to go through to be able to offer it. I like being able to keep my options open and I know I wouldn't go to a carrier that only offers one platform. I know you're a Android extremist, but be realistic.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

If TM VRZN didn't sell the iPhones, a further 20% in decline would'ev been good™

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Y is that???

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hey Dark look whose back? Your pal Droiddoes! So they can stop the bullying and Litigation and let's all enjoy the tech, not banned products! You don't get this pathetic litigation in the Hifi Tvs and car companies?

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That I agree with

15. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

America still love their iPhone !

16. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I love android. But I hate android users like the ones on this page. Verizon is in the business of selling phones. If there customer's want Iphones, that's what Verizon is going to sell them. The average housewife could care less about innovation or Samsung Galaxy 3 or 4. Like Bruce Hornsby said "That's just the way it is".

17. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

That is true for the most part. Lots of people got the iPhone 4 simply b/c it is $.99 on a 2 year contract. Most of those people talk, text, take pictures, and use facebook and twitter. Not a lot other than that. The economy still sucks for a lot of people and a phone that cheap and simple is enticing to lots of consumers. I'm not an iPhone fan primarily b/c of Apple's behavior as a company, but the average consumer doesn't know and/or doesn't care about that. As kindlefireowner pointed out, that is just the way it is. The posters on this site are definitely not the "average user."

20. Rockbottom97

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I agree with this article. I'm sure half of them if not more were iPhone 4's. The phone's been free and all you have to say is iPhone and boom. The public is not as savy as us on this forum and most of them buy what they here on the TV, Radio, and lastly Internet.

23. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

yah exactly, It'd be interesting to see a comparison of which i phones are selling. I bet the 5 has a slight lead, but the 4 is probably selling tons. Verizon loves this because even though the 4 is free they get their customers on that 2 year contract.

28. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Free for the customer's. Not Verizon. They still have to pay Apple. So Apple is making money. Don't let your Apple hate get in the way of common sense. That's 4 million subsides paid to Apple.

24. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

With Verizon reporting "roughly half" being 4G LTE, is this the worst sales mix to date for a current iPhone model? Anyone know offhand what the numbers were from a year ago?

29. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's the biggest iLiE i'Ve ever read on PA.

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