Verizon activated 6.2 million iPhones of 9.8 million total smartphones in Q4 2012

Verizon activated 6.2 million iPhones of 9.8 million total smartphones in Q4 2012
Verizon Wireless has just posted its quarterly results and while the nearly $2 billion loss might be shocking, what’s more shocking is that the nation’s largest carrier managed to deliver one of its best quarters in terms of new subscriptions and smartphones sales.

Of course, a huge part of the loss is the damaged infrastructure in the East Coast after the devastating hurricane Sandy.

What most of you could be wondering, though, is just how many smartphones, iPhones, Androids and Windows Phones did Verizon sell in Q4 2012?

The answer is a whopping 9.8 million. What’s even more interesting is that 6.2 million, or almost two thirds of them were Apple iPhones. The majority of the remainder are Android devices.

This is a very impressive number. Here is how Verizon iPhone sales broke down in previous periods:

- 3.1 million iPhones activated in Q3 2012
- 4.2 million iPhones activated in Q4 2011

This definitely sets expectations high for Apple’s own results about to be unveiled soon.

source: AllThingsD



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

iphone sales like crazy infact there is no big improvement

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

wouldnt huge phone sales naturally result in a loss? they lose money on the phone initially, then get that money back over the two years of service, correct? or do the numbers not get reported like that?

9. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

anyone care to speculate why this is getting thumbed down? i really dont get the users on this site.

3. iPone.Lost.Momentum

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

iPhone is PROVEN bad for carrier. All the USA carrier profit were SUCKED into Apple HQ. So, why operator were not REVOLT against iphone in USA? It seems to me that these carrier better to lost user but still profitable than becoming Only China Mobile, the LARGEST carrier in the world with 600 million user that did NOT bow down into virus.... i mean apple

4. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Well, Ipone.lost.momentum, in the US Verizon wireless has these things called upgrade fees that they charged each iphone at $30.00 USD multiply that by 6.2 million, equals, $186 million USD. And lets not forget the fact that a Carriers most profitable good it has is text messaging which is standard Additional fee $30.00 over the monthly bill with Talk PLUS Data trust me, They are laughing all the way to the bank, while others are chuckle.

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well, we feel bad for Verizon, maybe they should increase their fees by $3 across the board to recoupe some of the money caused by the storm. Eliminate unlimited data, give people what they are asking for e.g. Share data across devices, and maybe charge people whom, paid retail for their phone, same as people under contract. Yeah that should do it.

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh, I see what you did there...+1.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are correct, but only if your ignorant. People have options, they just choose to pay more.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31370; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

6.2 million happy customers. Not bad...

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