Verizon activated 9.8 million smartphones, more iPhones in Q4 2012

Verizon activated 9.8 million smartphones, more iPhones in Q4 2012
After AT&T yesterday broke the news that it has beaten its all-time smartphone sales record this past quarter by selling 10 million devices and now Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest carrier, said that it has activated 9.8 million smartphones, a record number in Q4 2012.

Interestingly, the carrier also mentioned it has activated a “higher mix of Apple smartphones.” We’d only get the official numbers on January 22nd at the financials release and earnings call.

Activated does not necessarily mean sold, but chances are the sales number is close to that. Last quarter, Verizon outsold AT&T selling 6.8 million smartphones against 6.1 million for AT&T.

Earlier, we already saw some of Verizon’s quarterly data leak, showing it gained 2.1 million post-paid subscribers in Q4 2012, accelerating growth over the previous quarter’s 1.5 million additions.

source: The Verge

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7 Comments

1. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

who cares there both over priced

4. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

Who do you use?tmo or metro remember you get what you pay for.Verizon has the best coverage period.

6. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

i have sprint and verizon and by far sprint is cheaper and honestly i get the same service on both phones

7. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

yea go up north like say white mountains region verizon rules.

2. rd311

Posts: 10; Member since: May 08, 2010

They are both overpriced!! I just can't understand how any one picks AT&T over Verizon. I travel a lot and at&t's coverage sucks. The company I work for tried AT&T lap top cards and changed to Verizon after the first month. Not only do there coverage sucks their customer service is worse.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Depends on where u are. In Vegas where I live att is great, Verizon so so

5. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

There are always places in the US and the world where one carrier works better than the others. While it is not always Verizon, you are much more likely to get quality coverage from Verizon than any other carrier. All the independent research seems to agree on that topic, and from my travels, I do too. For people that travel, you will get more quality for your money from Verizon. If you don't travel much, then another carrier and their pricing might work for you. Nothing is one size fits all except for spandex, and God help us for that disaster of a clothing choice lol.

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