Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices

Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices
Verizon has just reported its quarterly financials and things are looking solid for the nation's biggest carrier, with only a slight miss at subscriber additions. The earnings call and Q&A that followed reveal some interesting details about what the carrier has achieved throughout the third quarter of the year.

For starters, Verizon sold 5.6 million smartphones in this trimester with an impressive 2 million of them being the iPhone 4. Also 1.4 million LTE devices were sold and that's a big part of why carrier's profits are up on surging revenue from data. Big Red now covers 165 markets with LTE, reaching some 186 million Americans. 

When asked about more details about iPhone 4S sales, which the carrier only started in Q4, not the third quarter it reported about, Verizon CFO Fred Shammo said that the carrier ran out the first day and results have been very pleasing, but gave no concrete number.

4G LTE is also a major contributor and a differentiator for the carrier. Basically, Verizon is the only option for customers demanding more speed as AT&T is only starting to deploy its LTE service, while Sprint's WiMAX is noticeably slower and the Now Network has announced a transition to LTE which is not going to happen over a short period of time.

source: Verizon

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116 Comments

113. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Verizon does not sell very many Blackberry phones....even with AT&T things have slowed, where the Torch is the best Blackberry seller because of the 49.00 price tag. Palm/HP is a joke, so do not worry about them. WIN7/7.5 are doing ok, when the price right. I wish there was a better breakdown provided by Verizon. AT&T stated that almost half of their smartphones sold were not iphones.

106. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Wow, this article completely reveals the Apple favoring bias of iPhoneArena.com! There were actually MORE Android devices sold by Verizon in the third quarter than IOS devices. Just do the math. 5.6m - 2m IOS devices = 3.6 m ANDROID devices. I find myself reading this Apple marketing department's site less and less. GSMArena.com actually comes out with news first anyway and is often quoted by other sites, such as this Apple-loving site.

108. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So VZW didn't sell a single blackberry, palm or windows phone the entire quarter. Shows your brain damaged fanboy mind.

109. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

IPhone's followers are isheep culeros

110. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I would wager that all three of those OSes combined might account for a million sales in the quarter. I doubt it would be any more.

105. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Ho hummm, give us a unlimited data deal and we are excited, otherwise its a shiny new paperweight.

101. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Bottomline. Ip4 was the bestselling smartphone model on Verizon. All the android fanboys can do is add up all android devices sales from all android OEM's, from low end to high end android devices, and say, "look, there are more android devices sold than the iphone". Hahahahahahahaha.

95. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the cons of being a nerd.. they have the latest gadget just for bragging rights... they judge people when they dont pick a phone based on specs alone..

98. ogre150

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

Also known as getting iPhone 4S, because you know, it's the new iPhone. Not because it's worth it, but because it's Apple's latest and greatest and they told you to get it. "Baaaaah" goes the isheep.

104. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Not true. I don't get my devices for bragging rights. I'm typing on a 350 buck computer. I got the Atrix 4G, which obviously doesn't have the absolute highest specs out there. I don't look down on people for getting good phones even if they're lower speced. I recommended the Samsung Captivate for my nephew and the HTC Inspire for my nephew's parents. They weren't the highest speced phones on AT&T and definitely aren't now. I picked quality phones that would be good first Android phones for them. I look down on people who treat their device choices like a religious choice, where their brand loyalty is so fierce they refuse to even lay eyes on a competing brand/OS/device. For instance, I'd be willing to consider a Blackberry device if they put one out that's worth a damn, and if Palm had ever released a WebOS device with compelling hardware and their app support increased I'd consider them too. Windows Phone 7 is growing on me, and I even recognize that the iPhone would be worth trying if I could compromise my morals and give Apple money. So your definition is totally incorrect. I would start over if I were you.

111. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Then you are a wannabe geek... but low on funds... but still a geek....

116. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so what does that make you? oh incoherent apple defender for months before he ever even got his hands on an iphone? A pretender? A wannabe? The equivilant of a flag girl to a cheer leader? If only we could understand your gibber gabber!!

43. Reepa

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

There are comparing Apple product to every brand of android products.....wow wat are the odds in dat....It's kinda like the 300 spartans movie

52. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPhone is gearing up to smash android

61. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

More like the Galactic Empire vs. the Rebel Alliance.

63. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Get your nerd s**t out of here

70. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And what's wrong with being a nerd?

115. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Hes not smart enough to be a nerd. its jealousy.

22. Reepa

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Android is running on a million devices and IOS is only on the iphone....if Android was that great IOS should have been yesterdays news...so i guess its not since Apple is holding up against Sony, Samsung, HTC, Moto and all the other company......Apple rocks hate it or not and shud be given what it's deserved

31. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

i agree with you that apple has had an enormous impact and has produced one of the most iconic mobile devices in recent history, but the "end all be all" mentality that goes along with iOS is really not needed becuase every system has their strnghts and weaknesses

32. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

iOS also runs on iPads and iPod touch. Android is great. Same with iOS. Its just that both OS's will work better depending on how you use it, how you need it and how you want it. And Apple is already getting the credits that they deserve, they are making a lot of profits aren't those enough?

11. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The facts and truth gets moderated. On PA

10. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

9. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Never...!!!!!!

8. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

How is it a ouch for fandroids... vw is only one carrier. There are one million android activation daily in the world. Iphone will never have that luxury

17. Copycat

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I have an iPhone & played with Andriod device. I like both but prefer the iPhone, but to compare the 1 million android activations to the iPhone is not a fair comparison. Apple is 1 manufacturer with IOS on 1 device where andriod is an operating system on many different devices.

18. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

we're talking about OS here. If a person wants iOS or iPhone, they will get it. Same with Android and it doesnt matter what manufacturer. If people likes Android, they will get it.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Incorrect, iOS has traditionally been on at least two devices since the release of the iPhone 3G. And now there are three iPhones, two of which are on three carriers. Not to mention you have Apple's brutal marketing strategy and the fact that all Android phones compete against each other and iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. They're all in the same market, so it is COMPLETELY fair to compare OS to OS.

24. Copycat

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

It IS fair to compair OS to OS,but what I'm saying is that android has many more options of device & styles where IOS is only Apple iPhones. Not arguing the fact of the number of activations just the choices. Some people may like a particular manufacturer & that may influence their choices. B4 iPhone, I used only Nokia devices & if they has IOS I probably still would be using them. I'm not a Fandroid or iSheep, I have the phone I want & it serves it's purpose for me. Regardless of who sells or activates the most, I don't see one cent of the profits.

25. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Don't forget the iPad is an iOS device

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