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

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

auchh that will leave a mark on the fandroids... looking forward to the excuses and cooked up numbers

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Ok read carefully. They sold 5.6M smartphones in total. 2M from iPhone and 1.4M from LTE devices. How about the remaining 2.2M? Those are most likely 3G Android phones. this will leave a mark on Apple fanboys... no more excuses for you guys..

3. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

+1 you have a point

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

people only like iphone due to the simplicity of the os. im sure if they played around with an android they would love it if they used the right one.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow... those 2.2 were the free android phones or could be blackberries and windows phone .. is dumb to think only android and IOS exist..

12. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

you think majority of those 2.2M are WP and BB? seriously?

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well i dont want to asume. so we just leave them out... unless you have proof those are 3g..

16. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

yeah I mean we really can't asume but 2.2M is a huge chunk. but seriously what comes to your mind? are most of it android or wp or bb? think about it. i know you know what it is.

30. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

look I know you want to be 3g soo bad,,, nothing comes to my mind.. i see it like that.. because if I assume.. you really think 500.000 daily activations of androids... really?.... is not good to assume.. because then , i start doubting everything.. totall iphone sales... android daily activations... reviews... to much for me.. but I do believe out of the 2.2 there is some 3G sales.. no doubt...

34. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

some? seriously? i'm sure you can do better than that..

28. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

doesnt really matter if the phone was free or not

44. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

when talking about sales.. yes it does "Verizon sold 2 million iPhones in Q3, 1.4 million LTE devices" it wouldnt be right to include free phones right?.. I know you can do better than that

49. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

free or not the device still was sold, the subsidy was just higher on that device. the manufacturer received full price for that device. so yes, free counts

53. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

then the title should be. Verizon bought.. not sold... then... but lets keep it simple.. the article is clear... just what is wrong with the article.. are you part of the justice league... because if you are please review the 500.000 daily activations of Android.... that sounds more shady

54. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

don't make yourself sound stupid gallito.. what's happening to you?

66. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

any device that leaves leaves a carrier either with a contract or at full retail price counts as sold regardless of the type of device

83. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

It sounds like you are saying if Verizon subsideses the phone that doesn't count... let me see which hone do they susbidise the most? Oh that is right apple I*hone.

100. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@arc. No. You read carefully. Nowhere in the article that stated that the remaining phones are android phones. You're just assuming. Galli is right. Android fanboys are cooking up their own numbers again in their kitchen, lol.

112. chack_fu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

i sell 3 androids OS to every iphone

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ahhh.. another needlessly inflammatory post from Gallito. What's your f**king excuse this time?

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ahhh hit a nerved when I mention .. cooked numbers... hmmm.. remember I asked.. what is your excuse...

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because it's an old joke and not even yours. Repeating a stupid joke which can be made about a grand total of five or six posts I've ever made doesn't make you clever or funny. It just makes you petty and stupid. And I've had my fill of petty and stupid on this site.

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you been calling names for a while now.. i can say the same thing... but I dont. but since you mention it.. please calling me names.. (same names) is getting old.... but dont worry remix already had your back and is contradicting the article as usual on Apple articles..or articles benefiting Apple

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And just what names are you talking about? You mean when you say something haughty and arrogant and I call you an elitist douchebag? Because yeah, Gallito, you've been reaping what you've sown here.

45. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

we can debate when you are in denial.. so .. you win.. I dont debate when people are in denial... sorry

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Who's in denial here? I admit that I knock you down frequently, but it's only in response to you being a jerk in the first place. Take this thread for instance: you were the FIRST COMMENTER and you made your post inflammatory and assholish. I merely responded to that.

88. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ahhh you almost broke my hearth. please you go around PA saying that you are neautral but we al know how much you hate Apple... please... dont trow the rock and hide your hand...

103. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Find a post anywhere where I said that I'm "neutral." You won't find it. I try to be *reasonable.* I try to give Apple the credit it deserves for what it does right. I don't like Apple, I haven't liked Apple for about a year now, and I make no secret of that. So what's your problem with me again?

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

cooked numbers... 5.6 million smartphones sold.. 2 million were i4.. that leaves 3.6 million smartphones sold. Even if you give a whopping million sold to blackberry (yea right), that leaves 2.6 million android phones sold. 1.4 million were LTE, which were ALL android. Not bad concidering how small the LTE footprint is right now, and the fact that most all LTE android phones are 300 bucks.

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

SCHAAAAAAAAWING!!!

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