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Verizon Activated Record 9.8 Million Smartphones in Q4 2012

U.S. carrier activated a "higher mix of Apple smartphones."

U.S. carrier Verizon has announced that it activated a record 9.8 million smartphones during 2012's quarter four.

Verizon Wireless, the United States' leading major carrier, also said it activated a "higher mix of Apple smartphones" during the same quarter. Official figures will be released on January 22 through Verizon's financials earnings report.

Activated doesn't essentially mean units sold, but it's expected that the actual smartphone sales for Verizon isn't far off from that 9.8 million figure.

The company's quarterly data leak also confirmed that it gained 2.1 million post-paid subscribers during Q4, 2012, representing an increase from the previous quarter's 1.5 million subscribers.

AT&T's fourth quarter's handset sales, meanwhile, set a record with over 10 million smartphones sold.

 

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    calmstateofmind , January 10, 2013 1:18 AM
    How can Verizon set a record with 9.8 million if AT&T set the same record with 10 million?
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    fleeb , January 10, 2013 1:31 AM
    calmstateofmindHow can Verizon set a record with 9.8 million if AT&T set the same record with 10 million?


    It's their own record.
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    eternalkp , January 10, 2013 3:14 AM
    9 of it is the S3
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    calmstateofmind , January 10, 2013 4:44 AM
    fleebIt's their own record.


    ...Then who really cares?
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    cinergy , January 10, 2013 4:46 AM
    eternalkp9 of it is the S3


    Yes, nine whole people bought that plastic nightmare.
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    joebob2000 , January 10, 2013 1:01 PM
    "Higher mix of Apple phones" do you mean people actually went out and gobbled up the iPhone 5? What a shock. Are android phones still being sold 2:1 over the iphone? If i were an investor in Verizon i would want to hear that the profit-rich iphone were back in the lead, but i suspect thats not the case. Cheapo Android, ftw.
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    bourgeoisdude , January 10, 2013 3:02 PM
    joebob2000"Higher mix of Apple phones" do you mean people actually went out and gobbled up the iPhone 5? What a shock. Are android phones still being sold 2:1 over the iphone? If i were an investor in Verizon i would want to hear that the profit-rich iphone were back in the lead, but i suspect thats not the case. Cheapo Android, ftw.


    My guess is since Verizon also has its first free iPhone (with contract), much of that is iPhone 4 sales as well.