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  • AT&T Activated 1 Million iPhone 4Ss Already



    Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4Ss in the deviceís first weekend of availability. Record breaking numbers by all accounts. Well AT&T broke its own record and has activated 1 million 4Ss on its network alone since the devices launch.

    The number of 4Ss activated seems that much more insane when taking into account last quarter AT&T activated a total of 2.7 million iPhones. Talk about unleashing shock waves of pent-up demand. Verizon and Sprint havenít released official numbers on their iPhone activations over the past week, but Sprint has confirmed the 4S broke their launch sales records. It will be interesting to see how Verizonís numbers compare to AT&T and Sprint as theyíve been surprisingly quiet.

    Total iPhone activations accounted for 56 percent of smartphone activations on AT&Tís network last quarter as well, despite the plethora of Android devices now available on the network. The iPhone and Android devices make up almost all of the smartphones activated on AT&Ts network. So much for Windows Mobile.

    AT&T added 2.1 million subscribers last quarter as well putting the total number of subscribers on their network over 100 million. Now only if they could roll out a real 4G LTE network and provide better coverage.

    Source: AT&T, 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Activated 1 Million iPhone 4Ss Already started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      It's iPhone 4S' - NOT - iPhone 4Ss Come on Modmyi writers!
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by therandy View Post
      It's iPhone 4S' - NOT - iPhone 4Ss Come on Modmyi writers!
      Really? Because I don't see any grammatical error, there. What I see is the pluralization of "iPhone 4S" as a name by adding another lowercase "s" at the end. You wouldn't add an apostrophe since there isn't any "ownership" with the name "iPhone 4S." It is only pluralized.

      If you were just joking around, TheRandy, then I apologize, but if you weren't, leave these ModMy folk alone. They are just the "Bringers of Information" and it doesn't matter how we get it just so long as we do.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Imagine how many MORE new subscribers they're gonna get when Sprint owners eventually get fed up with snail-paced data speeds.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Imagine how many MORE new subscribers they're gonna get when Sprint owners eventually get fed up with snail-paced data speeds.
      The slow data speeds have only occurred in approximately 10% of total iPhones (including iP4) sold in the 4th quarter 2011. Most have been attributed to Sprint's unreliable coverage in specific locations. 10% is negligible and can be managed and dealt with, practically, on a case-by-case basis.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      The slow data speeds have only occurred in approximately 10% of total iPhones (including iP4) sold in the 4th quarter 2011. Most have been attributed to Sprint's unreliable coverage in specific locations. 10% is negligible and can be managed and dealt with, practically, on a case-by-case basis.
      10% sounds like a pretty sizable chunk when you're talking about a million + customers. And how exactly do you deal with a network problem on a case-by-case basis?
    1. marky707's Avatar
      marky707 -
      Maybe the writer just wanted to emphasize that it is in it's plural form.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      10% sounds like a pretty sizable chunk when you're talking about a million + customers. And how exactly do you deal with a network problem on a case-by-case basis?
      I look at it this way; 10% of a million+ is around 100,000 folks. Perhaps some have the issue but somehow was resolved on it's own (weirder things have happened). Maybe it was a hardware issue seeing as how the new antennae is unique in the cellular industry (phone replacement). Taking all that into account, I estimate that only 70% of that 10% (around 70,000) are genuinely having a recurring problem. 70,000 people who either work themselves over talking to Sprint, choose a different provider, or choose a different phone. What I am saying is that 70,000 out of a million+ is negligible. Sprint can recoup that amount in 1 month or so. Network issues are dealt with on a case-by-case basis not by customer, but by location. I should have been more clear. I have friends a family folk working as tower site technical engineers and they only takes calls when 2 - 7% of an area is reporting slow or disrupted service. Those are case-by-case
    1. mutethoughts's Avatar
      mutethoughts -
      If AT&T is so bad I wonder why people haven't jumped ship..
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by mutethoughts View Post
      If AT&T is so bad I wonder why people haven't jumped ship..
      AT&T isn't a bad carrier. They have reliable 3G service in most areas and LTE technology that has a promising future. The previous comments were directed at Sprint. Someone started the discussion with Sprint having unreliable data with the new iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Sprint is simply not on par with AT&T's grasp on the utilization of data with the iPhone. AT&T has had the edge for 6 years.
    1. jeffs64's Avatar
      jeffs64 -
      Forgive me. Does the. 4s. Use the same sim card on at&t model. ?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeffs64 View Post
      Forgive me. Does the. 4s. Use the same sim card on at&t model. ?
      It uses a micro sim, the same sim the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 use. The sim trays in the Sprint and Verizon models are also the same.