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  • AT&T Releases iPhone Activation Data, Earnings

    AT&T's second-quarter earnings are a significant 26% higher (year over year) with total earnings of $4 billion (compared to only $3.2 billion in the same quarter in 2009). On the heels of a strong fiscal year to date, AT&T raised its outlook for the full year.

    On Thursday morning, however, AT&T announced another interesting tidbit that isn't so hard to fathom given Apple's strong performance last quarter and record iPhone sales. According to the exclusive US iPhone carrier, it activated 3.2 million Apple handsets and raked in a veritable boatload of cash as a result. Proving a strong quarter all around, AT&T says its unprecedented sales and iPhone activation came in at a rate of 10 times higher than that seen last year with the iPhone 3GS.

    "On June 24, AT&T began offering iPhone 4, the most powerful iPhone yet. Preorder sales of iPhone 4 were 10 times higher than the first day of preordering for iPhone 3GS a year earlier. For the full second quarter, AT&T iPhone activations totaled 3.2 million, the most quarterly iPhone activations ever. Approximately 27 percent of those activations were for customers who were new to AT&T," the wireless carrier boasted.

    Taking a look at the in-depth data revealed by AT&T, there were also 1.6 million organic net adds in total wireless subscribers (best-ever second quarter) to reach 90.1 million in service. Additionally, 3G postpaid integrated devices on AT&T's network also spiked (by 2.9 million to 29.7 million), which represents an increase of nearly 100% percent year over year.

    For all the gory details, check out AT&T Delivers Double-Digit Earnings Growth in Second Quarter, Raises Full-Year Outlook.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Releases iPhone Activation Data, Earnings started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. Biohazard2k2's Avatar
      Biohazard2k2 -
      Iv had At&t for 10yr now and it has always worked great in LA and SD. I also have what seems to be one of the few working iPhone4s. I use it with out a case and with either hand with no dropped calls. In fact I get better reception than my iPhone 3G ever did.
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      No point in arguing people. AT&T has treated many customers poorly, and many very good as well. And some people have good coverage in their area which, leads to better service and more satisfaction, while others have poor service which leads to dropped calls, slow internet speeds, and an unhappy customer. It all just comes down to where you live.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      No problems with ATT I hope they do spend that money on there network.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by alishah98 View Post
      You are wrong buddy. AT&T use to be Cingular which was horrible and "new" AT&T kept all the crap that Cingular was providing their customers. Old AT&T was awesome I remember when they were on TDMA (thanks happy noodle boy ) and remember their coverage was great. New AT&T SUX, they are unrealistic with their plans and they are just cashing in on iPhone monopoly!!!
      For the same service you will
      Pay the same fees
      With other providers. I think a lot of people are forgetting to price match.
    1. Ochocinco's Avatar
      Ochocinco -
      everyone swears like the iphone will do so great on verizon, but the iphone will end up doing the same thing it did to at&t network and congest there network like the iphone will do to every provider that has the iphone
    1. BennyPR's Avatar
      BennyPR -

      You have 3 options out there
      Verizon, T-Mobil & Sprint
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Verizon can barely handle the Droid X and that one is moving less units than the iPhone 4
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      you are obviously an uneducated individual