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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.

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    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. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      N still No unlimited data ....
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Enjoy it while it lasts AT&T, because soon u will no longer be the sole iPhone provider and will start seeing your customer base drop significantly.

      I hope you're using some of that easily-earned money to think up some good phones for the future that can give consumers options.

      Good luck retaining people with your overpriced text and data services as well.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      They're the EXACT rates as Verizon and they Basicslly leave their phones untouched compared to Veri "We're going to charge extra for VISUAL VOICEMAIL" -zon

      What bizarro universe do you live in and how are you posting in this one?
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      3G is the best and only part of Att and the iPhone but it doesn't strive at making the phone work as a cellphone.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilhead12345 View Post
      So much money and they afraid to do a recall? Smh! Free bumpers is NOT a fix.
      As hard as it may seem to fathom AT&T and APPLE are two separate companies...
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilhead12345 View Post
      So much money and they afraid to do a recall? Smh! Free bumpers is NOT a fix.
      A recall ? For what ? Just return your phone and get something else. You will never be happy.
    1. alishah98's Avatar
      alishah98 -
      Quote Originally Posted by headcheese View Post
      You don't know what the h3ll you're talking about.

      AT&T [B]used[B] to be the biggest wireless provider until Verizon bought Altel, and then they were.

      Sure the iPhone is helping AT&T's numbers right now, but maybe you should do some research before you talk out of you *****

      EDIT: USED and talking out of your a $ $
      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!!!
    1. caleb9707's Avatar
      caleb9707 -
      Quote Originally Posted by drjailbreakMD View Post
      amen
      +1
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Enjoy it while it lasts AT&T, because soon u will no longer be the sole iPhone provider and will start seeing your customer base drop significantly.

      I hope you're using some of that easily-earned money to think up some good phones for the future that can give consumers options.....instead of the hacked up crap that you call phones that you somehow manage to completely ruin after the manufacturers release the design.

      Good luck retaining people with your overpriced text and data services as well.
      Unfortunatly I dont see that happening. ATT has dominated the market since the early 90's. No doubt the iPhone boosted their wireless network earnings but. The added revenue only allows them to expand and better their systems(we hope). But... No matter the carrier they all have their flaws. Verizon and tmobile as well. Think this blog has haters just look at one with Verizon. Seem like the CDMA crap and their customer service is loaded as well. Apples and oranges (no pun intended on apples). Just like dish vs direct or the Ford, Chevy, Mopar battles.
      Personally I think the added revenue will ultimatly benefit us as far as added speed, towers ect (let's hope).

      D
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Great. Now USE THE MONEY TO BUILD A BETTER NETWORK!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      They're spending 2 billion this year alone on network improvements and started rolling out 3.5G for even faster 3G speeds.
      And a good 75% of that money will be spent in areas that already have 3G. They aren't expanding there coverage when spending that amount. Doesn't mean much to anyone that doesn't live in the 10% of the land mass that has 3G.
    1. SkeleDork's Avatar
      SkeleDork -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xtremeiphone View Post
      good for them ! I have no problems with att. They treat me very well. They deserve their earnings.
      +1 Had ATT since Cingular and never had an issue.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Unfortunatly I dont see that happening. ATT has dominated the market since the early 90's. No doubt the iPhone boosted their wireless network earnings but. The added revenue only allows them to expand and better their systems(we hope). But... No matter the carrier they all have their flaws. Verizon and tmobile as well. Think this blog has haters just look at one with Verizon. Seem like the CDMA crap and their customer service is loaded as well. Apples and oranges (no pun intended on apples). Just like dish vs direct or the Ford, Chevy, Mopar battles.
      Personally I think the added revenue will ultimatly benefit us as far as added speed, towers ect (let's hope).

      D
      And how will AT&T expect to maintain a growing network demand if their customer base drops when the iPhone is no longer exclusively on their network? Alot of people are displeased with AT&T either through their network reliability, speed, apparent increase in dropped calls, (probably why they dropped their old slogan) and pricey packages.

      I don't know what other people think but it seems to me like I'm not getting what I pay for with AT&T services. Seems to me like they haven't been able to keep up with the demand and it's pissing alot of people off.
    1. tekwiz's Avatar
      tekwiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Uh, no they're not? They're a close 2nd behind Verizon.
      Sorry, out of date data...they're now a whole 7 piddly million behind...gee I wonder if they'll catch up and be the biggest YET AGAIN.

      Either way, everyone thinking verizon would be so much better network wise are insane. You think Verizon is changing plans to be dicks? It's cause they also need to curb network usage. If they all of a sudden had an influx of iphone customers, their network would be in the **** as well.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I wonder what there earnings would be if they didn't have the iPhone
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      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 CDMA 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!!!
      Um...



      Also, old AT&T used to be TDMA, not CDMA. In fact, it caused a small media storm in 2000 when they switched to GSM.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      And how will AT&T expect to maintain a growing network demand if their customer base drops when the iPhone is no longer exclusively on their network?
      Less people clogging the network means better service for those that stay. Just ask T-Mobile and Sprint users in good coverage areas. Less users on a network means better speeds and connection. This is why many of us want the iPhone on as many US carriers as possible. To spread the users across the other networks.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      Too expensive! They wanted a $500 Deposit! plus the iPhone was $200 plus the activation fee $60! It's funny how a $200 advertised phone can equal to 760+! So i decided to join T-mobile.
    1. bdizzle's Avatar
      bdizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by learninglots View Post
      AT&T owned the industry before the iPhone
      lol the delusion of some of there's fanboys on this site is ridiculous. It's like they think AT&T was a no name startup before Apple came along.
    1. evolutionarymc's Avatar
      evolutionarymc -
      AT&T has one vital plus over all of their competitors. It's called simultaneous voice & data. I don't think any other network has that.


      Quote Originally Posted by Markanthony3211 View Post
      Too expensive! They wanted a $500 Deposit! plus the iPhone was $200 plus the activation fee $60! It's funny how a $200 advertised phone can equal to 760+! So i decided to join T-mobile.
      They wanted a deposit because you obviously have bad credit with their reporting agencies. The $60 activation is normal & the iPhone itself cost almost $200 to make. Selling a product for less than production costs is INSANE! Good luck w/ T-MO and when you come around you can always throw an unlocked iPhone on your account.