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  • AT&T Had Record Q4 Smartphone Sales


    AT&T has announced Tuesday morning that the wireless carrier has broken their own record in smartphone sales in Q4. The previous number, 9.4 million, has been shattered by the latest number, 10 million, and involves the sales of Android smartphones, Windows smartphones, and also Apple’s own iPhone.

    AT&T was one of many large American carriers to obtain Apple's new iPhone 5 in September of 2012, and this may push some to believe that the convenient timing of the release of the iPhone 5 pushed the carrier over the record of 9.4 million to 10 million, however AT&T has not officially announced the full story yet, so one can only speculate until the full story is released.

    According to the press release statement, AT&T had sold more than 110,000 smartphones each day in Q4. That is a lot of smartphones. Ralph de la Vega, the president and chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility, explains how the smartphone subscribers are more important to AT&T than non-smartphone subscribers because they rake in more revenue:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph de la Vega
    We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless. These are the industry’s most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers. During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices
    The statement goes on to explain how AT&T has the largest 4G network in the United States, which complements these smartphones very well. Apple’s iPhone 5 can take advantage of AT&T’s 4G LTE when in range, but drop down to 4G HSPA+ when 4G LTE is not in range. For Verizon and Sprint, iPhone 5 users will drop down to 3G when 4G LTE is not in range. This may have had some leverage on people's decisions to go with AT&T's iPhone 5 in Q4.

    AT&T expects to release more information in detail on January 24th.

    Sources: AT&T
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Had Record Q4 Smartphone Sales started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      In other words, the average consumer doesn't need unlimited unthrottled data!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Nice! Att made loads of money! I guess this means my phone bill should be lowering in the next few month.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      In other words, the average consumer doesn't need unlimited unthrottled data!
      The only people who don't throttle and still have unlimited is sprint. They have the slowest speeds on the planet..