1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Despite losing its lone carrier status for the iPhone earlier this year in the United States, the nation's second largest mobile operator is on pace to post a new quarterly sales record. John Stephens, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, confirmed today that AT&T "is on track to break its single-quarter record for smartphone sales."

    Addressing his audience at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Stephens said that AT&T sold about 6 million smartphones in the first two months of the fourth quarter (that figure includes the 1 million iPhone 4S units that consumers gobbled up during the device's first five days of availability).

    The previous best quarter for smartphone sales at AT&T was 6.1 million units. But December, which has barely begun, is traditionally one of the strongest sales months of the year in light of holiday shopping. Consequently, AT&T now expects to shatter the previous single-quarter smartphone record.

    "AT&T's strong smartphone sales in part reflect a higher number of handset upgrades from customers who were waiting for the launch of a new iPhone," the carrier says, adding that iPhone 4S sales remain strong.

    Naturally, with such a large spotlight directed their way today, the folks at AT&T also managed to point out that "only on AT&T's network can iPhone 4S users download three times faster and talk and surf at the same time."

    Source: AT&T
    2011-12-07 08:25 PM
  2. Donnutt's Avatar
    AT&T=fastest current US iPhone carrier. Good to hear.
    2011-12-08 06:27 PM
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