iPhone Accounted for 78% of AT&T Smartphone Activations in Q1 2012

Today morning, AT&T reported its quarterly results for Q1 2012. The carrier revealed that it sold 5.5 million smartphones last quarter, and 4.3 million of those activations were iPhones. 21 percent out of the 4.3 million iPhones were new activations. Also, the total 5.5 million AT&T sold last quarter was a new record for the company.

In fact, sales of Apple’s iPhone accounted for over 78 percent of smartphones sold on AT&T. AT&T said that iPhone sales were “helped by AT&T’s 4G network, which lets iPhone 4S download three-times faster than other U.S. carriers’ networks.” The carrier’s results compare to 3.2 million iPhones on its rival carrier Verizon.

AT&T also said that about 30 percent of its existing postpaid smartphone subscribers are on 4G-capable devices. In iOS 5.1, the iPhone 4S began to tell users that they are on “4G” when utilizing AT&T high-speed HSDPA network.

The carrier also reported revenues of $31.8 billion, up $575 million, or 1.8 percent, compared to the same period a year ago. Notice how carriers only disclose sales numbers for iPhone and no other phone. Android’s still “winning” though!


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