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Verizon saw record number of activations in last quarter

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2013 12:42 User comments (2)

Verizon saw record number of activations in last quarter Verizon, in its recent 8-K regulatory filing, announced it had record smartphone activations in the Q4 2012.
The carrier saw 9.8 million smartphones activated during the period, mainly thanks to a "higher mix of Apple smartphones."

Impressively, the company said it "expects to see 2.1 million retail post-paid net additions during the fourth quarter."

Just one day before, rival AT&T announced it had activated 10 million smartphones during the quarter, citing Apple and Android devices as the sole factor.

Verizon and AT&T are fighting for the top spot in the U.S., with Verizon having a couple million subscriber lead and a wider LTE 4G network.

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2 user comments

110.1.2013 16:49

I snagged a used AT&T iPhone 4 and went onto Straight Talk. Couldn't be happier and am saving tons of cash, compared to what I previously paid to Verizon.

212.1.2013 17:32

That's because people are sheep! Verizon is price gouging. I'm surprised people don't see this! I went to them a few months ago, inquiring about an unlimited texting/and 100 min plan. Apparently since I have a smart phone, I HAVE to have a data plan, which costs more. Sounds like BS to me.

And yet, I can go to walmart, and get a Verizon pay as I go plan for considerably less :S Needless to say, I ended up going with straight talk. I can go with anyone, given my unlocked phone. Their loss! Bit of a slap in their face, given my phone is originally one of theirs :p




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