AT&T is all smiles again, as it announces a quarter in which it managed to sell 9.4 million smartphones. It nearly doubled handset sales from Q3 and including — perhaps unsurprisingly — 7.6 million iPhone activations, with the majority being Apple’s latest flavor of phone. It looks like the loss of its exclusivity tag hasn’t hurt its sales, with Ma Bell quick to note that it sold far more iPhones than its Big Red rival. Total consolidated revenues were up $1.1 billion from last year, that’s a 3.6 percent increase and it’s up just over $1 billion from last quarter. Aside from bumper smartphone sales, AT&T’s attributed this to a year-on-year increase in wireless subscriptions in all their forms — including wireless internet. See AT&T’s own take on their results below.
AT&T reports ‘blow-out’ Q4, revenues up 3.6 percent, 7.6 million iPhones activated