Droid Doesn’t: As Verizon lags, AT&T catches up on strength of Apple iPhone 4

InvisibleSHIELD.  Scratch Proof your iPhone 4!“Verizon today reported slower growth than usual in a sign that Android’s effect was muted at the carrier,” Electronista reports.

“It added a modest 997,000 cellphone customers during the summer compared to AT&T’s 2.6 million and was enough to put the two carriers’ total bases nearly even, with Verizon just holding a lead at 93.2 million phone users versus AT&T’s 92.8 million,” Electronista reports. “Verizon’s main advantage was lower turnover of old subscription customers for new, at 1.07 percent.”

“The growth was relatively low in spite of some of the highest-profile Android releases of the year coming to the network,” Electronista reports. “The provider may turn this around as it has recently become much closer to Apple, striking a deal for iPads in Verizon stores and with a probable deal for a CDMA iPhone 4 early next year.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: And now, in this quarter, Verizon’s market is somewhat frozen as knowledgeable customers await iPhone after a slew of credible reports indicating its imminence. After all, why would Verizon Wireless customers settle for a fake iPhone when they can likely get the real thing in less than 90 days? The good news for Verizon is that it’s always darkest before the dawn.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]

54 Comments

  1. And Steve just gained a ton of leverage at the Verizon iPhone negotiating table.

    For the analysts who thought the presence of Android meant Verizon no longer needed the iPhone, or that a Verizon iPhone would perhaps be too late, this proves they were dead wrong.

  2. And Steve just gained a ton of leverage at the Verizon iPhone negotiating table.

    For the analysts who thought the presence of Android meant Verizon no longer needed the iPhone, or that a Verizon iPhone would perhaps be too late, this proves they were dead wrong.

  3. MDN sees what should be obvious, and yet Electronista doesn’t see. If you’re in need of a smartphone on Verizon, or interested in signing up or switching to Verizon, you may likely wait for the iPhone.

  4. MDN sees what should be obvious, and yet Electronista doesn’t see. If you’re in need of a smartphone on Verizon, or interested in signing up or switching to Verizon, you may likely wait for the iPhone.

  5. I’m confused… Google said it’s activating 200K phones A DAY… and Verizon is the main provider of Android phones, carrier wise… how come there can only be 900K new customers in 90 days?

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