“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.”
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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.]