AT&T sold 7.6 million iPhones and fewer than 1.8 million Android phones in Q411

Thanks to Apple’s iPhone, AT&T has announced their best-ever mobile broadband sales. Highlight include:

• $(1.12) diluted EPS in fourth quarter compared to $0.18 diluted EPS in the year-ago period. Excluding significant items for both quarters, EPS of $0.42 compared to $0.55 in the year-ago quarter, driven by the company’s best-ever quarter for smartphone activations — up nearly 60 percent year over year
• Consolidated revenues of $32.5 billion, up $1.1 billion, or 3.6 percent, versus the year-earlier period
• In 2011, AT&T’s growth engines — wireless, wireline data and managed services — represented 76 percent of total revenues and grew 7.5 percent versus 2010, led in the fourth quarter by:
1• 0.0 percent growth in wireless revenues
• 19.4 percent growth in wireless data revenues, up $956 million versus the year-earlier quarter
• 16.4 percent growth in strategic business services revenues
• 43.7 percent growth in consumer U-verse revenues
• 9.4 million smartphone sales, best-ever quarter and 50 percent more than previous quarterly record and nearly double 3Q11 sales; 82 percent of postpaid sales were smartphones
• 717,000 wireless postpaid net adds, the largest increase in five quarters; 2.5 million increase in total net wireless subscribers, with gains in every customer category
• Best-ever quarter for Apple smartphones, including 7.6 million iPhone activations
• 571,000 branded computing device (tablets, aircards, etc.) sales, best-ever quarter to reach 5.1 million total subscribers; up almost 70 percent from a year ago
• 12th consecutive quarter with a year-over-year increase in postpaid wireless subscriber ARPU (average monthly revenues per subscriber), up 1.4 percent to $63.76 — more than $6 higher than nearest competitor’s ARPU
• Second consecutive quarter of sequential growth in wireline business revenues
• Sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in wireline consumer revenues, driven by AT&T U-verse® services
• 208,000 net gain in AT&T U-verse TV subscribers to reach 3.8 million in service, with continued high broadband and voice attach rates

Full press release here.

[Attribution: Unwired View. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]

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  1. My brother-in-law got an Android phone awhile back. Every time I see him, I tell him his pretend iPhone sucks. Every time, he’d try to point out how “awesome” it was.

    Last time all he said was, “I know. As soon as this contract ends I’m getting an iPhone.”

  2. With the FREE 3GS and the 4 at what $99 and the 4S at $199 why would you get anything else ……

    Only thing I can even think of is some were attracted by the larger screen size and a few were familiar with a certain type of phone and then those who still think Apple means closed and you can’t do anything, the geek types, I guess ……

    Next quarter it will be even more of a romp with word of Siri getting around ……

    1. I think radio shack had the 4 for free on some promotion, best buy had it for $50 also for a bit.

      With those prices, zero reason to go android.

      When I got my 4S my brother in law scoffed at Siri.. Even after I demonstrated Siri.
      It was only after he used Siri to send a text message… Did he put it together that Siri was more than “close the pod bay doors” etc.

      Now he has a 4S of his own, he uses Siri more than me… He drives a lot for GE and is constantly sending email and texts, with Siri and his Bluetooth headset he is very happy.
      He even mentioned he should have dumped the blackberry a long time ago.

      More and more people will see Siri in action, or try it in person with another’s iPhone… And they are hooked.

      If you want to get someone to switch to an iPhone, let them use Siri on your iPhone. When they see how it just works first hand… It digs in deeper than just showing/telling them.

      Honestly I think when/if ms and google release their siri attempts it will push more towards apple. Just seeing how pathetic theirs is.. Will just show how good Siri is.

    1. Apple needs to buy and use their own teleco with their mountains of money. I’ve never had an issue with at&t and think they have the best service but this last pricing stunt has changed that. They have ZERO customer appreciation especially with regards to iPhone/iPad users.

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