AT&T Activated 4.1 Million iPhones Last Quarter

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Few days after Apple announced record revenue and quarterly profit, AT&T announced its Q4 results yesterday.

AT&T has revealed that it activated 4.1 million iPhones during the quarter.

AT&T has also reported that it added 442,000 iPad and Android based tablets to its network.

Here’s a snippet from AT&T press statement:

AT&T continued to grow its base of integrated device subscribers. More than 7.4 million postpaid integrated devices were sold in the fourth quarter, including the second-largest quarterly number of upgrades in the company’s history. Integrated device sales included 4.1 million iPhone activations. More than 80 percent of postpaid sales were integrated devices. (Integrated devices are handsets with QWERTY or virtual keyboards in addition to voice functionality and are a key driver of wireless data usage.)

At the end of the quarter, 61.0 percent of AT&T’s 68.0 million postpaid subscribers had integrated devices, up from 46.8 percent a year earlier. The average ARPU for integrated devices on AT&T’s network is 1.7 times that of the company’s non-integrated device base. More than 80 percent of integrated device subscribers are on FamilyTalk and/or business discount plans. Churn levels for these subscribers are significantly lower than for other postpaid subscribers.

AT&T had activated 5.2 million iPhones during the Q3 quarter, which was the best ever quarter. But it is still AT&T’s second best quarter when it comes to iPhone activations. AT&T has activated a million more iPhone in the last quarter compared to same quarter last year (3.1 million iPhones).

It will be interesting to see how the loss of iPhone exclusivity with the launch Verizon iPhone will affect AT&T’s results in this quarter (1st quarter of 2011).

What do you think?

[via AT&T]