When it comes to moving handsets carrier companies are quick to toot their own horn and compare the sizes of their hotdogs. AT&T is boasting about their dominance in the iPhone handset market, as new details have emerged stating that the carrier giant has sold as much as twice as much as Verizon when it comes to iPhone sales.
CNET details the exchange of numbers, with Verizon claiming more than 651,000 handsets moved in the third quarter of the fiscal year, where-as mobility chief Ralph de la Vega claims that AT&T moved at least 1.3 million units, double that of Verizon.
“We faced significant supply constraints in the third quarter, which clearly affected net (customer additions),”
“I feel very comfortable where we will be in a position to add more customers as (iPhone) supply becomes available,”
Analyst believe that AT&T’s subscriber base didn’t significantly increase due to a lack of iPhone 5 handsets filling out their supply order, with the company instead moving a greater supply of iPhone 4S units. The supply of iPhone 5 handsets is short due to many factors, mostly involving Foxconn, but Apple is aiming to remedy the problem soon so that companies like AT&T can get back to bragging about outselling the competition.