According to an article over at intomobile, Verizon signed up more customers this last quarter than AT&T… which is, in the words of the infamous Ron Burgundy, “kind of a big deal”.
Verizon has stated that it signed up 1.4 million customers, but that’s not the main number they’re touting. The big digit in their mind has to do with customers signed up on a long-term contract, which flew in at 665,000. They also mention the fact that their “churn rate”, or amount of customers who leave after their contract ends, is a mere 0.94%… pretty impressive, considering AT&T biffed it before second base, with only 496,000 new contract customers. Keep in mind, folks, that’s with the iPhone 4 release, which sold 3.2 million devices. However, if Verizon wants these numbers to keep in the direction they’re headed, this writer suggests they up inventory on new phones before release… Droid X, anyone?
Does this news pull down the veil behind the giant floating head that is the iPhone market share to reveal that AT&T’s Apple loving clientèle is dwindling, or are the numbers simply indicative of a lucky quarter for big red? Let us know what you think in the comments below!