AT&T (T) accounted for 68% of U.S. iPhone 5 pre-orders from Sep. 14-16, estimates comScore....

AT&T (T) accounted for 68% of U.S. iPhone 5 pre-orders from Sep. 14-16, estimates comScore. Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) is believed to account for 24%, and Sprint (S), whose stores are apparently selling out of iPhones, just 8%. AT&T benefits from having a much larger iPhone base, and comScore cautions Verizon grew its share of iPhone 4S orders over time. But the numbers are still encouraging for Ma Bell, given fears Verizon's superior LTE coverage would help it take share.

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  • MexCom
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    All this hype on the new phone may be overrated. I already have a phone. Sure its nice to have the newest one out there but its a hassle to get in line, transfer all the data over to it and then learning how to use it. I still don't understand all the features of my Droid and never use half the apps on it. Does the new one make it easier to make a call? Is the reception that much better? I doubt that the service coverage would change with it.


    Then there is the contract provisions. My wife keeps prodding me to get the new phone but can we get a deal to reup the contract or is it time to jump ship and get a better deal from another provider.


    As far as an investment - think VZ will continue to be maybe a bit better than OK.
    21 Sep 2012, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • Clayton Rulli
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    Hype? AAPL is selling a boatload of new phones, thats a fact , not hype
    21 Sep 2012, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • nac8656
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    I support AT&T retail because of their social involvement in the community. They are helping encourage less high school drop-outs, they are trying to get texting off our roads, they are encouraging technology development (foundry etc) at all levels of education, the list goes on. It is more than about a phone... Just my opinion.
    21 Sep 2012, 08:29 PM Reply Like
  • JayXu
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    only 8% for sprint? not good.
    22 Sep 2012, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • onlyapps
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    Verizon's greed and union busting tactics towards it's work force have and will continue to produce negative consequences for the company and it's investors. In the end it all comes down to service and maintenance. It IS more than about a phone.
    24 Sep 2012, 07:06 AM Reply Like
  • William Ho
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    The Verizon Wireless "superior LTE network" in taking share may not be significant as many play it out. There's no doubt that switching will happen but it's unlikely to be significantly en masse. many of the legacy AT&T iPhone users are on an unlimited plan. Why leave for Verizon and lose that?
    26 Sep 2012, 07:56 AM Reply Like
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