Can carrying the iPhone save T-mobile?

Posted: April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Recent first quarter numbers show that having an iPhone hasn’t really helped T-mobile gain ground on the BIG 3 carriers. Here are numbers by carrier and OS; 

Android is in the lead with 49.3% of smartphone sales in the US, iOS a close second with 43.7%. On the carrier side of things, again Verizon and AT&T easily claim the top spots. Verizon leads with 37.2% of smartphones sold in Q1 of 2013. AT&T takes second place at 27.9%, and Sprint in third place with 12.3%. 
 
The rough news is that T-Mobile is the only carrier to see a decline in sales. Compared to Q1 of 2012, T-Mobile saw a drop from 12.7% to 9.5% of smartphones sold. And, given that T-mobile’sImage new plans make it much easier for users to bring their own phone, it’s uncertain if T-Mobile will turn this around, or if the company is even aiming to. 
 
So, this puts Verizon and AT&T combined at 65.1% of US smartphone sales, and you can be sure that both of those companies are looking to keep T-Mobile’s numbers in the decline.
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