Verizon activated 9.8 million smartphones in the fourth quarter period with 30 percent of those activations new to the carrier. Out of the 9.8 million activations Apple’s iPhone stood out on top with 6.2 million devices activated, according to Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo.
Shammo also shared that the other 3.6 million smartphones that were active where powered by Google’s Android OS. All, but 5% of Android devices that were activated were able to connect to Verizon’s 4G/ LTE network.
As far as Apple’s iPhone, half of the smartphones were able to tap into the 4G/ LTE network, which means the other half of the iPhones were either the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.