Sprint is reporting 1.8 million iPhones were sold in the 4th quarter of 2011, with 40% of those purchased by new customers. In comparison, AT&T sold 7.6 million and Verizon sold 4.2 million during the same period. This was the first quarter Sprint had the iPhone available and Sprint is the 3rd largest U.S. carrier so that puts the number in some perspective.
This is a statement from their website:
The company continued to rapidly grow the number of prepaid and wholesale and affiliate subscribers in the fourth quarter. Prepaid net additions were 507,000 bringing total prepaid subscribers to nearly 14.8 million at the end of 2011, an increase of 20 percent since the end of 2010. Net additions of 954,000 for wholesale and affiliates in the fourth quarter were the highest in seven years.
Additionally, the company reported a net loss of $1.3 billion and a diluted loss of $.43 per share for the quarter, which includes pre-tax, non-cash charges of $241 million, or $.08 per share, consisting of asset and impairment charges of $78 million on property, plant and equipment, $135 million on Sprint’s investment in Clearwire and $28 million in severance costs.
Wow they lost 1.3 billion dollars....