Verizon Q2 2011 results: 2.3 million iPhones activated

Verizon has now joined Apple and AT&T in reporting their quarterly earnings, and the big news for us is that they activated 2.3 million iPhone 4 devices. That's up from last quarter, but perhaps not as many as expected.

In the follow up, new Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam acted shocked -- shocked we tell you -- that there was no iPhone 5 this summer. He, like the rest of us, expect it this fall. Given Verizon only launched iPhone 4 in February, over a half-a-year later than AT&T, it's hard to believe they were completely out of the loop on Apple's roadmap this time around.

Either way, Apple previously reported selling 20 million iPhones this quarter, and AT&T activated 3.6 million. That means 5.6 million of those 20 million iPhones were activated on an official US carrier, and further proves just how much of Apple's business is increasingly international (gray market included.)

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Verizon Q2 2011 results: 2.3 million iPhones activated

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This is because Verizon does not give activation fees to their sales people for iPhone activations... All other phones get them, their sales force is not motivated to sell iPhones in fact they will try to talk you into a Droid for this reason...

That's good stuff for just a few months of sales. They should be happy Apple didn't launch the iPhone 5 though. They'd then have a bunch of angry early adopting iPhone 4 owners.
Apple is smart. They would have waited until this summer to launch on Verizon if the iPhone 5 was launching.

You can't talk and surf on it. I'm on VZW holding out for 5. Anybody know if that's gonna change? Or is it a CDMA thing? 4 came out so late and the history of a new release in summer had me saying no way!

You can't talk and surf on it. I'm on VZW holding out for 5. Anybody know if that's gonna change? Or is it a CDMA thing? 4 came out so late and the history of a new release in summer had me saying no way!

Yes, iPhone is not to blame here. They need to add 4G for you to get the ability to talk and surf.
At times my Evo [on Sprint] has this issue but only when I'm not around 4G.

You could not be more wrong. First of all your EVO will not do voice and data over 3G because Sprint does not allow voice and data simultaneously over their 3G network. As to the iPhone needing 4G to do simultaneous voice and data, that is wrong too. The iPhone can do voice and data simultaneously if Apple had placed an SVDO chip inside of the CDMA version. They did not. Voice and data is available over Verizon 3G if the phone has the SVDO chip. I believe the Thunderbolt is the only current phone to offer this on Verizon, but I may be wrong.

Read my comment again. I never said I can talk and surf on 3G. As a matter of fact, I never typed 3G. I said I have the same problem as Letia when I'm not around 4G, meaning while on 3G I cannot talk and surf. So please read my post before you attempt to call me out.
As for the 4G need, you're correct. SVDO over 3G is another option along w/ 4G LTE to achieve voice and data.

I agree with you EARLESS PUPPY I came from Sprint,and the mgr of the Verizon store actually talked me out of an Iphone 4. I couldn't figure out why(I got a Droid x2),but now I get it. Next time I upgrade I'm getting the next generation IPhone no matter what! Don't get me wrong I like Android,but I wanna go Apple in the near future.

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