If you’re curious about which carrier has the most customers with the iPhone 4S, the folks over at Localytics have got the answer. According to the results of its recent study, 56% of the iPhone 4S devices that are running apps using its popular analytics platform use AT&T for voice and data services. In second place is Verizon with 32%, while Sprint comes in third with 12%.
While the results aren’t 100% (i.e. not everybody might be running Localyptics apps), it does give us a rough estimate of what the iPhone 4S split is like between the 3 major carriers of the iPhone right now. It’s not surprising that AT&T holds the top spot in this study, mostly due to the fact that since it has more iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 customers than the other carriers, the carrier would have the most customers who are due for an upgrade, hence a larger 4S subscriber base.
Another reason could also be the fact that AT&T is the only carrier to offer HSPA+ (“4G”) for the iPhone 4S. And since AT&T is the only GSM carrier with the iPhone as well, it is the only one to support data and voice at the same time (though I don’t believe it’s such a big factor). But with so many people complaining about AT&T in the past, you would’ve thought that a large number of subscribers would have migrated from the carrier by now. I guess the hassle of switching carriers wasn’t worth the trouble?
To the iPhone 4S users out there: which carrier are you on and why did you choose that instead of the others?