No matter how many years in a row AT&T is considered the worst-rated wireless carrier in the U.S., they continue to do quite well, especially since they were the first carrier to carry Apple’s iPhone, which we still wonder to this day what voodoo the company performed to get that deal. Years after that deal, AT&T continues to sell quite a lot of smartphones, with its fourth quarter sales being a new record for the company.
In Q4 2012, AT&T sold over 10 million smartphones, which is a new record over the 9.4 million smartphones sold in 2011. In a single day, the worst carrier in the U.S. sold an average of 110,000 smartphones a day.
So where does AT&T go from here? Up, as the company is expecting to meet its goal of selling at least 25 million smartphones this year, thanks in part to strong consumer demand for the iPhone 5. When you consider we should be expecting another iPhone 5 some time this year, we’re sure AT&T will continue to sell a record amount of smartphones and may be able to meet its goal of 25 million smartphone sales in 2013.