In a convention call with analysts this afternoon, Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility discussed the impact of the recent price drop on older-technology iPhones, particularly the iPhone 3GS. That telephone is the first iPhone be offered free with 2-yr contract in the U.S.
now we have any other device that i believe is going to dramatically exchange those people which might be on smartphones and quick messaging units, the [iPhone] 3GS, which is free with a 2-yr contract. we’ve got viewed an immense, tremendous demand for that tool even supposing it is a generation old. And in fact, we’re getting more new subscribers coming on the 3GS on the average than different gadgets. So we even have a listing bought out on that instrument.
De la Vega also noted that AT&T, like Apple, had rather slower numbers this quarter because of the following-generation iPhone launching within the fourth calendar quarter versus the 1/3. He expects AT&T’s numbers to surge within the holiday quarter with the launch of the iPhone 4S, saying the company was once “very, very confident on what the fourth quarter is going to appear to be on the subject of smartphone increase.”
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