Android Helps AT&T to “Strong Gains” in Second Quarter


AT&T just helped themselves to a pretty nice second quarter, thanks, in part, to a growing Android lineup. How nice? Well, Ma Bell is reporting quarterly (Q2’11) revenue of $31.5 billion, a 2.2 percent year-on-year increase. AT&T sold 5.6 million smart phones, 2 million of which were Android-powered. Even though that figure seems low compared to the iPhone, it’s more than double what it was in the same quarter last year. Hey AT&T, do you see what happens when you release phones like the Atrix 4G? People buy them.

Hit the break to see a couple of bullet points lifted from AT&T’s press page.

  • Consolidated revenues of $31.5 billion in the second quarter, up more than $680 million, or 2.2 percent, versus the year-earlier period
  • 9.5 percent growth in wireless revenues, with a 7.4 percent increase in wireless service revenues
  • Total wireless subscribers up 1.1 million to reach 98.6 million subscribers in service, with gains in every customer category including 331,000 postpaid net adds
  • Best-ever second-quarter smartphone sales of 5.6 million; nearly 70 percent of total postpaid sales were smartphones
  • Sales of Android and other smartphones doubled year over year; more than 40 percent of smartphone sales in the quarter
  • Branded computing subscribers (includes tablets, aircards, MiFi devices, tethering plans and other data-only devices) up 545,000, almost doubling since the second quarter of 2010 to reach 4.0 million
  • 23.4 percent growth in wireless data revenues, up $1 billion versus the year-earlier quarter

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  • GiqueGuy

    AT&T should have to pay a “hypocrisy” fee for all their Android smack-talk prior to riding the green bot to big profits !