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AT&T iPhone 4S activations top 1 million

Updated 4 years ago
Published Oct 20th, 2011 9:06AM EDT

And the disappointments keep on coming… AT&T on Thursday announced that it has now activated more than 1 million iPhone 4S handsets. “It’s no surprise that customers are clamoring for the iPhone 4S and they want it to run on a network that lets them download twice as fast as competitors’,” said AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega in a statement. Apple announced on Monday that opening-weekend sales of its new iPhone 4S handset surpassed 4 million units, and AT&T reported last Friday that it had activated a record number of iPhones on the device’s first day of sales. Sprint also confirmed that October 14th, the day it released Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, marked the best-ever sales day for a single line of devices in the carrier’s history. AT&T’s full press release follows below.

AT&T Activates One Million iPhone 4S’

Activations Surpass All Previous Launches

Customers Prefer AT&T Speed Advantage

DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T * today announced it activated more than 1 million iPhone 4S’ as of Tuesday, making it the most successful iPhone launch in the company’s history.  AT&T was the first carrier in the world to launch iPhone in 2007 and is the only U.S. carrier to support iPhone 4Swith 4G speeds.

“It’s no surprise that customers are clamoring for the iPhone 4S and they want it to run on a network that lets them download twice as fast as competitors’,” said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets.

AT&T’s speed advantage, and the unique ability to talk and surf at the same time, has been roundly praised by industry pundits.

Additional information can be found at www.att.com/iphone.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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