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Twitter surpasses 200 million users, more than 70% are international

April 29th, 2011

Twitter’s vice president of international strategy, Katie Stanton, recently confirmed that the social network now has more than 200 million users. With 70% of those users are tweeting from outside of the United States. Japan is home to the Emperors’ share of tweets with more than 25% of posts originating from there. Twitter, which launched …

Verizon surpasses 500,000 4G LTE subscribers

April 21st, 2011

Verizon Wireless confirmed that it has more than 500,000 subscribers using its 4G LTE network. The HTC Thunderbolt, which launched as Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone, is responsible for 260,000 of those subscriptions. The wireless carrier said that it added about 500,000 4G LTE customers this quarter in addition to the 65,000 early adopters who …

AT&T says iPhone users aren’t fleeing to Verizon faster than expected

March 2nd, 2011

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, AT&T Mobility boss Ralph de la Vega said that iPhone users aren’t defecting to Verizon Wireless any faster than the carrier expected.”We haven’t seen any surprises, and everything is pretty much within our expectations,” de la Vega stated. Verizon Wireless finally launched its first Apple smartphone — the iPhone 4 — …

Sprint’s Q4: subscribers up, churn down; still losing money

February 10th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I inform you that U.S. wireless provider Sprint, for the first time in thirteen quarters, has reported gains in post-paid subscribers. Ending its long drought, the Now Network added a total of 1.1 million new subs; 58,000 of which were post-paid. Sprint also reported a drop …

AT&T reports Q4 earnings; 4.1 million iPhone activations, 442,000 tablet activations

January 27th, 2011

AT&T on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter 2010 earnings, revealing a modest 2.1% year-over-year growth in consolidated revenue. Profits fell substantially to $1.09 billion or $0.18 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010, from $2.7 billion or $0.46 per share in the same quarter in 2009. Excluding unusual items, however, AT&T earned $0.55 per share — a …

Verizon adds 872,000 subscribers, doubles profit in fourth quarter

January 25th, 2011

Shares of Verizon Communications stock slid over 1% in after-hours trading Tuesday morning as the company reported its fourth quarter earnings. Despite almost doubling profit from $2.37 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $4.65 billion in 2010, earnings of $0.54 per share missed the Street’s consensus of $0.55 per share and revenue fell …

T-Mobile loses "Even More" customers in Q3

November 5th, 2009

Here at BGR we love the underdog, so we are a little disappointed to have to tell you about the latest figures coming out of the T-Mobile camp. T-Mobile released their Q3 numbers today and suffered a net loss of 77,000 subscribers, with 140,000 customers packing up their number and shacking up with another carrier. …

Verizon issues Q2 subscriber count; full results coming Tuesday

July 25th, 2009

While we wait patiently for the 27th to see how the recession treated Big Red this past quarter, Verizon has issued its first little taste of Q2: 1.1 million net subscriber additions. The number is very respectable of course, though it falls short of the 1.4 million reeled in by AT&T over the same period …