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Verizon, AT&T add to numbers with resale partners

Overall the third quarter did not end well for Verizon. The nation’s largest wireless carrier added just under a million customers while its biggest rival, AT&T, added nearly 1.5 million. One big swing comes from carrier-branded prepaid additions. Verizon lost 137,000 prepaid subscribers, while AT&T added 321,000, a swing of 458,000 subscribers. Where Verizon gained was in subscriptions from resale partners. Verizon added 550,000 resale partner subscribers, while AT&T added 406,000.

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  1. Dominic Says

    Well surely they expected that to happen. Especially after being caught out for stealing from their customers. Not only that, but the competitive nature of the prepaid market is making it much more attractive to rather take a route such as net10 – where you can have an unlimited plan one month, and the next month you can downscale as much as you want without penalties. And here is verizon still dishing out ETFs. It’ll be interesting to see how much of an effect the arrival of the verizon iphones will have.

    Posted on October 31st, 2010 at 6:18 pm

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