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Verizon gains mostly through resellers

Verizon Wireless announced its quarterly results yesterday, and much like AT&T they added more prepaid customers than postpaid. Their overall net adds totaled 1.5 million, about 400,000 fewer than AT&T, but only 423,000 of them were postpaid users. Verizon had another quirk in their results: only 288,000 subscribers came directly through the carrier. The rest of the 1.5 million came from resellers like Page Plus and Straight Talk. This brings Verizon’s indirect connections total to 5 million.