Shared data by mid-Summer, says Verizon
America’s biggest wireless carrier has announced results and all seems copasetic — 6.3 smartphones, including 3.2 million iPhones, were activated last quarter. The money flowed accordingly with mobile data now accounting for over a third ($6.6 of $18.3 billion) of Big Red’s revenue.
And, yes, their big bet on LTE continues to roll out with San Francisco and Reno just added to the two-thirds of the country now covered by the nation’s “most reliable network.”
That’s all well and fine, and you can get get all of the details straight from the horse’s mouth.
The tidbit in today’s news that most interested me, however, is confirmation from Verizon that they will begin offering family/shared data plans mid-Summer. Pricing and cap details weren’t released.
From the for what it’s worth department consider this — in Q4 ’11, Verizon sold 4.3 million of Apple’s 37 million iPhones. Assuming Big Red maintained a proportionate share of unit volume last quarter, then Apple will next week announce 27.53 million iPhones sold through the end of March…
What’s your take?