AT&T activated over 2.4 million iPhones in the second quarter – more than a third of which were new customers. Gregory Lundberg, an analyst for Commresearch, figures that without the iPhone, the carrier would have seen a 25% decrease in new customers over the first quarter. AT&T said that the June 19 launch of the iPhone 3GS was the best sales day in the history of AT&T’s retail and online stores.
The company added 1.4 million net subscribers in the recently passed quarter, including 1.2 million monthly-billed customers. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted 1.08 million subscribers. AT&T scraped in a profit of $3.2 billion ($.54 per share), compared with $3.77 billion ($.63 per share) in the year ago quarter. This beats earning estimations of $.51 per share.