AT&T has reported its Q1 2013 financial earnings, letting investors know it garnered 296,000 new postpaid customers and 1.2 million new smartphone subscribers during the quarter. Smartphone sales at AT&T reached 6 million, of which, 4.8 million were iPhones - not shocking. 

Those figures made for the biggest first quarter ever at the company in terms of smartphone sales. As for the actual financials, AT&T's first quarter revenues totalled $31.4 billion ($16.7 billion of which was from wireless), down 1.5 per cent year-on-year, and consolidated net income was slightly up at $3.7 billion. 

It's become clear that AT&T is the go-to carrier stateside for the iPhone. Verizon Wireless reported 4 million iPhones sales in the first quarter, giving AT&T a pretty nice lead at 4.8 million. Interestingly, Verizon still beat AT&T in total smartphone sales, as it activated 7.2 million smartphones in total in Q1 2013, compared to AT&T's 6 million. 

Verizon not only has a more diverse mix of Android devices on its network to help garner more sales, but its 4G LTE network is also more marketed than AT&T's. Verizon has several new Android devices and a new Windows Phone coming to its network next quarter, which could cause trouble for the iPhone-focused AT&T. 

AT&T further revealed that 14 per cent (10 million) of customers have opted for its Mobile Share plans that offer a pooled amount of data for a whole family to access under one plan. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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