A brief bit of news out of the Verizon Wireless camp this morning as they release their fourth quarter 2011 financial results. During their morning call, Verizon took the time to tout their 4G LTE network. Nothing they sold 2.9 million LTE devices which includes smartphones, tablets, and portable hotspot and data devices, that’s a 22 percent increase over the 3rd quarter of 2011. Including their fourth quarter numbers, Verizon’s network now includes 8 million customers, or 9.1% of their user base utilizing LTE devices, up from 6.1% last quarter. Two-thirds of those numbers are smartphones, while the other third are made up of a combination of tablets and data connectivity devices. That’s a lot of Android going on for Verizon’s LTE network.
Verizon’s total customer base added an extra 734,000 new customers — 500,000 of which are on Verizon’s post-paid network. Verizon’s wireless network now totals 93 million people against AT&T’s network of more than 100 million.
Does Verizon’s LTE network and/or Android line-up entice you enough to switch carriers at the end of your current contract? Verizon has arguably one of the more impressive lines of Android devices so we’re always eager to see how they perform.