Verizon and AT&T reported earnings earlier this week, both seeing increases in iPhone sales over last quarter. Today, Sprint, the carrier soon to be bought by Japan’s Softbank, officially announced its financial results for Q3 2012. The carrier reported a net loss of $767 million; down from $1.38 in Q2, while iPhone sales remained steady. Sprint confirmed 410,000 postpaid subscribers were added during the quarter—slightly less than the 442,000 from last quarter.
As for iPhones, Sprint confirmed it sold 1.5 million during the quarter with 40 percent representing new customers. It also noted it has now surpassed 1 million LTE smartphones following the launch of iPhone 5, but it failed to give specific iPhone 5 numbers.
To put Sprint’s earnings in perspective, it’s the only carrier out of the big three that reported iPhone sales remaining stable rather than increasing. Earlier this week, Verizon reported its Q3 earnings and claimed 3.1 million iPhones sold up from 2.7 the quarter before. AT&T also reported an increase with 4.7 million iPhone activations.
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