updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue July 22, 2008
iPhone 3G switchers
While Apple claims to have sold 1 million iPhone 3Gs during the device's opening weekend, metrics appear to show that AT&T did not earn as many switchers as the first time around, and even indicate that the company may have lost as many customers as it gained. Engadget reveals that it obtained data regarding the number of ports in and out from T-Mobile in the US, as it was observed by a national wholesaler, which indicates out that T-Mobile gained as many customers as it lost to and from AT&T during the 3G launch.
In addition, of 1000 ports, T-Mobile saw only 40-percent of the lost users go to AT&T, versus 70-percent on the release date of the original iPhone. While the numbers give insight into market trends, the results of one retailer are hardly conclusive as an overall view of the issue.