Verizon: We Activated 2.2 Million iPhones

VerizonVerizon reported on Thursday that it activated 2.2 million iPhones during its first fiscal quarter for 2011. The cell service provider revealed the information as part of its quarterly earnings report, a day after Apple and AT&T shared their quarterly earnings data.

AT&T reported activating 3.6 million iPhones during its first fiscal quarter, bringing the combined number of U.S. iPhone activations for the period up to 5.8 million. Apple reported selling some 18.65 million iPhones world-wide for the quater, marking a 113 percent increase in sales year-over-year.

Verizon also said it saw a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in service revenue, and a 22.3 percent increase in wireless data revenue.

Verizon is only the second carrier in the U.S. to offer the iPhone, and is the company that brought an end to AT&T’s exclusive iPhone deal with Apple. Verizon’s version of the iPhone is CDMA-based, which means it can’t be used on GSM-based networks used around the world and by AT&T.