iPhone once again fuels AT&T's quarterly metrics

Thanks to the iPhone 3GS, AT&T Mobility once again added a record number of subscribers in the third quarter of 2009. The company said that it added 2 million wireless subscribers in the quarter, bringing its total base to 81.6 million. In addition, AT&T said it activated 3.2 million iPhones, the company's largest amount to date, with nearly 40 percent of those activations from customers that were new to AT&T. Wireless data revenue was $3.6 billion, up from $916 million in third quarter 2008. Data now represents 29.4 percent of AT&T's third quarter service revenues, up from 24.2 percent in the year-earlier quarter. Article