In a SEC filing, the US operator also reported fourth-quarter smartphone sales of approximately 10.2 million devices. Due to the high subsidies on these devices, AT&T said it expects pressure on operating income, margins, and earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2012.
In addition, storms, including Superstorm Sandy, are expected to reduce Q4 operating profit by around USD 175 million, impacting especially the Wireless division. AT&T will report full quarterly results on 24 January.
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