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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
VZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. VZ: 0.06 )
VZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.06

0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.07
VZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. VZ: 0.07 )
VZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.07

0.06
0.32
Interest Coverage 11.99
VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. VZ: 11.99 )
VZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 11.99
Current: 11.99

2.65
11.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.66
M-Score: -3.12
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 27.05
VZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.27 vs. VZ: 27.05 )
VZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.98   Max: 26.52
Current: 27.05

10.98
26.52
Net-margin (%) 13.54
VZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. VZ: 13.54 )
VZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.47   Max: 18.23
Current: 13.54

-5.47
18.23
ROE (%) 71.70
VZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. VZ: 71.70 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.51   Max: 46.57
Current: 71.7

-1.51
46.57
ROA (%) 6.92
VZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. VZ: 6.92 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 10.38
Current: 6.92

-0.4
10.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.87
VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. VZ: 37.87 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.94   Max: 67.74
Current: 37.87

9.94
67.74
Revenue Growth (%) 3.70
VZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VZ: 3.70 )
VZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 27
Current: 3.7

-14
27
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.80
VZ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. VZ: 14.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 22.2
Current: 14.8

-15.9
22.2
EPS Growth (%) 64.40
VZ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VZ: 64.40 )
VZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.5   Max: 119.3
Current: 64.4

-52.5
119.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

VZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 1,950 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,334,000 sh (New)
David Tepper 409,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 163,856 sh (+857.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,629 sh (+248.31%)
Ray Dalio 457,624 sh (+99.21%)
Murray Stahl 14,567 sh (+30.16%)
Jim Simons 5,802,317 sh (+11.38%)
Ken Fisher 23,548 sh (+6.66%)
James Barrow 22,882,736 sh (+3.03%)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 117,569 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 361,335 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 19,743 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 200,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 9,256,522 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 1,201,516 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 461,479 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 539,797 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 821,139 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,511 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3,757,941 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 789,921 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 10,233 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 24,989 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 42,862 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,986,163 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,007,200 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 44,258 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 188,912 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 479,712 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,669,646 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 108,846 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 245,923 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 216,175 sh (-1.76%)
Mario Gabelli 413,516 sh (-5.06%)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (-11.29%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,375 sh (-12.39%)
Pioneer Investments 2,716,614 sh (-16.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,019 sh (-49.04%)
Steven Cohen 97,710 sh (-85.54%)
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Q1 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Third Avenue Management 165,189 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,640 sh (New)
John Hussman 11,000 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 11,022,743 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,500,000 sh (New)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (New)
Richard Snow 54,720 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 73,000 sh (New)
Scott Black 177,085 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,755,983 sh (+2432%)
Paul Tudor Jones 529,019 sh (+1059.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,744 sh (+490.83%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,555,626 sh (+453.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 756,683 sh (+361.8%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,420,635 sh (+231.38%)
Mario Gabelli 560,159 sh (+196.52%)
Murray Stahl 26,245 sh (+156.47%)
Kyle Bass 2,052,863 sh (+150%)
Jim Simons 10,356,855 sh (+78.5%)
Ken Fisher 32,340 sh (+63.8%)
Ray Dalio 620,465 sh (+35.58%)
Pioneer Investments 3,391,792 sh (+24.85%)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (+21.43%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,325 sh (+17.67%)
James Barrow 26,524,596 sh (+15.92%)
Jeff Auxier 44,670 sh (+0.93%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 200,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 100,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,950 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Bill Frels 212,686 sh (-1.61%)
John Paulson 8,742,725 sh (-5.55%)
Dodge & Cox 14,677 sh (-99.61%)
Steven Romick -1,671,900 sh (-9999%)
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Q2 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steven Romick 0 sh (+9999%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 272,976 sh (+4011.08%)
David Dreman 6,378 sh (+227.08%)
Richard Snow 83,785 sh (+53.12%)
Robert Olstein 108,000 sh (+47.95%)
Louis Moore Bacon 29,875 sh (+44.02%)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (+36.09%)
Pioneer Investments 4,051,169 sh (+19.44%)
Murray Stahl 29,500 sh (+12.4%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,940 sh (+9.72%)
James Barrow 28,991,364 sh (+9.3%)
Scott Black 184,610 sh (+4.25%)
Bill Frels 214,852 sh (+1.02%)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 8,742,725 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 234,200 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 43,427 sh (-2.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 734,883 sh (-2.88%)
Mario Gabelli 481,881 sh (-13.97%)
Ken Fisher 27,793 sh (-14.06%)
Ray Dalio 481,265 sh (-22.43%)
Dodge & Cox 11,258 sh (-23.29%)
Third Avenue Management 53,388 sh (-67.68%)
Jim Simons 2,007,002 sh (-80.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 78,734 sh (-85.12%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 431 sh (-99.98%)
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Q3 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VZ

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.4%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.88%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -99.98%0.32%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%431
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 47.95%0.23%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%108000
Warren Buffett 2014-06-30 Add 36.09%0.18%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%15000928
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 9.3%0.16%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%28991364
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -67.68%0.1%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%53388
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.43%0.05%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%481265
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 53.12%0.05%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%83785
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 227.08%0.02%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%6378
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.29%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 48.771%11258
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 New Buy2.4%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%3500000
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy0.91%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%177085
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Add 231.38%0.61%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%4420635
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 New Buy0.5%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%11022743
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 New Buy0.48%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%73000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 361.8%0.42%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%756683
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 453.79%0.26%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%2555626
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Add 15.92%0.25%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%26524596
David Tepper 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.25%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
Brian Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 21.43%0.18%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%6080466
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 New Buy0.15%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%165189
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%54720
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 196.52%0.09%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%560159
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 35.58%0.06%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%620465
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%11000
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Add 63.8%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%32340
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Reduce -99.61%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%14677
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 48.773%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 New Buy0.31%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 48.77-1%1334000
David Tepper 2013-12-31 New Buy0.25%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 48.77-1%409300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 857.72%0.17%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 48.77-1%163856
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 99.21%0.09%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 48.77-1%457624
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 48.77-1%1950
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Verizon Communications Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) (0.7%) (VZ - $48.93 - NYSE) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications services companies. On February 21, 2014, VZ completed the acquisition of Vodafone’s (0.2%) 45% indirect interest in Verizon Wireless, which was valued at approximately $130 billion. The deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Verizon’s earnings per share by approximately 10%, excluding any non-operating adjustments. Verizon Wireless (VZW) is the largest mobile operator in the U.S. with 103 million retail customers. Verizon expects this transaction to enhance value across platforms and allow the company to operate more efficiently, with continued focus on producing more seamless and integrated products/solutions for its customers. Management believes that full ownership of Verizon Wireless will provide increased opportunities in the enterprise and consumer wireline markets. In April 2014, VZ reported stronger than expected first quarter of 2014 consolidated revenues and EBITDA (driven by wireless outperformance) and reiterated its guidance for top line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion in 2014.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.40
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. VZ: 10.40 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 145.51
Current: 10.4

8.47
145.51
P/B 13.55
VZ's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. VZ: 13.55 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 16.27
Current: 13.55

1.37
16.27
P/S 1.32
VZ's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VZ: 1.32 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.32

0.67
1.62
PFCF 8.27
VZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 49.71 vs. VZ: 8.27 )
VZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 21.78
Current: 8.27

4.08
21.78
EV-to-EBIT 9.01
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. VZ: 9.01 )
VZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 26.6
Current: 9.01

7.2
26.6
PEG 1.58
VZ's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VZ: 1.58 )
VZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 86.12
Current: 1.58

1.14
86.12
Shiller P/E 24.55
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.48 vs. VZ: 24.55 )
VZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.61   Max: 35.75
Current: 24.55

9.61
35.75
Current Ratio 0.86
VZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VZ: 0.86 )
VZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.86

0.52
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.82
VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VZ: 0.82 )
VZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.82

0.48
2.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.39
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. VZ: 4.39 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 7.47
Current: 4.39

3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout 0.46
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VZ: 0.46 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.39
Current: 0.46

0.22
3.39
Dividend growth (3y) 2.80
VZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VZ: 2.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.8

0
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.05
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. VZ: 5.05 )
VZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 8.58
Current: 5.05

4.37
8.58
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
VZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. VZ: -0.50 )
VZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -21.4
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.33
VZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. VZ: 1.33 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.33

0.46
3.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VZ: 1.14 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.14

0.61
3.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.93
VZ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VZ: 1.93 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 27.11
Current: 1.93

0.74
27.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.10
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. VZ: 11.10 )
VZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 13.9
Current: 11.1

3.8
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.26
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. VZ: 14.26 )
VZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 21.9
Current: 14.26

-0.5
21.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Verizon Communications Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1983. The Company is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies with a presence in over 150 countries around the world. Its two reportable segments are Verizon Wireless and Wireline. Verizon Wireless segment primarily comprised of Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data products and services across the United States. The Company offers voice and data services on a postpaid and prepaid basis. Postpaid customers represent individual lines of service for which a customer is billed and pays in advance a monthly access charge in return for a monthly voice and/or data service allowance, and use of any services beyond the allowance is billed in arrears. Prepaid service enables individuals to obtain wireless data and voice services without a long-term contract or credit verification by paying in advance. The Company offers a variety of Verizon Wireless-branded data services and applications, such as: Internet access via its smartphones and basic phones; Mobile Broadband service; Messaging services; Consumer-focused multimedia offerings; Business-focused offerings; Location-based service; and Global Data services. The Company offers a variety of plans for voice services and features with competitive pricing tailored to meet the needs of customers seeking individual lines of service, as well as those family or business customers with multiple-line accounts. The Company offers several categories of wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, as well as tablets and other Internet access devices. The Wireline segment provides customers with voice service including long distance, broadband video and data, IP network services, network access and other services. The Company provides these products and services to consumers and small businesses in the United States, as well as to businesses and government customers and carriers both in the United States and in over 150 other countries around the world. The Company organizes its service and product offerings by the primary market targeted by these offerings - mass markets, global enterprise, global wholesale and other. It offers high-speed Internet and FiOS broadband data products with varying downstream and upstream processing speeds. It offer voice services that include local exchange, regional, long distance, wire maintenance and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services, which use the Internet or private broadband networks to transmit voice communications. It also offers plans that include landline and wireless services with calling features and unlimited calling between a Verizon customer's home phone and wireless handset, all on a single bill. The Company competes against other national wireless service providers, including AT&T, Sprint N
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