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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
VZ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. VZ: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.04
VZ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. VZ: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.04

0.04
0.32
Interest Coverage 3.99
VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 11.99
Current: 3.99

2.65
11.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.36
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
4.71%
11.65%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.91
VZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. VZ: 15.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.98   Max: 26.52
Current: 15.91

10.98
26.52
Net-margin (%) 7.72
VZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.76 vs. VZ: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 18.23
Current: 7.72

0.58
18.23
ROE (%) 75.18
VZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.98 vs. VZ: 75.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 41.72
Current: 75.18

1.16
41.72
ROA (%) 4.34
VZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.72 vs. VZ: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 9.83
Current: 4.34

0.23
9.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.17
VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. VZ: 23.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.94   Max: 36
Current: 23.17

9.94
36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
VZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -22.80 vs. VZ: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.5   Max: 11.5
Current: -6.5

-6.5
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
VZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 21.9
Current: -4.2

-15.9
21.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.70
VZ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 41.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.5   Max: 119.3
Current: 41.7

-52.5
119.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steven Romick 0 sh (+9999.00%)
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 (+12.40%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,940 sh (+9.72%)
James Barrow 28,991,364 sh (+9.30%)
Scott Black 184,610 sh (+4.25%)
Bill Frels 214,852 sh (+1.02%)
John Paulson 8,742,725 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 234,200 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Kyle Bass 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%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (-99.98%)
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Q3 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Tweedy Browne 1,017,613 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 63,351 sh (+89.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 882,492 sh (+20.09%)
David Dreman 7,063 sh (+10.74%)
Murray Stahl 31,953 sh (+8.32%)
Ruane Cunniff 7,109 sh (+2.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 276,255 sh (+1.20%)
Scott Black 184,865 sh (+0.14%)
Jeff Auxier 43,427 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 4,925,635 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 243,800 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 108,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
James Barrow 28,950,738 sh (-0.14%)
Richard Snow 83,510 sh (-0.33%)
Bill Frels 213,502 sh (-0.63%)
Mario Gabelli 447,454 sh (-7.14%)
John Paulson 7,500,000 sh (-14.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,454 sh (-14.33%)
Ken Fisher 22,567 sh (-18.80%)
Dodge & Cox 9,092 sh (-19.24%)
Ray Dalio 263,365 sh (-45.28%)
Jim Simons 718,400 sh (-64.21%)
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Q4 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Rogers 348,964 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 42,381 sh (New)
David Dreman 29,332 sh (+315.29%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,713,662 sh (+94.18%)
Robert Olstein 168,000 sh (+55.56%)
Tweedy Browne 1,400,454 sh (+37.62%)
Ken Fisher 27,444 sh (+21.61%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 294,896 sh (+6.75%)
James Barrow 30,257,777 sh (+4.51%)
Richard Snow 84,620 sh (+1.33%)
Scott Black 184,985 sh (+0.06%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 67,600 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 43,427 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 63,351 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou Sold Out
Bill Frels 210,830 sh (-1.25%)
Murray Stahl 31,502 sh (-1.41%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,837 sh (-3.83%)
Mario Gabelli 426,886 sh (-4.60%)
Pioneer Investments 4,070,245 sh (-17.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 55,187 sh (-18.19%)
Ray Dalio 168,265 sh (-36.11%)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (-39.51%)
Jim Simons 124,400 sh (-82.68%)
John Paulson 480,000 sh (-93.60%)
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Q1 2015

VZ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Third Avenue Management 1,395 sh (New)
John Rogers 997,040 sh (+185.71%)
James Barrow 36,675,179 sh (+21.21%)
Ken Fisher 32,123 sh (+17.05%)
David Dreman 34,194 sh (+16.58%)
Richard Snow 91,356 sh (+7.96%)
Scott Black 192,205 sh (+3.90%)
Ruane Cunniff 7,042 sh (+3.00%)
Robert Olstein 173,000 sh (+2.98%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 297,672 sh (+0.94%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 67,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 63,351 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Bill Frels 208,173 sh (-1.26%)
Ray Dalio 163,565 sh (-2.79%)
Tweedy Browne 1,340,974 sh (-4.25%)
Mario Gabelli 378,430 sh (-11.35%)
Jeff Auxier 35,792 sh (-17.58%)
Murray Stahl 23,710 sh (-24.73%)
Pioneer Investments 2,324,354 sh (-42.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 475,847 sh (-72.23%)
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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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P/E(ttm) 20.90
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.00 vs. VZ: 20.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 187.81
Current: 20.9

8.47
187.81
Forward P/E 12.58
VZ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. VZ: 12.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.80
VZ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VZ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 185.72
Current: 20.8

9.99
185.72
P/B 22.20
VZ's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VZ: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 22.4
Current: 22.2

1.37
22.4
P/S 1.60
VZ's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. VZ: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.6

0.67
1.63
PFCF 28.60
VZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.60 vs. VZ: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 28.97
Current: 28.6

4.08
28.97
POCF 6.11
VZ's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.88 vs. VZ: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VZ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 6.4
Current: 6.11

2.12
6.4
EV-to-EBIT 15.31
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 165.64 vs. VZ: 15.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 23
Current: 15.31

7.2
23
PEG 208.00
VZ's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 208.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 49.19
Current: 208

1.14
49.19
Shiller P/E 27.20
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.52 vs. VZ: 27.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.61   Max: 37.24
Current: 27.2

9.61
37.24
Current Ratio 0.80
VZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. VZ: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.8

0.52
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.76
VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. VZ: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.76

0.48
2.59
Days Inventory 7.74
VZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 95.24 vs. VZ: 7.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VZ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 31.83
Current: 7.74

7.94
31.83
Days Sales Outstanding 36.14
VZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 103.34 vs. VZ: 36.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VZ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.66   Max: 79.03
Current: 36.14

37.66
79.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.40
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 7.47
Current: 4.4

3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout 0.91
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. VZ: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.21
Current: 0.91

0.22
3.21
Dividend growth (3y) 3.00
VZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 9.6
Current: 3

-2.6
9.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.08
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 8.62
Current: 5.08

4.4
8.62
Share Buyback Rate -11.90
VZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: -11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -21.4
Current: -11.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
VZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.5

0.46
3.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VZ: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.4

0.61
2.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VZ: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 13.9
Current: 6.5

4.3
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.56
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VZ: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
VZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 23.9
Current: 12.56

-5.4
23.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:VZC.UK, BAC.Germany, VERZ34.Brazil, VZ.Mexico, VZ.Argentina, VZ.Chile, VZ.Switzerland,
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 Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment comprised of Cellco Partnership doing business as Wireless. The 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 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 the 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 Nextel Corporation and T-Mobile USA, as well as
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