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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 0.04
VZ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. VZ: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VZ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.07
VZ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. VZ: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VZ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.07
0.04
0.32
Interest Coverage 6.72
VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. VZ: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VZ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 5.75 Max: 11.99
Current: 6.72
3.99
11.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
4.85%
18.02%
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 (%) 25.12
VZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. VZ: 25.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VZ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.36  Med: 15.30 Max: 26.52
Current: 25.12
11.36
26.52
Net-margin (%) 13.58
VZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. VZ: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VZ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 6.26 Max: 10.64
Current: 13.58
0.76
10.64
ROE (%) 142.76
VZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. VZ: 142.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VZ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 12.86 Max: 37.65
Current: 142.76
2.53
37.65
ROA (%) 7.47
VZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. VZ: 7.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VZ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.12 Max: 4.61
Current: 7.47
0.38
4.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.46
VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. VZ: 39.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.52  Med: 17.78 Max: 35.97
Current: 39.46
13.52
35.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
VZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. VZ: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 4.95 Max: 11.5
Current: -6.5
-6.5
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
VZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VZ: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 2.90 Max: 21.9
Current: -4.2
-15.9
21.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.90
VZ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VZ: 41.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VZ' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.5  Med: -0.70 Max: 119.3
Current: 41.9
-52.5
119.3
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Q1 2015

VZ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Third Avenue Management 1,395 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 144,900 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%)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 63,351 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 67,600 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 43,127 sh (-0.69%)
Mairs and Power 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%)
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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Q2 2015

VZ Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 2,755,602 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 87,607 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 106,906 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,509,952 sh (+217.32%)
Ray Dalio 290,665 sh (+77.71%)
Tweedy Browne 1,756,210 sh (+30.97%)
John Rogers 1,285,164 sh (+28.90%)
David Dreman 36,779 sh (+7.56%)
Richard Snow 96,584 sh (+5.72%)
Ruane Cunniff 7,056 sh (+0.20%)
Scott Black 192,505 sh (+0.16%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,080,466 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 297,672 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 173,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 63,351 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 67,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 43,127 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
James Barrow 36,606,017 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 23,114 sh (-2.51%)
Mairs and Power 198,195 sh (-4.79%)
Ken Fisher 29,976 sh (-6.68%)
Mario Gabelli 346,508 sh (-8.44%)
Pioneer Investments 1,639,872 sh (-29.45%)
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Q3 2015

VZ Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 2,237,326 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 578,665 sh (+99.08%)
Bernard Horn 92,651 sh (+46.25%)
Murray Stahl 30,424 sh (+31.63%)
Louis Moore Bacon 132,511 sh (+23.95%)
John Rogers 1,544,685 sh (+20.19%)
Scott Black 215,054 sh (+11.71%)
David Dreman 40,812 sh (+10.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,599,808 sh (+5.95%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,337,066 sh (+4.22%)
Robert Olstein 179,000 sh (+3.47%)
Jeff Auxier 43,202 sh (+0.17%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 67,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Mairs and Power 195,246 sh (-1.49%)
James Barrow 35,856,072 sh (-2.05%)
Ken Fisher 29,351 sh (-2.09%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 138,700 sh (-4.28%)
Tweedy Browne 1,653,640 sh (-5.84%)
Richard Snow 83,809 sh (-13.23%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,756 sh (-18.42%)
Mario Gabelli 277,749 sh (-19.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 66,835 sh (-23.71%)
Pioneer Investments 1,036,482 sh (-36.79%)
Jim Simons 59,602 sh (-97.84%)
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Q4 2015

VZ Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 40,840 sh (+39.14%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,700,000 sh (+21.51%)
James Barrow 35,692,420 sh (-0.46%)
Mario Gabelli 273,104 sh (-1.67%)
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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.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.22
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. VZ: 20.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VZ' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.47  Med: 17.59 Max: 187.81
Current: 20.22
8.47
187.81
Forward P/E 12.38
VZ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. VZ: 12.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.22
VZ's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. VZ: 20.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VZ' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 18.21 Max: 185.72
Current: 20.22
9.99
185.72
P/B 12.56
VZ's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VZ: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VZ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.40 Max: 22.01
Current: 12.56
1.37
22.01
P/S 2.15
VZ's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. VZ: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VZ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.2
Current: 2.15
0.89
2.2
PFCF 23.16
VZ's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. VZ: 23.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VZ' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 9.61 Max: 28.97
Current: 23.16
4.08
28.97
POCF 5.79
VZ's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. VZ: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VZ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.76 Max: 6.4
Current: 5.79
2.12
6.4
EV-to-EBIT 13.51
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. VZ: 13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VZ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 13.80 Max: 23.9
Current: 13.51
10.6
23.9
EV-to-EBITDA 8.91
VZ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. VZ: 8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VZ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 7.90 Max: 9.9
Current: 8.91
5.9
9.9
PEG 203.00
VZ's PEG is ranked lower than
99% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VZ: 203.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VZ' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.89 Max: 56.57
Current: 203
1.13
56.57
Shiller P/E 23.43
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. VZ: 23.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VZ' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 17.78 Max: 28.99
Current: 23.43
9.05
28.99
Current Ratio 0.63
VZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VZ: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VZ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.63
0.52
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.59
VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VZ: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VZ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.59
0.48
2.59
Days Inventory 8.26
VZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. VZ: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VZ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 12.49 Max: 22.86
Current: 8.26
7.94
22.86
Days Sales Outstanding 37.32
VZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. VZ: 37.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.66  Med: 41.46 Max: 45.83
Current: 37.32
37.66
45.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.42
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. VZ: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VZ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 5.00 Max: 7.47
Current: 4.42
3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout 0.89
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
64% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VZ: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VZ' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.67 Max: 3.21
Current: 0.89
0.22
3.21
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.00
VZ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
51% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VZ: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VZ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.50 Max: 4.9
Current: 3
0
4.9
Forward Dividend Yield 4.43
VZ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VZ: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.10
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VZ: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VZ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 5.77 Max: 8.62
Current: 5.1
4.4
8.62
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.90
VZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. VZ: -11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VZ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.4  Med: -0.65 Max: 1.1
Current: -11.9
-21.4
1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.42
VZ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VZ: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VZ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.78
Current: 1.42
0.46
3.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.44
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. VZ: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VZ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.44
0.61
2.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.44
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VZ: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VZ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 7.20 Max: 9.4
Current: 7.44
4.2
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.67
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. VZ: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VZ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 12.30 Max: 23.1
Current: 11.67
-2.1
23.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $131620
EPS $ 2.51
Beta0.47
Short Percentage of Float1.23%
52-Week Range $38.06 - 51.20
Shares Outstanding(Mil)4068.87

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 131,433 132,067 130,835 129,843
EPS($) 3.96 3.98 4.14 4.20
EPS without NRI($) 3.96 3.98 4.14 4.20

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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 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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