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Verizon is one of three main US telcos, which has wireline coverage from New Jersey to Virginia and New York to Maine on the East coast. It is a composite of a number of the local phone companies which once belonged to AT&T. Today Verizon’s cellular business Verizon Wireless was formed from to Bell Atlantic Mobile, Nynex Mobile, Vodafone’s AirTouch Communications, PrimeCo Communications, and GTE Mobilnet. As a result of its contribution Vodafone owns 45% of the business. It has a nationwide footprint and is currently the largest US cellular operator, (104 million users at the end of 2010) though it may be overtaken by AT&T Mobility if its purchase of T-Mobile goes through. Verizon Wireless, like AT&T Mobility has been acquiring smaller rivals and most recently added Alltel in 2009. Verizon uses the same CDMA 2000 technology that Sprint uses, different from the W-CDMA technologies of AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

Qualcomm and Verizon boost Android security

15 May, 2013

Chip giant partners with Kaspersky to preinstall antivirus tools, while Verizon and VMware support secure business profile

Vodafone shareholders will look for high US price

30 April, 2013

While Verizon is reported to be preparing $100bn bid for the rest of its wireless arm, Vodafone could ask $135bn

Verizon Wireless goes down low cost road

12 April, 2013

Introduces its cheapest plan at $35, as prepaid market expands and it frees up affordable capacity in its CDMA network

Verizon upgraded on hopes for Vodafone buy-out

19 March, 2013

Citigroup believes the window is open for US telco to take full control of Verizon Wireless, but could require $80bn in new debt

Redbox Instant set to be released by end of March

11 January, 2013

Verizon's CEO reveals launch window at CES

Verizon and AT&T boast of strong smartphone Q4s

8 January, 2013

Verizon chief says wireless arm had its best Q4 ever, and revives speculation that it will buy out Vodafone

Verizon Galaxy SIIIs face Jelly Bean update issues

19 December, 2012

Android 4.1 finally arrives for carrier's handset but not without some teething problems

Verizon charges $5 a month for Galaxy Camera data

11 December, 2012

Starts to add wider range of devices to Share Everything plans, but denies it is blocking Google Wallet

Lumia 822, 8X up for pre-order at Verizon

9 November, 2012

Nokia and HTC devices shipping in time for Thanksgiving

Lumia 822 now official for Verizon

29 October, 2012

No details on pricing or a release date as of yet