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Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless
Company nameCellco Partnership
DBA Verizon Wireless
Company typeJoint Venture
Verizon Communications Inc. 55%

Vodafone Group plc 45%
Slogan"Verizon Wireless. Rule the air."
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded2000
HeadquartersBasking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
No. of locations2330
Key peopleDan Mead, CEO
John Stratton, COO
ProductsLTE (4G) CDMA2000 1x & EV-DO (3G)/ SMS (text messaging), MMS (picture messaging), Video on Demand (V CAST), Mobile TV (V CAST Mobile TV), location-based services, BREW (Get It Now), Push to Talk, Global Phone Rental/Sales (via Vodafone) (GSM/CDMA dual-mode phones), Satellite Phone Rental/Sales (via Vodafone/Iridium)
Revenue(+) US$ 26.9 billion (Q1 2011)
Net income(+) US$ 3.26 billion (Q1 2011)
Employees82,000 (2010)
ParentVerizon Communications (55%)
Vodafone (45%)

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Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is one of the largest mobile network operators in the United States. The network has 107.7 million subscribers as of 2011, making it the largest wireless service provider in America.

Headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the company is a joint venture of U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon Communications and UK multinational mobile network operator Vodafone, with 55 and 45 percent ownership respectively. On January 9, 2009, Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel Wireless in a deal valued at $28.1 billion. The acquisition expanded Verizon's wireless network.


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