Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)
, parent company to Verizon Wireless (the number 2 cell phone provider in the United States) is one of the largest communication companies in the world. Founded in 2000 following the merger of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. Verizon has quickly become one of the world’s largest communications companies. Headquartered in New York, Verizon does over $71 billion in revenue, annually.
+ Recently merged with MCI
+ Number 2 cell phone service provider (in number of clients) behind Cingular Wireless, Inc. (As off 11/1/2005)
+ Has the largest, most reliable wireless network in the United States