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The second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States.

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Not Perfect, But a Cut Above the Rest

  • Dec 16, 2008
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Obviously rating a cell phone provider is based on one's subjective opionion, and personal experiences with the provider.  Not everyone's is the same. 

For me, I can only find one thing I could complain about with Verizon, and it's their price plans.  They're a little more expensive than the plans from the other big cell phone companies -- AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  However, this is a minor grievance when I take into consideration that I never get dropped calls.  (A lofty statement, yes, but one that I shamelessly acknowledge to be true.)  Also, there's nary a place where I do not get reception.  If in the off-chance that I don't, I've found that no other provider gets service there, as well.

As for customer service, well I've never really found a need to call them for anything.  Any problem I have, I go to their internet site for help, or go to one of the many Verizon kiosks, storefronts, or Circuit City (who only sell Verizon phones) to get things taken care -- all of which occur without a hitch.

I give props to AT&T for having the best phones in the market, but when it comes to reliability in knowing that you'll always be able to get that important phone call, it's Verizon...hands down.

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review by . December 09, 2008
Verizon is a very good cell phone provider. But I just can't give 'em a higher rating because they barely get reception in my area despite being the most expensive major carrier.     I admit, I live at a high elevation, but it's not like I'm out in the middle of nowhere! If you drive just a mile downhill, boom! Perfect reception. I think their customer service is pretty good, but they're just such a strange company. Some days, I won't get any text messages except those from …
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Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on a total of 70.8 million U.S. subscribers,[1] behind AT&T Mobility's 72.9 million subscribers.[2] Verizon Wireless has the highest revenue of all wireless companies based within the United States, with an annual revenue of $43.9 billion. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group, with 55 and 45 percent ownership respectively.[3] They claim their wireless network covers geographic regions that contain a population of 260 million people within the United States.[4]

On June 5, 2008, Verizon Wireless announced their intention to acquire rural provider Alltel Wireless in a deal valued at $28.1 Billion. With this merger, Verizon Wireless states that it will have approximately 85.2 million wireless subscribers and will cover a geographical region that contains approximately 290 million people.[5][6] The merger received its final approval from the FCC on 2008-11-04. Once the merger is complete, Verizon Wireless will be the largest carrier in the United States

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