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HTTP://ABOUTUS.VERIZONWIRELESS.COM/LEADERSHIP/EXECUTIVE/INDEX.HTML PUBLISHER=ABOUTUS.VERIZONWIRELESS.COM STORES 2010 HOT 100 RETAILERS >PUBLISHER=STORES.ORG, United States>U.S.verizonwireless.com}}}}Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless,WEB,weblink Cellco Partnership, Inc.: Private Company Information, bloomberg.com, 2018-08-11, WEB, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless,weblink Federal Communications Commission, December 26, 2018, en, December 16, 2015, is an American telecommunications company which offers wireless products and services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications. Verizon Wireless is the second largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States after AT&T.WEB, AT&T Financial Reports & Quarterly Earnings >publisher=AT&T, July 24, 2019, August 18, 2019, WEB, Financial and Operating Information,weblink>, Verizon, June 30, 2019, August 18, 2019, WEB, List of United States wireless communication providers,weblink The Wikipedia Community, August 1, 2019date=August 2019}}The company is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. It was founded in 2000 as a joint venture of American telecommunications firm Bell Atlantic, which would soon become Verizon Communications, and British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone. Verizon Communications became the sole owner in 2014 after buying Vodafone's 45-percent stake in the company.It operates a national 4G LTE network covering about 98 percent of the U.S. population,WEB, Better Matters,weblink Verizon Wireless, August 23, 2016, which in December 2015 won or tied for top honors in each category of the RootMetrics RootScore Reports. Verizon Wireless offers mobile phone services through a variety of devices. Its LTE in Rural America Program, with 21 rural wireless carriers participating, covers 2.7 million potential users in 169 rural counties. Verizon Wireless announced in 2015 that it was developing a 5G, or fifth generation, network.

History

(File:Verizon-Wireless-Logo.svg|thumb|right|Verizon's original logo used from April 4, 2000 to September 1, 2015. It is still seen in the front of many stores.)In September 1999, American phone company Bell Atlantic and U.K.-based Vodafone Airtouch PLC proposed they would create a new wireless phone service joint venture valued at $70 billion.NEWS, Bell Atlantic, Vodafone join wireless services, Noguchi, Yuki,weblink The Washington Post, September 21, 1999, July 21, 2015, The joint venture was being created as Bell Atlantic underwent a merger with GTE Corporation. In April 2000, the companies announced that the Bell Atlantic-GTE merger would take the name Verizon and that the Bell Atlantic-Vodafone wireless unit would be called Verizon Wireless (legally Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless).NEWS, Bell Atlantic and GTE pick post-merger name, Schiesel, Seth,weblink The New York Times, April 4, 2000, July 21, 2015, Verizon Communications owned 55 percent of Verizon Wireless while Vodafone retained 45 percent ownership.NEWS, Timeline: Verizon and Vodafone's long relationship,weblink Reuters, April 25, 2013, July 21, 2015, Regulators with the Federal Communications Commission approved the Bell Atlantic-GTE merger June 16, 2000,NEWS, Bell, GTE merger approved,weblink CNN, June 16, 2000, July 21, 2015, creating the largest wireless company in the U.S.NEWS, FCC approves wireless-assets merger of Bell Atlantic, Vodafone AirTouch, Chen, Kathy,weblink Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2000, July 21, 2015, Verizon Wireless held this market position until Cingular acquired AT&T Wireless Services in 2004.NEWS, Cingular, AT&T Wireless deal complete, new focus on the horizon, Rubner, Justin,weblink American City Business Journals, Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 26, 2004, July 21, 2015, Throughout the 2000s, Verizon acquired several wireless phone companies and assets across the country, including West Virginia Wireless in 2006;NEWS, Business briefs,weblink Charleston Daily Mail, February 4, 2007, July 21, 2015, Ramcell in 2007;NEWS, Southwestern Oregon to benefit from Verizon Wireless network expansion,weblink Salem-News.com, February 18, 2008, July 21, 2015, Rural Cellular CorporationNEWS, FCC approves Verizon, Rural Cellular merger,weblink Dow Jones Newswires, August 1, 2008, July 21, 2015, and SureWest Communications, both in 2008.NEWS, Verizon Wireless SureWest Wireless biz. Who's next?, Frommer, Dan,weblink Business Insider, January 22, 2008, July 21, 2015, Also in 2008, Verizon struck a deal to buy Alltel for $5.9 billion in equity while assuming $22.2 billion worth of debt.NEWS, Verizon completes Alltel purchase, Reardon, Marguerite,weblink CNET, January 9, 2009, July 21, 2015, NEWS, Verizon agrees to buy Alltel for $28.1 billion, Sorkin, Andrew Ross, Holson, Laura M.,weblink The New York Times, June 6, 2008, July 21, 2015, The deal finalized January 9, 2009, again making Verizon Wireless the country's biggest cellphone network. As per the agreement, Verizon sold rural wireless properties across 18 states to AT&T. Those properties were in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.NEWS, AT&T to buy Verizon territories, affecting 1M subscribers, Svensson, Peter,weblink The Associated Press, May 9, 2009, July 21, 2015, Verizon's acquisitions continued in the 2010s, including the purchases of some Plateau Wireless markets in 2012NEWS, AT&T scoops up 40,000 customers, spectrum assets of Plateau Wireless, Dano, Mike,weblink FierceWireless.com, June 24, 2014, July 21, 2015, and Golden State Cellular's operator in 2014.NEWS, Verizon Wireless consumes Golden State Cellular and Mobi PCS, Dano, Mike,weblink FierceWireless.com, April 21, 2014, July 21, 2015, Majority owner Verizon Communications became sole owner of its wireless business in 2014, when it bought Vodafone's 45 percent stake. Vodafone received $58.9 billion cash, $60.2 billion in stock and $11 billion in other transactions.NEWS, Verizon seals long-sought $130 billion deal to own wireless unit, De La Merced, Michael J., Scott, Mark,weblink The New York Times, September 2, 2013, July 21, 2015, NEWS, Verizon, Vodafone agree to $130 billion wireless deal, Holton, Kate, Carew, Sinead,weblink Reuters, September 2, 2013, July 21, 2015, An article in The New York Times estimated Verizon Wireless' valuation at about $290 billion.In late 2014, it became known that Verizon Wireless uses deep packet inspection for server-side insertion of a customer-unique ID field ("X-UIDH") into all unencrypted HTTP headers. The mechanism has been referred to as "supercookie" or "perma-cookie", although it is not technically a cookie in that it does not store information on the customers device and is transparent to the user. It can not be averted with common mechanisms like ad-blockers; however it can not be inserted into encrypted HTTPS and VPN connections. Verizon advertises the system to marketing partners. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on Verizon to terminate the program, calling it a "profound violation of trust", expressing concern over abuse by third parties, and questioning the legality of Verizon modifying their users' outgoing data without offering them the possibility of a full opt-out.WEB,weblink Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls, Electronic Frontier Foundation, January 19, 2014, WEB,weblink Checking known AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Bell Canada & Vodacom Unique Identifier beacons, January 19, 2014, WEB,weblink Verizon, AT&T tracking their users with 'supercookies', Craig, Timberg, The Washington Post, January 19, 2014, WEB,weblink Which Apps Protect Against Verizon and Turn's Invasive User Tracking?, Peter, Eckersley, January 15, 2015, WEB,weblink AT&T Ditches Tracking Header Program; Verizon Still Refuses, Jacob, Hoffman-Andrews, November 14, 2014, In January 2015, Verizon announced they would give customers the option of opting out, and as of April 1, 2015, Verizon now allows customers to opt-out either online or calling a special phone number.WEB, Verizon lets customers opt out of program that inserted 'super cookie' to track mobile browsing,weblink FierceWireless, May 11, 2015, In August 2016, Verizon hired Ronan Dunne, the former head of British provider O2, as the new president of its wireless business.WEB, Verizon Hires Former O2 CEO Ronan Dunne to Head Wireless Unit,weblink Bloomberg, March 22, 2017, In September 2016, Comcast confirmed that it planned to launch a mobile service, using Verizon's network as an MVNO, in mid-2017.WEB, Comcast confirms plans to launch mobile phone service in 2017,weblink The Verge, October 8, 2016, WEB, Comcast Is Launching a Wireless Service Next Year,weblink The Motley Fool, October 8, 2016, In February 2017, in the wake of competition from Sprint and T-Mobile, and initiatives to expand the capacity and improve the quality of its network by using macrocells and supporting carrier aggregation, Verizon announced that it would bring back an "unlimited" data plan (subject to throttling in heavy network areas after 22 GB of usage). Verizon's decision not to restrict the bitrate of video services prompted Sprint and T-Mobile to remove similar restrictions from their own plans.WEB, Inside Verizon’s Decision to Go Unlimited,weblink Fortune, March 22, 2017, In March 2017, Verizon announced that all their Android phones will have AppFlash, to help users find content and services across different apps.WEB,weblink Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen, Ha, Anthony, TechCrunch, March 30, 2017, Critics spoke harshly against it.WEB,weblink Verizon phones will soon get the useless 'AppFlash' search tool in an upcoming rollout, March 28, 2017, On June 8, 2018, Verizon announced Hans Vestberg has been picked to become CEO on August 1, 2018.NEWS,weblink Verizon picks Hans Vestberg as its next CEO, showing how the company is prioritizing 5G, Robins, Michael Sheetz, Anjali, 2018-06-08, CNBC, 2018-06-11, In August 2018, the fire department of Santa Clara County, California filed a evidence in a lawsuit seeking the reinstatement of net neutrality policies, which accused Verizon of throttling an "unlimited" wireless data plan associated with a vehicle that was being used to coordinate responses to the Mendocino Complex Fire. The department reported that a Verizon Wireless customer service representative insisted that they must upgrade to a higher-cost data plan in order to restore their internet speed. In a statement, Verizon acknowledged that they did not properly explain the terms of their contract, and that the representative did not adhere to a company policy to remove these restrictions during emergency situations.WEB,weblink August 25, 2018, August 21, 2018, Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin, Verizon throttled fire department’s "unlimited" data during Calif. wildfire, In 2019, Verizon Wireless' services were split between two new divisions: Verizon Consumer and Verizon Business.NEWS, Verizon to Break Up Wireless Unit in Reorganization, Krouse, Sarah,weblink The Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2018, July 29, 2019, NEWS, Verizon to reorganize business segments, Dang, Sheila,weblink Reuters, November 5, 2018, July 29, 2019,

Network

Verizon Wireless operates a 4G LTE network, which, {{as of|2016|January|lc=y}}, covers about 98 percent of the U.S.NEWS, Verizon, Sprint lead on delivering mobile data traffic over LTE, Parker, Tammy,weblink Fierce Wireless, February 23, 2014, January 28, 2016, Before their LTE network was launched, they operated an exclusively CDMA2000 network (the other major CDMA2000 carrier in the US being Sprint). Verizon began its initial tests for the 4G LTE network in 2008NEWS, Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless, Cheng, Roger,weblink CNET, September 8, 2015, January 22, 2016, in order to move from older-generation mobile communications technologies to the emerging global standard.NEWS, CDMA vs. GSM: What's the difference?, Segan, Sascha,weblink PC Magazine, February 6, 2015, January 28, 2016, In December 2010, Verizon Wireless launched a fledgling 4G LTE network in 39 markets.NEWS, Verizon to launch 4G wireless network December 5, Reardon, Marguerite,weblink CNET, December 1, 2010, January 28, 2016, By December 2011, only a year after launch, 200 million Americans were covered with 4G LTE, and 190 markets were covered.WEB,weblink Happy 1st Anniversary, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE!, Verizon Wireless News Center, August 10, 2016, {{as of|2016}}, 98% percent of the U.S. is covered with LTE, and 92% of all data traffic is on LTE.WEB,weblink 1Q 2016 Quarter Earnings Conference Call Webcast, www.verizon.com, August 12, 2016, In 2012, the service provider bought spectrum from the country's biggest cable companies, including Comcast, and Spectrum (Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks at the time) to improve its data network across the U.S.NEWS, What is Verizon's new high-speed XLTE, and why should I care?, Gikas, Mike,weblink Consumer Reports, May 21, 2014, January 28, 2016, The new capacity allowed Verizon to launch what it calls XLTE (LTE on Band 4) in 2013, providing more capacity in congested and well-populated markets.NEWS, Verizon Wireless Names Faster Part of Its Network: XLTE, Chen, Brian X.,weblink The New York Times, May 19, 2014, January 28, 2016, Because 4G LTE is a data-transmitting network, when it launched, Verizon customers' voice calls were still carried over the company's CDMA2000 network,NEWS, Verizon set to launch voice-over-LTE service nationwide, Reardon, Marguerite,weblink CNET, August 26, 2014, January 28, 2016, which was developed for 3G cellphones. In September 2014, Verizon launched voice over LTE (VoLTE);NEWS, Verizon's Small: We have close to 4M VoLTE customers, Goldstein, Phil,weblink Fierce Wireless, August 11, 2015, January 28, 2016, this allowed voice calls to transmit via the data-only LTE network. This also allows for simultaneous voice and data services, something that is unavailable on traditional CDMA2000 calls. Along with VoLTE, Verizon also announced support for HD Voice, which provides higher quality audio for VoLTE calls, and native Video Calling for Android phones. In March 2016, Verizon enabled support for Wi-Fi Calling, which allows calls to be placed over a Wi-Fi Network. {{as of|2015|August}}, nearly 4 million of Verizon's 103.7 million subscribers used VoLTE.A report by RootMetrics on carrier performance in the first half of 2015 ranked Verizon's network as the best in overall national performance, network reliability, network speed, data performance and call performance.NEWS, RootMetrics says Verizon clear leader in wireless performance, T-Mobile CEO furious, Miller, Matthew,weblink ZDNet, August 18, 2015, January 28, 2016, For the second half of 2015, RootMetrics's RootScore Report ranked Verizon Wireless No. 1 in overall performance, network speed, network reliability, call performance and data performance.NEWS, OK, this is the fastest wireless carrier in the nation, Cheng, Roger,weblink CNET, February 17, 2016, February 22, 2016, Verizon Wireless and AT&T tied for first in text performance.In September 2015, Verizon's chief information and technology architect Roger Gurnani stated that Verizon was planning to trial a 5G wireless network within 12 months, with "some level of commercial deployment" by 2017. In late-August 2016, Verizon officially announced that it had rolled out LTE Advanced services in 461 markets. The company promoted that the technology would allow at least 50% higher LTE data speeds on supported devices.WEB, Verizon's faster LTE service is now available in over 450 cities,weblink The Verge, October 8, 2016,

Radio frequency summary

{{further|GSM frequency bands|UMTS frequency bands|LTE frequency bands}}The following is a list of known 2G, 3G, and LTE frequency bands which Verizon employs in the United States:{| class="wikitable sortable"|+Frequency bands used on the Verizon Network! Frequency Band !! Band Number !! Protocol !! Generation !! Status !! Notes850 MHz CLR >|0 1xRTT/EV-DO/eHRPD rowspan="2" | 2G/3G Active/Refarming to 4G LTEHTTP://WWW.FIERCEWIRELESS.COM/NODE/162946>TITLE=VERIZON TO START REFARMING PCS SPECTRUM FOR LTE IN 2015FIRST=SUEACCESS-DATE=SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 Verizon is currently refarming spectrum used for its 2G/3G CDMA networks to 4G LTE in markets where additional LTE capacity is needed; refarming was initially scheduled be completed by the end of 2019 but has delayed until 2020.1900 MHz PCS >| 1|850 MHz CLR LTE (telecommunication) > 4G|1900 MHz PCS|2LAST=HRISTOVWEBSITE=PHONE ARENAACCESS-DATE=2019-01-23, 700 MHz Upper C Block > Active Main LTE band, completed deployment mid-2013.SEGAN >FIRST=SASCHA TITLE=VERIZON: NATIONWIDE LTE 'SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE' | NEWS & OPINION DATE=JUNE 27, 2013, July 20, 2013, 1700/2100 MHz AWS >URL=HTTPS://WWW.ENGADGET.COM/2013/10/15/VERIZONS-LTE-AWS-ROLLOUT-BEGINS/WORK=ENGADGET ACCESSDATE=OCTOBER 26, 2013, at launch, this second layer of LTE coverage is used to increased bandwidth in major markets.{{wide image|Verizon Wireless Store, Norwalk, CT 06854, USA - Feb 2013.jpg|800px|A panoramic view within a Verizon Wireless store, Norwalk, Connecticut, circa February 2013.|alt=A panoramic view within a Verizon Wireless Store, Norwalk, CT, United States}}

RootMetrics RootScore awards

Verizon has historically done well on RootMetrics RootScore Reports.NEWS, Study: Verizon takes top networking honors, Baig, Edward,weblink USA Today, February 18, 2016, April 12, 2016, {|class="wikitable"! 2nd Half2013 1st Place1st Place| 1st Place1st Place| 2nd Place(#1: AT&T) 1st Place! 1st Half2014| 2nd Place(#1: AT&T)1st Place! 2nd Half2014| 3rd Place(#1: AT&T, #2: Sprint)! 1st Half2015| 2nd Place(#1: AT&T)! 2nd Half2015| 1st Place(Tied #1: AT&T)!1st Half20161st Place!2nd Half2016!1st Half2017|1st Place(Tied #1: AT&T, Sprint) !2nd Half2017|1st Place|1st Place1st Place (Tied #1: AT&T Mobility>AT&T, Sprint)|1st Place|1st Place|1st Place!1st Half2018|1st Place1st Place1st Place (Tied #1: AT&T1st Place1st Place1st Place!2nd Half2018|1st Place

Apps

Verizon Wireless offers certain applications and services that are exclusive to its subscribers. Many of these apps are pre-loaded on Verizon devices—primarily Android smartphones. The company has received criticism for this practice, as users and critics have viewed the applications to be "bloatware" that are sometimes redundant to applications already included with the device's operating system.WEB, Samsung Galaxy S5 Bloatware Removal Guide,weblink Laptop Magazine, October 22, 2014, WEB, Bloatware Creeps Into Android Phones,weblink Wired, October 22, 2014, WEB, Friday Rant: The Ever-Sorrier State of Android Bloatware,weblink Time, October 22, 2014, The NFL Mobile app allows Verizon Wireless subscribers to stream National Football League games and NFL Network on their devices. While previously a subscription-based service, NFL Mobile was made free to all subscribers beginning in the 2015 NFL season. As part of an exclusivity agreement with the NFL, only Verizon Wireless subscribers could stream NFL telecasts to devices with screens {{convert|7|in|cm}} or less in size. This contract ended after the 2017 NFL season;WEB,weblink Verizon’s exclusivity for live games on mobile expected to end, Sports Business Daily, en-US, 2017-10-23, WEB, CBS Tackles New Game With Super Bowl 50: Digital Viewers And Live-Streamed Ads, Variety, January 26, 2016, January 28, 2016,weblink WEB, Super Bowl 2016: How to watch Super Bowl 50 on TV, online on CBS,weblink CBSSports.com, January 30, 2016, NEWS, Verizon Wireless Drops $5 Monthly Fee to Watch NFL Live Games for All Customers, Spangler, Todd,weblink Variety (magazine), Variety, September 4, 2015, July 21, 2015, Verizon agreed to a new five-year, non-exclusive digital rights agreement, which removes the device class exclusivity, and focuses more upon distributing its streams and other enhanced digital content via its portfolio of internet media brands, rather than being exclusive to Verizon Wireless subscribers.NEWS,weblink Verizon, NFL agree to new 5-year deal worth nearly $2.5 billion, Darren, Rovell, ESPN.com, December 11, 2017, December 11, 2017, WEB,weblink Verizon’s exclusivity for live games on mobile expected to end, Sports Business Daily, en-US, October 23, 2017, As part of a deal that also granted the carrier title sponsorship of the series, Verizon subscribers also have access to exclusive streaming content within the official IndyCar Series app.NEWS, App brings IndyCar racing from the track to mobile devices, Cardenas, Edward,weblink CBSDetroit.com, May 24, 2015, July 21, 2015, The My Verizon app is used for account management, including checking usage statistics and managing the user's service plan and account features.WEB, Verizon's new plans raise prices for more data,weblink USA Today, July 18, 2016, WEB,weblink Verizon App: See usage, network performance, set limits and more, Komando staff, September 22, 2014, Kim Komando, Kommando.com, July 21, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150813232230weblink">weblink August 13, 2015, dead, WEB,weblink How to lock down your data usage once and for all, Alyssa, Bereznak, October 24, 2014, Yahoo! Tech, July 21, 2015, Verizon Cloud, which allows photos, videos, contacts, messages and call logs to be synchronized online, was released in April 2013 initially for Android phones,WEB,weblink Verizon Cloud backup service rolling out for Android, comes soon to iOS, Jon, Fingas, April 29, 2013, Engadget, July 21, 2015, followed the next month by a launch for iOS.WEB,weblink Verizon Cloud adds online storage for iOS devices, Lance, Whitney, May 24, 2013, CNET, July 21, 2015, Verizon Messages, otherwise known as Message+, is an alternative text messaging app that additionally allows messages to be synchronized between multiple devices.WEB,weblink New Verizon app untethers text messages from your cell phone, Steven, Musil, March 21, 2013, CNET, July 21, 2015, VZ Navigator is a subscription-based maps and navigation service which provides turn-by-turn navigation, crowdsourced traffic data, weather, events and entertainment listings, gas prices, roadside assistance, 2D and 3D views.NEWS, VZ Navigator 5 review, Lendino, Jamie,weblink PC Magazine, March 23, 2010, July 21, 2015, The Verizon Support & Protection app provides technical support services, lost device location, and on Android, antivirus functionality.NEWS, Mailbag: Most Internet providers offer antivirus software for free, Chuang, Tamara,weblink The Denver Post, February 23, 2015, July 21, 2015, Verizon Family Locator is a subscription-based service and app can be used to track the locations of family members on a map for up to 10 devices.NEWS, Where is everyone? Try a tracking app, Rosenbloom, Stephanie,weblink The New York Times, June 13, 2013, July 21, 2015, WEB,weblink Six ways to share your exact location with family (and why), Scott, Webster, June 24, 2013, CNET, July 21, 2015, Verizon Family Base allows parents to restrict when and how their children use their phones, view their children's contacts and lock the devices.WEB,weblink So is Verizon's 'More Everything' plan a good deal?, Roger, Cheng, February 13, 2014, CNET, July 21, 2015, Verizon also offers the GizmoPal, a wristband-worn phone for children that is restricted to only placing or receiving calls from one of two designated caregivers, and has GPS tracking.WEB,weblink LG GizmoPal wearable lets kids call their parents with one button, Edgar, Alvarez, November 26, 2014, Engadget, July 21, 2015, NEWS, LG GizmoPal (Verizon Wireless), Segan, Sascha,weblink PC Magazine, January 30, 2015, July 21, 2015, Other Verizon Wireless apps include Field Force Manager, which allows employers to manage employees with GPS, management timesheets and oversee travel,WEB,weblink GPS, geofencing drive highway department efficiency, John Breeden II, June 5, 2014, GCN, July 21, 2015, Visual Voice MailNEWS, Crucial features iPhone users just take for granted, Bradley, Tony,weblink Forbes, December 31, 2014, July 21, 2015, and Roadside Assistance.NEWS, Verizon Wireless and Roadside Assistance, Harris, Brad,weblink Demand Media, July 21, 2015, NEWS, 5 ways to get cheap (or even free) roadside assistance, Colley, Angela,weblink Christian Science Monitor, July 20, 2012, July 21, 2015,

Products and services

Verizon Wireless offers cellphones, home telephone, and Internet services through a variety of devices.

Wireless phone services

Verizon Wireless offers smartphones powered by Apple's iOS, Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS.WEB,weblink Profile: Verizon Communications Inc., Reuters, February 4, 2016, Its basic phones use Verizon's 3G network, while the smartphones use their 4G LTE network. The company offers different voice and data plans for its users.NEWS, New Verizon plans ditch phone subsidies, contracts, Albanesius, Chloe,weblink PC Magazine, August 7, 2015, February 4, 2016, NEWS, Verizon kills off service contracts, smartphone subsidies, Cheng, Roger,weblink CNET, August 7, 2015, February 4, 2016,

Wireless home phone

Introduced in February 2015 as Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect, Wireless Home Phone uses Verizon's cellular network rather than using traditional landline wires to provide home phone service.NEWS, Verizon Wireless gets a boost from home phones — yes, home phones, Knutson, Ryan,weblink The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014, February 4, 2016,

Mobile Wi-Fi and broadband

Verizon Wireless sells Wi-Fi hotspot devices, including Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L and Jetpack MiFi 6620L.NEWS, Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotpost AC791L, Kumar, Ajay,weblink PC Magazine, October 16, 2015, February 4, 2016, Verizon Wireless' home Internet services includes 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice that can power a home's wireless network and connect up to 10 devices and a home phone.NEWS, Verizon Wireless nudges into home phone, broadband biz, Cheng, Roger,weblink CNET, September 25, 2013, February 4, 2016,

LTE in Rural America

The LTE in Rural America Program (or LRA program), introduced in May 2010, covers 2.7 million potential users over 225,000 miles in 169 rural counties.NEWS, Verizon: All 21 LTE in Rural America carrier partners have launched service, Goldstein, Phil,weblink Fierce Wireless, October 15, 2015, January 28, 2016, Under this program, partners lease spectrum from Verizon Wireless and connect to the company's network, and Verizon provides technical support and resources to help the rural wireless company build out its own 4G LTE network. The program extends the footprint of 4G LTE coverage for both the rural carrier and Verizon, as customers can take advantage of both networks.WEB, Verizon's LTE in Rural America (LRA) Program Celebrates Five Years of Delivering Advanced Wireless Services to Rural Customers,weblink Verizon Wireless News Center, May 20, 2015, {{as of|2015}}, all LRA members have fully rolled out their 4G LTE networks.Participants:
  • Appalachian Wireless
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Cellcom
  • Chariton Valley
  • Chat Mobility
  • Copper Valley Telecom
  • Bravado Wireless (former Sprocket Wireless by Cross Telephone)
  • Custer Telephone
  • Ketchikan Public Utilities
  • Matanuska Telephone Association
  • Mid-Rivers Wireless
  • Nemont
  • Northwest Missouri
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • Strata Networks
  • Southwestern Wireless (former Key Communications)
  • S & R Communications
  • Thumb Cellular
  • Triangle Communications
  • Wireless Partners

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See also

References

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External links

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  • {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20000519214314weblink |date=May 19, 2000 |title=Verizon Wireless }}
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