Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ, NASDAQ: VZ), branded as Verizon (/vÉrËaÉªzÉn/), is an American broadband and telecommunications company and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in New York City) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and emerged as part of the 1984 Breakup of AT&T into seven "Baby Bells." In 1997, Bell Atlantic merged with another Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, based in New York City with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine. The combined company kept the Bell Atlantic name. In 2000, Bell Atlantic acquired former independent phone company GTE, and adopted the name "Verizon", a portmanteau of veritas (Latin for "truth") and horizon. The company's headquarters are located in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Samsung‘s really tapping into the ultra smartphone market lately, which has seen a slew of releases lately. In its top-tier sector, Samsung released the Galaxy S II just a few months ago, in close competition with the 4Gs from Apple. And just recently, Samsung has delivered the dream phone us geeks all of over world [...]
This year’s annual satisfaction survey conducted by Consumer Reports magazine heralds Verizon as the leading telecom company in customer satisfaction out of all the four nationwide giants in the US. Not very surprising, AT&T scored the lowest benchmark. Yes, for the second year in a row AT&T scored the poorest, which should raise some questions [...]
An anonymous mobile app developer tipped off Techcrunch about the connection capabilities of the upcoming highly anticipated iPhone 5 by Apple. Thus, the device is reportedly most certain to suppoert both CDMA (such as the one used by Verizon or Sprint in the United States) and GSM, the dominant mobile network in the world (which [...]