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A leading communications provider, Verizon offers wireless service and telecom for home and business.
The King of Wireless. Everyone else's days are numbered
PRISM I am a foreign (non-U.S.) national living outside the USA. I am also a paying customer of Microsoft, Google and Apple's.In fact, Microsoft and Apple are likely to derive the major part of their global revenues from people just like me: people outside the USA. Billions of people around the world use Microsoft and Apple products and use Google searches on a daily basis.Does this make all the 5 billion people outside of the USA free game? I find these reassurances that "only non U.S. persons outside the USA" are targeted very disturbing in their narrowness and lack of regard for international business.Personally, I am likely to terminate my business relationships with the above companies when the next reasonable opportunity presents itself.From A PR point of view, I am baffled about not having heard of any efforts of the companies participating in PRISM to reassure their international customers. The same goes for the reporting on these issues, as above.
The top cell phone network provider and their purchase of Hughes telematics was a wise move given the personal auto insurance potential use of telematics universally.
Verizon is undergoing through Finance Transformation internally to make it one of the top companies that have an efficient Finance Department. This will reduce costs but not lose good talent.
Picked it as the cell provider for My Mini
It is hard to find anyone these days that does not have a cell phone. Verizon being one of the biggest wireless companies in America, it is hard to think that they will go away. Verizon can only grow from here.
VZ has climbed nicely since early in the year and this has been at a proven enough pace for me to like it at this price. Paying 3.9% Yield is the bonus that puts this over the edge in holding onto VZ for 5+ years.
it has outrageously high P/E and payout ratios. can't imagine that the conservative investors that gravitate toward VZ will keep buying more- best to cash in now at year + highs and buy again cheaper
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The issue with Verizon and it's market cap is that they primary revenue generating part of the business is owned by VOD.Either they will eventually need to take on a large aMOUNT OF DEBT to buyout from VOD and then their network will suffer. The perception that VZ operates a better network than T is just that, a perception. remember VZ aquired WorldCom who cut every corner and cheated all their investors with fake revenues. This caused many in the TELCOM industry to lose their jobs as the rest of the industry tried to keep up.T is the player with returns from smartphones coming in multiples of what the land line business generated.
Dowjones in maximums.
Has not been doing well. I think it might be a general trend. Buy with caution
#2 High Yield DOD
Will remain relevant and important for many years to come. Verizon tends to rank high in customer satisfaction among the major telecoms, and I hear few complaints or bad press exclusive to them versus T-Mobile or AT&T, etc. The 4.8% yield here is solid, and forward P/E is reasonable.
It's price is getting high even though it has a good dividend.
markmhere phoned in Verizon wireless on Dec 7, 2012.(just a reminder to any new applicants only 24 shopping days left until the deadline for picks)
VZW still provides the best phone coverage. Especially important if you're doing business in NY City. I've tried all of the four largest carriers and had the fewest dropped calls on Verizon Wireless. There are areas in the U.S. where AT&T and even T-Mobile or Sprint are stronger, but now that VZW is finally adding more exciting phones w Global Coverage like the RAZR M, I believe they are the most committed of the carriers to improvement and expansion.
1. iPhone 5 unlocked out of the box (product advantage)2. Fastest LTE network (service advantage)3. More network coverage than all competitors combined (service advantage + business capacity)4. Competitive pricing (neutral)5. Consistent dividend 6. Lower P/E than AT&T at half the market cap7. They allow large downloads (like torrents) over LTE unlike their competitors (service advantage)8. Decent financials
The only major provider worth a hoot. Good dividend and best service in the game makes Verizon a long-term winner.
Verizon; the lesser evil.
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