Verizon hits 98.9 million subs, revenue grows to $29.4 billion in first quarter
Verizon is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of subscribers and it is also the one with the most prolific 4G LTE service, covering 287 million people in the United States.
The carrier has recently submitted a $1.5 billion bid to acquire Clearwire spectrum for its network.
“Our strategic investments in wireless, wireline and global networks have given us the platforms to sustain momentum and take advantage of growth opportunities in key markets for broadband, video and cloud services,” Verizon’s chief executive Lowell McAdam said. “With ongoing improvements in operating efficiency, we expect continued growth in free cash flow and earnings as we move through the year.”
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
VZW is harvesting the fruits of its early and significant investment in LTE. AT&T is still rolling out its LTE network, while T-Mo and Sprint are in the earliest of stages of rolling out their LTE networks.
4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6963; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Verizon is going too loise half those billions if they dont pull two year contract
6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
They have the very best coverage, that's what concerns the utmost™
VERIZON and "VODAFONE here in the UK is known and used by prestige and is a brand trend"™
9. JunitoNH (Posts: 1172; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Oh.........don't you worry, they will. What they are not going to pull are their prices.
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You can set up a month-to-month account with VZW right now. Don't even need to buy a phone from them. The customer provided equipment just has to support the VZW frequencies.
If you are wanting VZW to cut their prices, don't hold your breath.
7. speckledapple (Posts: 887; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
how interesting would it be in the us if verizon and att were both broken up into several carriers of different types and uses.
10. Rockbottom97 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)
Funny, the goverment did that to ATT and divided them up into smaller versions of itself. But, after time and like the Terminator thing from the 2nd movie, it reabsorbed all of its small subsidaries and became the huge juggernaunt ATT is today.
11. Rockbottom97 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)
Not surprised but I think next quarter will be the interesting one with a good first look at TMo's new contract plans and seeing how many customer adds they have overall. That will be a good first look if subsidized phones are here to say or if there is a chance contracts are going away.
12. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
It's amazing to me that verizon is able to post a profit like this while deploying new lte networks. Just shows how much they're over pricing their service.
13. johnriii (Posts: 234; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
what's amazing is that they still have 98.9 million subscribers, even with tons of people jumping ship. I guess service coverage DOES matter.
15. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Unfortunately it does. I've used t-mobile & sprint, and if you're not in a big city the coverage is pretty bad. Currently using an At&t prepaid.