Verizon confident in LTE market lead, not concerned about Softbank/Sprint deal

Verizon confident in LTE market lead, not concerned about Softbank/Sprint deal
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed confidence in multiple segments of the business and provided an overview of where things are going with the US’ largest wireless carrier, and second largest telephone company.

For those that are still recovering from hurricane Sandy, Verizon is replacing damaged copper lines with fiber-optics which will introduce FiOS services to those areas. The converged phone, TV and internet service has been a hit with customers and Verizon expects to convert substantially more customers in 2013 than the 200,000 it added this year.

On the wireless front, things are also looking rosy. Mr. McAdam said that more customers were connecting tablets to their wireless accounts. Verizon’s huge lead in 4G/LTE coverage maintains the carrier’s momentum in attracting new customers.



When asked about Softbank’s pending acquisition of Sprint, and the possibility that Softbank might follow its formula of lowering prices and bring new content to market, McAdam predicted that Sprint would lower prices in an effort to attract more customers, “We’ve seen low price providers come and go over the years. And so, we’re not going to be adjusting our game.”

McAdam confirmed that Redbox Instant by Verizon was in internal beta testing, and that Verizon will open the service up to customers later in December or early January.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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37 Comments

1. mydi.maus unregistered

verizon is king! and with redbox +verizon=movies : )

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

high price king - I should know - I have their service.

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You should look into whether or not you're eligible for any corporate discounts through work.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yes, i have a discount, too....

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ask for a loyalty voice plan (non-published) and do your texting through Gmail/Google Voice and WhatsApp.

25. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

In all honesty I feel like I mostly get what I paid for (very reliable service and data). I also get a nice 25% discount on my plan, phones and accessories.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Wrong!!!..... Verizon is SuperKing and Big Red has nothing to worry about, especially if Sprint/Softbank keeps their Customer dis-Service Calling Centers outsourced. Sprint/FujiYamaKawasaki = Outsourced Customer dis-Service and 4G without LTE in most markets. AT&Tragic = Consumer Reports Worst Carrier 3 Years In A Row (LTE or not) T-Mobile = Outsourced Customer Service and no LTE Verizon = American Customer Service with 4G and LTE and the only Galaxy Note II iteration in the U.S. with Multi Windows, 4G and LTE!!! Thank you Verizon for being #1; I ♡ you and I ♥ my Galaxy Note II ☆

22. Droidheros2

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Just to correct about the multi windows on the note 2 Sprint rolled that update out before the note was even released on Verizon (just to be correct)

26. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes, the only Galaxy Note II iteration in the US with their stup!d logo on home button, to show that they are too big to care about you...

28. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Directly from sprint's website, here are all of the callcenters for customer service- Altamonte Springs, FL Elmsford, NY Lenexa, KS Panama City Beach, FL Temple, TX Bristol, VA Ft. Worth, TX Lubbock, TX Rio Rancho, NM West Salem, WI Charlotte, NC Hampton, VA Oklahoma City, OK Sacramento, CA Winona, MN Denver, CO Las Vegas, NV

34. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

wrong post

35. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I respond to other posts but it keeps replying to this post...weird

36. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I give up.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Did they forget how often their LTE service went down?

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Pleeeeeaze, at least they had LTE (to go down). Big deal, LTE out a couple of hours but 3G was still available; the other carriers barely have that!!

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

their 3g data speeds are bad....

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Poor Mxy, he just can't get his head around the concept that there are better solutions available besides AT&T and iPhone. Posted using my G Note II on VZW's LTE network.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

AT&T and Verizon have been good for me, but we need a cheaper alternative.

16. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Virgin Mobile (and stop the whining) $35/mo There's also Assurance Wireless, I see their commercials on TV from time to time.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You forgot to specify: 4G LTE with Multi Windows (cuz' T-Mo and AT&Triteful don't have Multi Windows and Sprint doesn't have a 4G LTE G-Note II in most markets) lol..... Posted using my G Note II 4G LTE with Multi Windows on VZW's network. You go boy!!

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, the multiple windows has to be the current jaw-dropping thing for 2012. I get the same response when I show 2 open windows as I did showing LTE download speeds on my RAZR in 2011 - jaw dropping envy. It cuts through all of the poseur superiority of the iPhone crowd. Posted using my Multi-Windows-equipped G Note II on the VZW LTE network

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ha-Ha, me too. I pull out my G Note II and it's like equal to two whole iPhones in size. Suddenly, I see the people around me with iPhones hide their iPuny phones. Multi Windows they asked, they can't even fit one window right on their iDuds (and, now they have a 5th row - ooooooooooh)

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't recall the iPhone being the subject here. But you are right. There are better solutions besides the iPhone. It's called the iPhone 5 :P

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Thank you for proving my point....

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A couple hours too many times is embarrassing for a company that supposedly has the most "reliable" network. AT&T and T-Mobile at least have far superior 3G and HSPA to fall on without LTE. The speeds on those networks are more than enough.

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

"WENT" being the operative word. VZW is back to being the most reliable service, period. Now my Razr burns rubber 365/24/7 and no other carrier can keep up with them. I can only hope others will eventually catch up, but for now...VZW is KING!

15. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

They will never catch up; they're too immersed in their outsourced Customer Calling Centers and their half-baked 4G (3G really).

27. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They might be the most reliable, but they treat their old customers like trash and get rid of the incentives they once signed up for. No more unlimited data $30 upgrade fees on top of upgrade price Ridiculously high pricing for service Crappy plans I willingly paid for terminating my contract early after they switched everything up. They gave me plenty of reasons to get rid of them. Id rather switch to another company that treats their old customers well. Once Sprints LTE takes off, theres no reason for anyone to stay with VZW. Hell, id rather go prepay if I have to avoid VZW.

29. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I agree. That exactly why I hope other carriers can catch up. The list you went through is the exact same list I gave the customer service reps, when she ranked why I wanted to leave VZW. The only reason I haven't left yet is I have two lines still under contract. Six more months and I will be gone. Im also just nervous about getting crappy service. As much as I don't like the last few moves they've made, the one thing I can say is, I ALWAYS have a strong signal everywhere I go.

30. dwillopp

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 08, 2010

Sprint's upgrade fee is $36...enjoy. Isn't "ridiculously high pricing for service" and "crappy plans" the same thing?

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