Vodafone to buy Verizon ??

killerrobot

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i thought Vondafone already owns more than half of Verizon Wireless (not all of Verizon as a company, just the wireless portion)?
Yeah, Vodafone (Vodafone in Europe) does own Verizon (Vodafone in the US) that's why the article mentions both of its stocks falling.
 

exNavy

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Hope it happens. Maybe Vodafone can whip that sorry-#@$ Verizon into shape. Verizon DESERVES to lose money by the truckload, they are just as guilty as Apple for not giving consumers more choice in what they can do with their phones. Verizon just loves to cripple Bluetooth to force people to use their network to transfer files. Maybe with their massive loss, I won't see so many of their annoying commercials on TV.
 

mpw

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...it could explain why Apple went elsewhere for the iPhone carrier contracts as well
Verizon said no to Apple apparently, not the other way round.

...just as guilty as Apple for not giving consumers more choice in what they can do with their phones. Verizon just loves to cripple Bluetooth...
Maybe they should've paired up then as Apple crippled Bluetooth functionality in the iPhone anyway.
 

mpw

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Here's a big 'what if':

What if Vodafone buy Verizon in this deal. Then Vodafone gets the UK or Europe iPhone deal from Apple.

Unlike AT&T they have a US partner/subsidiary, could they say OK our UK/EU SIM cards can roam 'free' (that's just the roaming fee, not free usage) on any Vodafone network world-wide.

Sure they'd loose income from roaming charges, but how many US customers would go for a VodafoneUK contract over AT&T's?
 

m-dogg

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Here's a big 'what if':

What if Vodafone buy Verizon in this deal. Then Vodafone gets the UK or Europe iPhone deal from Apple.

Unlike AT&T they have a US partner/subsidiary, could they say OK our UK/EU SIM cards can roam 'free' (that's just the roaming fee, not free usage) on any Vodafone network world-wide.

Sure they'd loose income from roaming charges, but how many US customers would go for a VodafoneUK contract over AT&T's?

Wouldn't that US customer then have to get a UK phone number? That would probably create some major roaming charges for anyone else in the US that is calling their friend (also in the US), that happens to have a UK phone number.
 

aristobrat

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Unlike AT&T they have a US partner/subsidiary, could they say OK our UK/EU SIM cards can roam 'free' (that's just the roaming fee, not free usage) on any Vodafone network world-wide.
The joke in that is that Vodaphone's US partner (Verizon) doesn't run a GSM network, so if someone visits the US with their Vodaphone GSM phone and wants it to work, then they're going to have roam on AT&T or T-Mobile.

Switching gears, Verizon's made of a few different "divisions". Just because the landline segment is running up red ink while it's rolling FiOS to everyone's door doesn't mean that the wireless segment is in any sort of financial trouble. Last time I looked, they were making money hand of fist.
 

D1G1T4L

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The joke in that is that Vodaphone's US partner (Verizon) doesn't run a GSM network, so if someone visits the US with their Vodaphone GSM phone and wants it to work, then they're going to have roam on AT&T or T-Mobile.

Switching gears, Verizon's made of a few different "divisions". Just because the landline segment is running up red ink while it's rolling FiOS to everyone's door doesn't mean that the wireless segment is in any sort of financial trouble. Last time I looked, they were making money hand of fist.
Verizon wirless has got to be the leading money maker of all three divisions of Verizon.