Start here for Verizon Customer Service. Verizon Communications Inc. is a global broadband and telecommunications company. The company was founded in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in New York) with a size covering New Jersey to Virginia. In 1997, Bell Atlantic merged with another company Regional Bell Operating, NYNEX, based in New York and with an area that stretched from New York to Maine. The resulting company retained the name Bell Atlantic. In 2000, Bell Atlantic acquired the former independent phone company GTE, and adopted the name “Verizon”, a portmanteau of veritas and horizonte. The company headquarters is located in the Verizon building at 140 West Street, Lower Manhattan, New York.
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Verizon was founded as Bell Atlantic Corporation by AT&T corporation as one of the seven Baby Bells that were formed after the antitrust trial against AT&T. Originally they were operating in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia, and Washington, DC in the United States.
On June 30, 2000, Bell Atlantic acquired GTE and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. This was one of the largest mergers in the history of American business. The company was worth more than 52 billion dollars.
Verizon currently has more than 140 million subscribers. After merging with MCI, it has over 250,000 employees.
On June 5, 2013, the British newspaper The Guardian said it had obtained an order from the FBI, approved by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, calling for Verizon to deliver the metadata of all telephone calls made US National Security Agency (NSA).
In September 2013, Verizon acquired 45% of Verizon Wireless, owned by Vodafone, for 130 000 million, becoming the third-largest corporate transaction signed today. The deal closed on February 21, 2014, gave Verizon exclusive ownership of Verizon Wireless.
On January 22, 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon Communications Inc. had received, to date, more than 1,000 requests for information on their subscribers for reasons of “national security” through National security letter (Letters National) Security FBI. In total, Verizon had received in January 2014, 321,545 requests for information from its customers in the federal, state, and local level in the United States.
The main states where the company provide services are:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
- Washington DC.