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Verizon Wireless is reportedly looking to expand its wireless service north of the border into Canada. Should VZW go through with it, Canadian mobile phone subscribers would then have access to four major wireless carriers to choose from, as Big Red would be competing against Telus Corp, BCE Inc's Bell Unit, and Rogers Communications. According to The Globe and Mail, Canada's government is very interested in having a fourth major wireless player. Working towards that goal, the government officials reportedly relaxed foreign ownership restrictions last year in an attempt to beef up competition in... Read more...
Verizon was anything but bashful in revealing its first quarter financial numbers for 2013. Company chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said, "Verizon is off to an excellent start in 2013," and that's hard to dispute when looking at a 15.3 percent year-over-year increase in earnings per share and a 4.2 percent jump in total operating revenues. Net income for the quarter reached $1.95 billion, up 15.8 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago. Big Red's wireless business grew 8.6 percent year-over-year, part of which was the result of adding 677,000 new subscribers. Verizon's total customer base... Read more...