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Verizon and AT&T Might Buy European Carrier Vodafone

The Financial Times has said that Verizon and AT&T are collectively preparing to purchase the European carrier Vodafone for approximately $245 billion. This equates to the two companies offering $3.93 per share that Vodafone has, meaning a 40 percent increase on their current value.

The three carriers are ranked by Wireless Intelligence as the second, third and fourth largest carriers in the world: Verizon, Vodafone and AT&T, respectively. While the deal is reported to give Verizon a 45 percent stake in the company, AT&T would be getting the operations outside of the United States, which equals Vodafone's majority customer base out of the 403 million subscribers globally.

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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    The three carriers are ranked by Wireless Intelligence as the second, third and fourth largest carriers in the world: Verizon, Vodafone and AT&T, respectively.

    Who's the first?
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  • amk-aka-PhantomWho's the first?I think T-mobile
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  • Alex Altu
    China Mobile
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  • Myclevername
    China Mobile is the biggest on a subscriber count.
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  • Prodigal Rebel
    I hope this is a hoax... I am a VF subscriber and honestly I do not want VF lower its customer service standards to those of AT&T nor hand my money to a telecom provider who is a happy bedfellow of Apple.
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  • A Bad Day
    Because Oligarchies makes everyone but the general public happy...

    Get ready to be quarter and dollar'ed to death.
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  • acadia11
    The new world order is coming along nicely.

    - illuminati
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  • Onihikage
    In response, I hope Ting can expand its operations all over the world.
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  • makaveli316
    I hope those fukkkers don't put a foot on European soil.
    Keep your crap where it belongs.
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  • tobalaz
    If AT&T is going to be running it, there's going to be 403m pissed off users looking to change providers pretty soon!
    Did a double take on the date, not written on the 1st but you could have fooled me.
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