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Verizon vs. AT&T: Who Cares About Biggest – What About Best?

By John S. Tobey

There is a lot of commentary about AT&T buying T-Mobile to become the biggest cell phone company. But how about best? Today, that honor was bestowed on Verizon. (more) This article is on SeekingAlpha.com »

AT&T + T-Mobile = Nirvana? Beware the Hype

By John S. Tobey

On Consumer Reports’ January 2011 cover: “Best & Worst Providers (Sorry, AT&T).” An article, “Consumer Reports cell-service Ratings: AT&T is the worst carrier,” leads off with: “AT&T is the lowest-scoring cell-phone carrier in the U.S., according to a satisfaction survey of 58,000 ConsumerReports.org readers. Of all the carriers rated, AT&T was the only one... »

/Quick Point/ – Verizon: One more thing…

By John S. Tobey

I received a good comment on my article, “Verizon (Part 1) – Announcements Support Its Growth Status.” I am sharing the comment and my response because I added some additional information… »

Verizon (Part 2) – The Stock Price Picture Looks Good

By John S. Tobey

In “Verizon (Part 1) – Announcements Support Its Growth Status” (December 2), I discussed the company developments that support Verizon Communications (VZ) being viewed as a growth stock. In today’s write-up, I examine the stock’s current picture and what we could expect if investors reclassify Verizon from an income to a growth investment. »

Verizon (Part 1) – Announcements Support Its Growth Status

By John S. Tobey

The announcements confirm it: Verizon Communications (VZ) is launched on a growth path. Here’s the news and why it’s important… »

Verizon Communications (VZ) – Income Plus Potential Growth

By John S. Tobey

Occasionally a stock classified as “income” dons “growth” garb. With its 6% dividend yield and burgeoning wireless growth prospects, Verizon Communications (VZ) appears to have done that. The Wall Street Journal had an excellent article outlining Verizon’s wireless growth strategy: “Verizon Rethinks Pricing” (by Roger Cheng and Shayndi Raice, November 18, page B-3). Here... »

Wireless Wars Coming? – Beyond Red and Blue Maps

By John S. Tobey

This week, AT&T (Thursday) and Verizon (Tuesday) report their fourth quarter earnings. Even without following the stocks, we know by the plentiful G3 advertisements that the companies are engaged in a wireless battle. We expect these two biggies to be the US industry leaders, forging ahead as wireless technology continues to advance. »

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