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Verizon's parent Vodafone has confirmed the second largest mobile operator in the US will soon take the top spot by acquiring Alltel for a total of $28.1bn. The deal will see Verizon's subscribers base jump up to 80.4 million, making it the biggest in the USA when compared to AT&T's 71.4 million, but also giving it access to …

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Slammed again

It's illegal in the states, but M&A activity permits the customer to be handed around like a freshman coed at a fraternity party - 2nd slam in 3 years of service

the regulators must permit the customer penalty free contract cancellation each time this happens

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Vodafone is Verizon's parent?

Since when? They are still the minority partner in Verizon Wireless (and you state so further along in the article)... I guess "Verizon, Verizon's parent" doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

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Parent ?

Vodaphone has a 45% stake of Verizon Wireless which is only one Verizon's three divisions (Business, Core, Wireless). Hardly a good definition of Parent !

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didnt we just break this bullshit up?

do we need another bell on our hands?

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Oh boy!

Now Verizon has *another* excuse to expand it's lame CDMA network and put off that rollout of GSM they've been promising...

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