Will Verizon Borrow Billions to Become the Biggest?

As discussions intensify over the joint ownership of Verizon Wireless by both Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD  ) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ  ) , and the potential buyout by Verizon Communications, the specifics of the deal continue to garner attention. While the complete takeover would make Verizon the largest phone carrier in the United States, beating out current leader AT&T (NYSE: T  ) , there are issues for the company that are important for investors to consider. To complete the deal, Verizon will need to raise debt capital and must contend with a premium price.

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  • Report this Comment On May 05, 2013, at 11:07 AM, kopach1 wrote:

    Will Verizon Borrow Billions to Become the Biggest? Of course they will. VZ only goal is to be the biggest...not necessarily the best for their customers and definitely not the best to it employees.

  • Report this Comment On May 05, 2013, at 12:27 PM, Work1ders wrote:

    Frankly Scarlett, I don't give a shrek how much they borrow! I want nothing to do with them! Pretty happy with my Skype, Netflix, and Hulu! Verizon, Comcast...? Whatever...can keep their superbly high cost of service!

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