1. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Verizon has started airing a new commercial on SiriusXM (probably terrestrial radio too) talking about being innovative in healthcare, energy, and some other areas. Anyone else know what the heck the purpose of this ad is? It's enigmatic on its own, especially for a wireless company.
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    03-06-2013 06:07 PM
  2. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I assume its talking about how their such a good employer by offering these for their employees.

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    03-07-2013 12:25 AM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Ok, offering what to their employees then? The commercial makes it sound like they are trying to solve all the world's problems.
    03-07-2013 12:57 AM
  4. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Ok, offering what to their employees then? The commercial makes it sound like they are trying to solve all the world's problems.
    Its a commercial they're always over the top and non informing. Wish I knew.

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    03-07-2013 02:57 AM
  5. mesocyclonic's Avatar
    My guess is the commercial is just one of those image building commercials where they say, "Look at all the good we do!".
    03-07-2013 09:55 AM
  6. Droid3r's Avatar
    That was probably a verizon commercial NOT VZW.

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    03-07-2013 09:56 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Just heard it again, we'd you're right. It appears to be Verizon, not VZW. So used to it being VZW advertising on there that it didn't even register the possibility of it being the other one. Still confusing, though. XD
    03-08-2013 12:59 AM
  8. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Just and FYI, Verizon and VZW are one and the same now. Also, Verizon is pushing to advertise as not just a cell phone company, but a solutions based company. So they commercial you heard was advertising how their wireless has evolved into more.
    03-15-2013 12:45 AM
  9. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Just and FYI, Verizon and VZW are one and the same now. Also, Verizon is pushing to advertise as not just a cell phone company, but a solutions based company. So they commercial you heard was advertising how their wireless has evolved into more.
    Well, not exactly. We are still two individual companies. The commercial everyone is speaking about is showing how our 4G pertains to more than just getting data on a smartphone.
    03-16-2013 11:51 AM
  10. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Well, not exactly. We are still two individual companies. The commercial everyone is speaking about is showing how our 4G pertains to more than just getting data on a smartphone.
    Actually yes. Verizon now owns Verizon Wireless, which they bought out from Vodaphone, they are not separated technically anymore. You are already seeing conversions like employee name tags being converted from Verizon Wireless to Verizon, and soon store signs will just say "Verizon". It is only it it's infant states, and they technically still operate separately. But they are one and the same now, and will continue to integrate their services more and more.
    03-22-2013 10:33 AM
  11. gvillager's Avatar
    Actually yes. Verizon now owns Verizon Wireless, which they bought out from Vodaphone, they are not separated technically anymore. You are already seeing conversions like employee name tags being converted from Verizon Wireless to Verizon, and soon store signs will just say "Verizon". It is only it it's infant states, and they technically still operate separately. But they are one and the same now, and will continue to integrate their services more and more.
    Someone should REALLY tell VZW that Verizon has bought the 45% stake that Vodafone owned. The information on their website is obviously inaccurate and should be corrected.

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    Should we call customer service?

    /sarcasm

    Everything else you said about VZW rebranding/marketing themselves as Verizon is correct.
    03-22-2013 06:09 PM
  12. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Actually yes.
    I've worked for Verizon Wireless for nearly 7 years and am currently a national sales rep based at one of our regional locations. My badge, whether working in the store or the regional location has always said Verizon Wirless, and our stores have always said Verizon Wirless. I don't know what other stores you would be speaking of. The companies are still two very seperate companies. We don't sell their services, and they don't market or sell ours.
    03-25-2013 01:25 PM
  13. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Sorry apparently Vodafone is look to sell it's remaining share of Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications. Verizon Communications still owns 55% of Verizon Wireless. The two companies operate seperately, but you will see that change more and more as the begin to integrate home based services with the wireless side. It's also depends on the Region, because on the east coast where I originally came from, you could get FioS Internet, TV and Wireless all on one bill. Now where I am now, totally different because the home based services don't exist in my new area.

    Vodafone Rises on Possible Verizon Wireless Sale

    One of the articles about Vodafone looking to sell off it's American market share.

    Also, everyone of my name badges says Verizon on it. That changed recently. Because when I started all my other employees say Verizon Wireless. But when mine were ordered, and all the new ones say Verizon.
    03-26-2013 10:19 AM

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