AT&T vs. Verizon

Verizon XvTE04
Sep 10 21 Comments

Which company has a better business strategy? Seems like AT&T investors want AT&T to become more like Verizon...🤪just saying...

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  • AT&T / Eng
    Bytor

    AT&T Eng

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    Bytormore
    AT&T is much more diversified.

    Analysts have no idea about the best long-term strategy. All they care about is the next quarter.
    Sep 11 5
    • Pandora x0kjF
      Thanks for your answer. What other buisness is ATT in?
      Sep 11
    • AT&T / Eng
      Bytor

      AT&T Eng

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      Bytormore
      Um, WarnerMedia?
      Sep 11
    • Pandora x0kjF
      Oh wow did not know that ATT owned CNN, HBO and Warner Bros.
      Sep 11
    • T-Mobile / Design LiWei90
      Also, AT&T has lots of international investment, they are a huge carrier in Mexico for instance.
      Sep 11
    • AT&T MsdR32
      EDIT BELOW: AT&T also has a defense contractor business with thousands of employees, and in total about 3x the revenue of VZW.

      I'm wrong, not 3x,but 1.5x or so. No idea where I got that mistake.
      Sep 21
  • Sprint 9okn0plm
    At least don't like ATT's advertising its LTE-A generation with the confusing name, 5G Evolution. Most people misunderstand it as 5G. Contrary, have not seen Sprint's ad about its real 5G service which is out there since May with 5G mobile phones unlike Verizon's fixed wireless 5G maybe because of the merger ongoing.. tragicomic.
    Sep 11 3
    • AT&T Bqlj21
      We hate the 5G Evolution name too.
      Sep 11
    • AT&T / Eng
      Bytor

      AT&T Eng

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      Bytormore
      Remember when T-Mobile started calling HSPA+ 4G? Now, nobody cares. This is a very temporary situation.
      Sep 11
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      DDM2Kmore
      The coverage area of 5G will take years to build out. I think enhancing 4G will allow more people to see a difference vs. waiting for them to upgrade to 5G phones and hoping they live in one of the selected pilot cities.

      3G will never reach the coverage area of 1X
      LTE will never reach the coverage area of 3G
      5G will never reach the coverage area of LTE

      AT&T did its customers a favor by backhauling 3G with HSPA+. There was faster rollout with fast-enough speeds. This benefited more customers, sooner, than LTE which required touching every tower.

      They eventually rolled out 4GLTE, and they’ll eventually roll out true 5G.
      Nov 3
  • Pandora x0kjF
    What exactly is the difference in buisness strategy? 70$ for phone service vs $71 for phone service?
    Sep 10 0
  • Amdocs / Eng
    chakor

    Amdocs Eng

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    12+ yoe same company
    chakormore
    At&t is way bigger and matured than Verizon. Both want to identify themselves as media and tech company, not only as Telecom company. In that perspective, at&t is much ahead of Verizon.
    Sep 11 3
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Specifically, AT&T's revenue is about 3x Verizon's.
      Sep 11
    • Verizon nsIA64
      False...ATT was 170 billion in 2018, Verizon was 135 billion...
      Oct 31
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Yea, your right. I'm way off. Not sure where I got that from.
      Oct 31
  • AT&T Bqlj21
    Both want to be TMT companies. I’d say AT&T is way ahead in that regard. Verizon went with going after AOL, Yahoo, and other digital media firms to create Oath, now Verizon media. AT&T went after DIRECTV to get Sunday Ticket and other licensing agreements for content before going after Time Warner itself. Frankly, I’d say Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) can bring in more media cred, original content, and revenue long-term than anything under Verizon Media’s portfolio.
    Sep 11 1
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Also useful to remember that HBO is part of WarnerMedia
      Sep 11
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  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

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    DDM2Kmore
    You don’t think about business strategy so much unless you’re Director or above. For Assoc Director / Area Manager and below it’s more a personal economic question of what will result in the most money in your pocket at the end of the year.
    Sep 11 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

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    DDM2Kmore
    You provide 0 data supporting this claim. How exactly do investors want AT&T to become like Verizon.
    Sep 11 0
  • AT&T / Sales
    aham03

    AT&T Sales

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    AT&T
    aham03more
    I mean they’re around the same price. Verizon is a little more but the reception is better in more areas. AT&T is selling ok T-Mobile quality service at a premium. I’ve worked for both companies and I had no problem telling customers this
    Sep 11 0

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