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Vodafone confirms talks with Verizon

...the West Coast. Vodafone had entered the U.S. market a year earlier by outbidding Bell Atlantic to buy AirTouch Communications Inc. of San Francisco.Verizon has had a long-standing interest in buying out its partner, but the two companies...

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Vodafone wins bidding war for AirTouch

NEW YORK -- AirTouch Communications Inc. is being acquired by Britain's Vodafone Group PLC in a $56 billion cash-and-stock deal, creating the world's largest...

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Vodafone enters bidding for wireless giant AirTouch

NEW YORK -- Britain's largest mobile-phone operator has entered the bidding for AirTouch Communications Inc., the largest independent wireless company in the United States, challenging what is said to be a $45 billion offer from Bell...

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AirTouch renews deal to buy U S West mobile-phone unit

DENVER -- AirTouch Communications Inc. today renewed a deal to buy the domestic mobile-phone business of U S West Inc., five months after the elimination of a federal...

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...Disney was looking for more of a commitment. Companies to combine forces DENVER - U S West Communications and AirTouch Communications Inc. on Friday confirmed their agreement to form the nation's No. 2 wireless telephone company, but said a...

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Microsoft expanding its wireless Web presence

...trip they have already planned through Expedia.com. Microsoft also announced agreements with Nextel and AirTouch Communications Inc. to offer the interactive MSN Mobile service. Company officials say they are building relationships with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/29/tec_285155.shtml
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Bell Atlantic and Vodafone create giant U.S. wireless company

...Telecommunications Industry Association. Vodafone entered the U.S. market in January with a $56 billion acquisition of AirTouch Communications Inc. of San Francisco, outbidding Bell Atlantic. Tuesday's deal would give Bell Atlantic control of AirTouch's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/22/tec_270870.shtml
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Report: MCI WorldCom, Nextel in preliminary takeover talks

...especially since it will be the last independent U.S. wireless company once the pending $56 billion pact between Airtouch Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC is completed. MCI WorldCom, which is based in Jackson, Miss., doesn't own any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/07/tec_258475.shtml
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MCI WorldCom may bid for AirTouch

NEW YORK -- MCI WorldCom Inc. emerged Thursday as a potential suitor for AirTouch Communications Inc., creating a three-way bidding brawl for the nation's largest independent cellular phone company. News of MCI WorldCom's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/08/bus_249540.shtml
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Bell Atlantic near $45 billion purchase of wireless giant AirTouch

...already in the midst of a huge merger with GTE Corp., reportedly is nearing a $45 billion takeover of AirTouch Communications Inc., the nation's second-largest cellular phone company. The cable business news channel CNBC, citing...

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