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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bell IPO Planned

NEW YORK -- Bell Atlantic and Vodafone AirTouch plan to sell stock in their new joint venture, Verizon Wireless, so the biggest mobile-phone company in the United States can share in the riches Wall Street has given businesses that mix wireless and Internet services.

The announcement Tuesday came with the introduction of a national flat-rate plan for mobile calling and an aggressive branding campaign for Verizon, the name Bell Atlantic and Vodafone have created for their partnership.