Bell System Memorial


About Porticus Porticus Home Page References & Links Disclaimer
  Bell Operating Companies- Verizon Communications Inc.
Home Page About This Site What's New References and Links Bell System History Life in the Bell System Capsule History of the Bell System Bell Canada Bell Operating Companies Bell Labs AT&T Long Lines AT&T Historical Financials Historical Photos Historical Film & Video Bell Telephone Magazine Articles What Killed Ma Bell "The Day the Bell System Died The Rape of Ma Bell AT&T Divestiture The Decision to Divest Odds & Ends The Eastland Disaster Bell System Employee Stories Bell System Property - (Not) For Sale Bell Logo History Trading Post - Bell System stuff wanted, for sale, for trade, etc. Bell System Advertisements Don Lively's Essay and More Miscellaneous Retirees Info Trademarks and Copyrights Visitors Comments Dew (Distant Early Warning) Line Project "Yellow Pages" Site Map The Western Electric Store Books Bell System Practices (BSP) & Technical Manuals

Bell Operating Companies



We Offer Personalized One-On-One Service!

Call Us Today at (651) 787-DIAL (3425)

The Western Electric Store



Bell Companies that are part of Verizon Communications:


*Note: Verizon Communications is comprised of two of the original "Baby Bells" that were spun-off from AT&T in 1984; Bell Atlantic and NYNEX.  GTE (General Telephone), a non-Bell Company, merged with Bell Atlantic, creating Verizon, however GTE is not referenced on this page, as it only relates to the Baby Bells.


Bell Atlantic is the original 1984 AT&T divestiture name and logo given as the holding company for the following Bells:


U S WEST logo, 1984-2000



NYNEX is the original 1984 AT&T divestiture name and logo given as the holding company for the following Bells:





Verizon Products & Services:


Small Business

Wireless, TV, Bundles, Internet and Voice


Enterprise & Government

Communications for large enterprise and government



Wireless, TV, Bundles, Internet and Voice



Wireless service



Fiber optic delivered TV or DirectTV (satellite)


Verizon Webhost

Designed for the first time user, Incredible ease of use, Powerful "WebsiteOS" control panel, Helpful technical support team, Personalized POP and web-based e-mail, Website creation tools, E-commerce solutions, Free domain parking, No setup fees, 30 Day Risk Free Guarantee.



For a genealogy chart of the Bell Atlantic / Diamond State Telephone Company, click HERE.



2009 Verizon Global IP Network Map:


Click on map to view larger image of the Verizon Global IP Network Map.



Here is a photo sent to me by Frank Forrest   of his bucket truck.  Compare the photo below to THIS photo from many decades ago.

1997 Ford Super Duty Bucket Truck with 460cid engine
Click on image above to view full-size

Frank also sent the following snake photos along with this description:

"Here is a set of photos, which were distributed through Verizon this past summer. It shows a pair of copperhead snakes that had made a home in one of our TSI cabinets. One of the snakes had electrocuted himself, and was very dead. The other had to be persuaded to come out of his nesting place. These pictures were taken somewhere in West Virginia."

Click on images above to view full-size

Verizon Van

Photo courtesy of Bill Cook.
Click on image to show full-size view.

"Here is a picture I found of the vans. You can barely see it in this photo,
but on right rear door is the Bell logo, and the Vz logo is on the left." - Bill Cook.


A spoof from a website visitor named Brock:

Looks like a great idea for Verizon's logo!


Contact Beatrice  Careers  About Us  Site Map  Disclaimer  Legal Policy  Privacy Policy

Copyright ©MDCCCXCIV-MMXVIII Beatrice Companies, Inc., All rights reserved.

Porticus Home Page