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What is Cellco Partnership? Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon explained

Verizon Communications has several subsidiaries, and two of them are Cellco Partnership and Verizon Wireless. Legally, Cellco Partnership provides Verizon Wireless’s postpaid and prepaid services to people throughout the USA, including messaging and mobile broadband.

Here we’ve talked about Cellco Partnership, what ‘Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon mean, how to block Cellco Partnership calls and why you’re seeing this message when you look up other networks’ numbers.


What is ‘Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon’?

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon is short for Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless.

You might see this when looking up a phone number.

What is d/b/a?

The d/b/a is short for doing business and is a legal way to notify the public that a specific company is doing business under another company’s name. In this case, Cellco Partnership is conducting business as Verizon Wireless — both subsidiaries of Verizon Communications.

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What is Cellco Partnership?

A subsidiary of Verizon Communications, Cellco Partnership, was started in August 2001 and is headquartered in the parent company’s operational HQ at 1 Verizon Way Basking Ridge in New Jersey, USA.

You might see the Cellco Partnership name appear when looking up a Verizon number as they provide Verizon’s prepaid and postpaid telecom services, including mobile broadband.

In 2000, Vodafone and Verizon started a joint venture called Verizon Wireless; in 2014, Verizon acquired Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless.

How to block Cellco Partnership spam calls?

You can go to My Verizon, add the Cellco Partnership number on the block list, and block it on your phone.

You can also contact Verizon’s support.


Why do you see Cellco Partnership in AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint connection?

It’s possible that the number was registered under Verizon Wireless via Cellco Partnership in the past and was ported by the owner to other networks like AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint.

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