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									                Document and Entity Information
                                                      3 Months Ended
                                                       Mar. 31, 2010

Document Type                                     10-Q
Amendment Flag                                    false
Document Period End Date                          2010-03-31
Document Fiscal Year Focus                                                2,010
Document Fiscal Period Focus                      Q1
                                                  VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
Entity Registrant Name                            INC
Entity Central Index Key                          0000732712
Current Fiscal Year End Date                      --12-31
Trading Symbol                                    vz
Entity Filer Category                             Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding                          2,826,732,438
     Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (USD $)
                                                              3 Months Ended
                                                               Mar. 31, 2010
                  In Millions, except Per Share data
Operating Revenues                                                         $26,913
Operating Expenses
Cost of services and sales (exclusive of items shown below)                 10,717
Selling, general and administrative expense                                  7,724
Depreciation and amortization expense                                        4,121
Total Operating Expenses                                                    22,562
Operating Income                                                               4,351
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated businesses                                  133
Other income and (expense), net                                                   45
Interest expense                                                               (680)
Income Before Provision For Income Taxes                                       3,849
Provision for income taxes                                                 (1,565)
Net Income                                                                   2,284
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest                             1,875
Net income attributable to Verizon                                               409
Net Income                                                                  $2,284
Basic Earnings Per Common Share
Net income attributable to Verizon                                             $0.14
Weighted-average shares outstanding (in millions)                              2,836
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share
Net income attributable to Verizon                                             $0.14
Weighted-average shares outstanding (in millions)                              2,837
Dividends declared per common share                                            $0.48
3 Months Ended
 Mar. 31, 2009

             $26,591

              10,308
               7,561
               4,028
              21,897
                 4,694
                   128
                    53
                 (925)
                 3,950
                 (740)
                 3,210
                 1,565
                 1,645
              $3,210

                 $0.58
                 2,841

                 $0.58
                 2,841
                 $0.46
          Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (USD $)
                                                                    Mar. 31, 2010
                                In Millions
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                                                           $3,037
Short-term investments                                                                 520
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $995 and $976                             11,969
Inventories                                                                          1,113
Prepaid expenses and other                                                           5,766
Total current assets                                                                22,405
Plant, property and equipment                                                   231,771
Less accumulated depreciation                                                   139,937
Plant, property and equipment, net                                               91,834
Investments in unconsolidated businesses                                          3,685
Wireless licenses                                                                72,256
Goodwill                                                                         22,472
Other intangible assets, net                                                      6,510
Other assets                                                                      8,185
Total assets                                                                    227,347
Liabilities and Equity
Debt maturing within one year                                                        7,129
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                                            14,569
Other                                                                                6,365
Total current liabilities                                                           28,063
Long-term debt                                                                      54,424
Employee benefit obligations                                                        31,770
Deferred income taxes                                                               21,665
Other liabilities                                                                    6,773
Equity
Series preferred stock ($.10 par value; none issued)                                    0
Common stock ($.10 par value; 2,967,610,119 shares issued in both
periods)                                                                             297
Contributed capital                                                               40,108
Reinvested earnings                                                               16,658
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                            (11,442)
Common stock in treasury, at cost                                                (5,277)
Deferred compensation - employee stock ownership plans and other                     118
Noncontrolling interest                                                           44,190
Total equity                                                                      84,652
Total liabilities and equity                                                   $227,347
Dec. 31, 2009


                $2,009
                   490
                12,573
                 1,426
                 5,247
                21,745
            229,381
            137,052
             92,329
              3,535
             72,067
             22,472
              6,764
              8,339
            227,251

                 7,205
                15,223
                 6,708
                29,136
                55,051
                32,622
                19,310
                 6,765

                    0

                 297
              40,108
              17,592
            (11,479)
             (5,000)
                  88
              42,761
              84,367
           $227,251
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) (USD $)
                                                                Mar. 31, 2010
                    In Millions, except Share data
Accounts receivable, allowances                                                 $995
Series preferred stock, par value                                               $0.1
Series preferred stock, shares issued                                              0
Common stock, par value                                                         $0.1
Common stock, shares issued                                            2,967,610,119
Dec. 31, 2009

                $976
                $0.1
                   0
                $0.1
       2,967,610,119
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (USD $)
                                                                    3 Months Ended
                                                                     Mar. 31, 2010
                                In Millions
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net Income                                                                       $2,284
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense                                                4,121
Employee retirement benefits                                                           667
Deferred income taxes                                                                2,389
Provision for uncollectible accounts                                                   371
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated businesses, net of dividends
received                                                                             (120)
Changes in current assets and liabilities, net of effects from
acquisition/disposition of businesses                                            (1,043)
Other, net                                                                       (1,552)
Net cash provided by operating activities                                          7,117
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (including capitalized software)                            (3,456)
Acquisitions of licenses, investments and businesses, net of cash
acquired                                                                           (274)
Net change in short-term investments                                                (40)
Other, net                                                                           114
Net cash used in investing activities                                            (3,656)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Proceeds from long-term borrowings                                                       0
Repayments of long-term borrowings and capital lease obligations                     (519)
Increase (decrease) in short-term obligations, excluding current
maturities                                                                          (97)
Dividends paid                                                                   (1,347)
Other, net                                                                         (470)
Net cash used in financing activities                                            (2,433)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents                                     1,028
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period                                    2,009
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period                                         $3,037
3 Months Ended
 Mar. 31, 2009


             $3,210


                 4,028
                   502
                   604
                   358

                 (117)

               (393)
             (1,570)
               6,622

             (3,707)

             (5,118)
                  80
                (14)
             (8,759)

               7,052
            (16,865)

               7,908
             (1,307)
               (454)
             (3,666)
             (5,803)
              9,782
             $3,979
                        Basis of Presentation
                                                    3 Months Ended
                                                     Mar. 31, 2010

                                                  1.    Basis of
                                                Presentation         The
                                                accompanying unaudited
                                                condensed consolidated
                                                financial statements have
                                                been prepared based upon
                                                Securities and Exchange
                                                Commission (SEC) rules that
                                                permit reduced disclosure for
                                                interim periods. For a more
                                                complete discussion of
                                                significant accounting
                                                policies and certain other
                                                information, you should refer
                                                to the financial statements
                                                included in the Verizon
                                                Communications Inc.
                                                (Verizon or the Company)
                                                Annual Report on Form 10-K
                                                for the year ended December
                                                31, 2009. These financial
                                                statements reflect all
                                                adjustments that are
                                                necessary for a fair
                                                presentation of results of
                                                operations and financial
                                                condition for the interim
                                                periods shown including
                                                normal recurring accruals
                                                and other items. The results
                                                for the interim periods are
Basis of Presentation                           not necessarily indicative of
                                                results for the full year.
                         Dispositions and Other
                                                      3 Months Ended
                                                       Mar. 31, 2010

                                                    2.
                                                  Dispositions and Other
                                                    Telephone Access
                                                  Line Spin-off     On May
                                                  13, 2009, we announced
                                                  plans to spin off a newly
                                                  formed subsidiary of Verizon
                                                  (Spinco) to our stockholders.
                                                  Spinco will hold defined
                                                  assets and liabilities of the
                                                  local exchange business and
                                                  related landline activities of
                                                  Verizon in Arizona, Idaho,
                                                  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
                                                  Nevada, North Carolina,
                                                  Ohio, Oregon, South
                                                  Carolina, Washington, West
                                                  Virginia and Wisconsin, and
                                                  in portions of California
                                                  bordering Arizona, Nevada
                                                  and Oregon, including
                                                  Internet access and long
                                                  distance services and
                                                  broadband video provided to
                                                  designated customers in
                                                  those areas. Immediately
                                                  following the spin-off, Spinco
                                                  plans to merge with Frontier
                                                  Communications Corporation
                                                  (Frontier) pursuant to a
                                                  definitive agreement with
Dispositions and Other                            Frontier, and Frontier will be
                                                  the surviving corporation.
    Wireless Licenses, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
                                                                  3 Months Ended
                                                                   Mar. 31, 2010

                                                                3.    Wireless
                                                              Licenses, Goodwill and Other
                                                              Intangible Assets
                                                              Wireless Licenses
                                                              Changes in the carrying
                                                              amount of Wireless licenses
                                                              are as follows:
                                                               (dollars in millions)
                                                                Balance at
                                                              December31, 2009
                                                              $72,067 Capitalized
                                                              interest on wireless licenses
                                                               182
                                                              Reclassifications,
                                                              adjustments and other
                                                              7      Balance
                                                              at March31, 2010
                                                              $72,256      As
                                                              of March 31, 2010, and
                                                              December 31, 2009, $12.1
                                                              billion and $12.2 billion,
                                                              respectively, of wireless
                                                              licenses were under
                                                              development for commercial
                                                              service for which we are
                                                              capitalizing interest costs.
                                                                Goodwill     There
                                                              were no changes in the
                                                              carrying amount of goodwill
                                                              during the three months
                                                              ended March 31, 2010.
Wireless Licenses, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets         Other Intangible Assets
                                                               The following table
       Debt
                  3 Months Ended
                   Mar. 31, 2010

                4.   Debt
               The table that follows
              presents changes during the
              three months ended March
              31, 2010 related to Debt
              maturing within one year
              and Long-term debt.

               (dollars in
              millions) Debt
              MaturingwithinOneYear
                  Long-termDebt
                  Total
              Balance at January1, 2010
               $7,205
              $55,051      $62,256
               Repayments of
              long-term borrowings and
              capital leases obligations
               (519 )
               (519 )
              Decrease in short-term
              obligations, excluding current
              maturities (97 )
                    (97 )
               Reclassifications of
              long-term debt 500
                 (500 )
               Other 40
                 (127 ) (87
               )
Debt          Balance at March31, 2010
               $7,129
                    Fair Value Measurements
                                                  3 Months Ended
                                                   Mar. 31, 2010

                                                5.   Fair
                                              Value Measurements
                                               The following table
                                              presents the balances of
                                              assets measured at fair value
                                              on a recurring basis as of
                                              March 31, 2010:

                                               (dollars in millions)
                                                Asset Category
                                                Level 1(1)
                                              Level 2(2)      Level 3(3)
                                                Total     Short-
                                              term investments:

                                              Equity securities $248
                                               $ $ $248
                                               Fixed income
                                              securities 17 255
                                                 272
                                              Investments in
                                              unconsolidated businesses:

                                              Equity securities 263
                                                   263
                                               Fixed income
                                              securities 194
                                                 194
                                              Other Assets:
                                                Fixed
                                              income securities
Fair Value Measurements                        766     766
                                               Derivative contracts:
                  Stock-Based Compensation
                                                  3 Months Ended
                                                   Mar. 31, 2010

                                               6.     Stock-
                                             Based Compensation
                                               Verizon
                                             Communications Long-Term
                                             Incentive Plan      The
                                             2009 Verizon
                                             Communications Inc. Long-
                                             Term Incentive Plan (the
                                             Plan) permits the granting of
                                             stock options, stock
                                             appreciation rights, restricted
                                             stock, restricted stock units,
                                             performance shares,
                                             performance stock units and
                                             other awards. The maximum
                                             number of shares available
                                             for awards from the Plan is
                                             115 million shares.
                                             Restricted Stock Units
                                             The Plan provides for grants
                                             of Restricted Stock Units
                                             (RSUs) that generally vest at
                                             the end of the third year
                                             after the grant. The RSUs
                                             outstanding at January 1,
                                             2010 are classified as liability
                                             awards because the RSUs
                                             will be paid in cash upon
                                             vesting. The RSU award
                                             liability is measured at its fair
                                             value at the end of each
Stock-Based Compensation                     reporting period and,
                                             therefore, will fluctuate
                    Employee Benefits
                                            3 Months Ended
                                             Mar. 31, 2010

                                          7.
                                        Employee Benefits
                                         We maintain non-
                                        contributory defined benefit
                                        pension plans for many of
                                        our employees. In addition,
                                        we maintain postretirement
                                        health care and life insurance
                                        plans for our retirees and
                                        their dependents, which are
                                        both contributory and non-
                                        contributory, and include a
                                        limit on the Companys share
                                        of cost for certain recent and
                                        future retirees.    Net
                                        Periodic Benefit (Income)
                                        Cost     The following
                                        table summarizes the benefit
                                        (income) cost related to our
                                        pension and postretirement
                                        health care and life insurance
                                        plans:

                                        (dollars in millions)
                                            Pension
                                        HealthCareandLife
                                          Three Months
                                        Ended March31,        2010
                                           2009
                                        2010       2009
                                         Service cost
Employee Benefits                       $91      $96
                                        $78      $78
               Equity and Comprehensive Income
                                                     3 Months Ended
                                                      Mar. 31, 2010

                                                   8.   Equity
                                                 and Comprehensive Income
                                                   Equity
                                                 Changes in the components
                                                 of Total equity were as
                                                 follows:

                                                 Three Months Ended
                                                 March31, 2010
                                                  (dollars in millions)
                                                   Attributableto Verizon

                                                 NoncontrollingInterest
                                                   TotalEquity
                                                 Balance at beginning of
                                                 period    $41,606
                                                  $42,761
                                                 $84,367
                                                  Net income
                                                  409     1,875
                                                    2,284
                                                 Other comprehensive income
                                                  37     4
                                                  41
                                                 Comprehensive income
                                                  446     1,879
                                                    2,325
                                                  Dividends
                                                 declared (1,343 )
                                                      (1,343)
                                                  Common stock in
Equity and Comprehensive Income                  treasury (Note 5) (277
                                                  )      (277)
                      Segment Information
                                                3 Months Ended
                                                 Mar. 31, 2010

                                              9.    Segment
                                            Information
                                            Reportable Segments
                                            We have two reportable
                                            segments, which we operate
                                            and manage as strategic
                                            business units and organize
                                            by products and services. We
                                            measure and evaluate our
                                            reportable segments based
                                            on segment operating
                                            income, consistent with the
                                            chief operating decision
                                            makers assessment of
                                            segment performance.
                                            Corporate, eliminations and
                                            other includes unallocated
                                            corporate expenses,
                                            intersegment eliminations
                                            recorded in consolidation,
                                            the results of other
                                            businesses, such as our
                                            investments in
                                            unconsolidated businesses,
                                            lease financing, and other
                                            adjustments and gains and
                                            losses that are not allocated
                                            in assessing segment
                                            performance due to their non-
                                            operational nature. Although
                                            such transactions are
Segment Information                         excluded from the business
                                            segment results, they are
                Commitments and Contingencies
                                                     3 Months Ended
                                                      Mar. 31, 2010

                                                  10.
                                                Commitments and
                                                Contingencies
                                                Several state and federal
                                                regulatory proceedings may
                                                require our telephone
                                                operations to pay penalties
                                                or to refund to customers a
                                                portion of the revenues
                                                collected in the current and
                                                prior periods. There are also
                                                various legal actions pending
                                                to which we are a party and
                                                claims which, if asserted,
                                                may lead to other legal
                                                actions. We have established
                                                reserves for specific liabilities
                                                in connection with regulatory
                                                and legal actions, including
                                                environmental matters that
                                                we currently deem to be
                                                probable and estimable. We
                                                do not expect that the
                                                ultimate resolution of
                                                pending regulatory and legal
                                                matters in future periods,
                                                including the Hicksville
                                                matter described below, will
                                                have a material effect on our
                                                financial condition, but it
                                                could have a material effect
Commitments and Contingencies                   on our results of operations
                                                for a given reporting period.

								
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