Verizon is the largest mobile carrier in the United States with over 110 million wireless subscribers. Verizon Wireless is part of a large telecommunications company that provides wired home internet, phone and television service. Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary of Verizon and operates as the company's wireless carrier. You'll find many high-end and mid-range Windows Phones on Verizon.

As of September 2014, you can grab the Lumia Icon and HTC One M8 for Windows as Verizon-exclusives. However, the Lumia Icon is available internationally as the Lumia 930 and the HTC One M8 is expected to hit other carriers in the United States and abroad in late 2014.

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Verizon's network consists of a CDMA 3G network and LTE 4G network, the latter of which has offered generally comprehensive nationwide coverage for a couple of years now. Verizon was the first carrier in the U.S. to launch an LTE device