Editor’s Note: The companies listed below represent the 20 largest cellular carriers in the United States. Rankings are based on the total number of subscribers for their majority-held or controlled markets. All subscriber numbers reflect year-end 1995 figures.
AT&T Corp. has acquired McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. and Lin Broadcasting Corp. Contel Cellular Inc. has been merged into GTE Mobilnet Inc. Bell Atlantic Mobile and Nynex Mobile Communications have pooled their cellular properties.
Sprint Cellular Co. is now Three-sixty Communications Co.
New Par is an equal partnership between AirTouch Communications Inc. and Cellular Communications Inc. The AirTouch subscriber count excludes New Par.
The RCR Top 20 is the property of RCR Publications Inc. and should not be construed as an endorsement for the companies listed. Information concerning carrier ranking cannot be reprinted without written permission from RCR.
-Jerry Blake, Research Editor. 1996, RCR Publications Inc.