You need large investors as that indicates to Wall Street confidence but it is ultimately up to Verizon to drive the business growth and profitability. Would expect Verizon to increase the dividends do not get paid to Vodafone at this point. Verizon owning all of Wireless is a very good thing, just need a few quarters under Verizon's belt, big investors don't position unless it appears to be positive for them.
vod was the stock i owned till few months ago and the main reason was that vod owned 45 percent of vzw. once vod sold their share i sold out of vod. i agree fully with you that now vz owns the entire vzw full impact of that is going to be positive and has not shown up yet. nobody should pay attention to the losers with cooked up stories of cats and dogs and leashes.