Verizon (VZ) remains committed to paying higher dividends. The telecom company has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share in the third quarter, up ~2.1% YoY. Verizon has paid total dividends of $2.4 billion in the third quarter. The quarterly dividend was equivalent to an annualized dividend of $2.41 per share and a dividend yield of ~4.1% as of November 14. In comparison, AT&T (T) has a dividend yield of ~6.6%. T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) don’t pay equity dividends.