Verizon Communications

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said Verizon Wireless, a joint venture with

Vodafone Group

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, saw its total wireless customer count rise 14.6% to 26.3 million from last year's third quarter.

Verizon Wireless added 806,000 customers, or 34.9% more net additions, in its third quarter, compared with the same period a year ago. Total customer turnover was 2.5%, including prepaid customers, unchanged from a year ago.