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Historical Phone Company Financials

The companies listed on this site were either owned or associated

with the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T), or

better known as the Bell System.  Also listed are GTE (General Telephone &

Electronics Corporation) Annual Reports, though not part of the Bell System,

GTE was the largest independent non-Bell Telephone Company in America, and

merged with Bell Atlantic in 2000 to form Verizon Communications.

Exact historical time lines on how these various enterprises are associated are located

throughout this site, however, a general timeline is provided for your convenience.

 

 

1956

As a result of a 1949 U.S. Department of Justice antitrust suit against AT&T, the company is ordered to divest all international operations, and is not allowed to market computer technology and must focus only on the national phone network.  AT&T is still allowed to retain ownership in Bell Telephone Company of Canada, however AT&T's Western Electric unit is forced to sell the stake held in Northern Electric (later to become Nortel), to Bell Telephone of Canada.  AT&T is also no longer permitted to purchase any new shares in Bell Telephone Company of Canada.


1975 Termination of AT&T's service agreement with Bell Canada, and to the subsequent relationship between the two companies.
1976 Northern Electric changes its name to Northern Telecom.
1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of their 22 Bell Operating Companies (BOC), and retain long distance, research and manufacturing.
1983 AT&T reorganizes the 22 BOC's into seven holding companies; USWest, NYNEX, Pacific Telesis, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, Southwestern Bell (Later to become SBC Communications).  AT&T itself will keep Bell Laboratories, Western Electric and Long Lines.
1984 The BOC's are broken off from AT&T and are now independent.
1990 AT&T officially changes its legal name from American Telephone & Telegraph Company to AT&T Corporation, reflecting the change in telecommunications.
1994 AT&T purchases McCaw Cellular, and enters the wireless market as AT&T Wireless.
1995 AT&T Announces that will split into three distinct businesses: AT&T, a communications company; Lucent Technologies, former Western Electric and AT&T Network Systems business; and the NCR computer business.  By 1996, all businesses are independent of each other.
1996 Bell Atlantic merges with NYNEX, and NYNEX name is dropped.
1997 Pacific Telesis is acquired by SBC Communications.
1998 Ameritech is acquired by SBC Communications.
1998 Northern Telecom changes its name to Nortel Networks.
2000 Bell Atlantic merges with non-Bell company GTE, and the combined company is called Verizon Communications.
2000 USWest is acquired by Qwest Communications.
2000 Lucent Technologies spins off their Business Communications and connectivity solutions unit, creating Avaya; the Microelectronics Group, renamed agere; and sells off the Consumer Products Group to VTECH Holdings, which assumes the exclusive rights to use the AT&T name on consumer phone products.
2000 Cingular Wireless is founded by SBC Communications and BellSouth, with SBC controlling 60% and BellSouth the remaining 40% of the venture.
2000 AT&T Wireless becomes a separate company from AT&T Corporation, but still retains the AT&T name under licensing agreement with AT&T Corporation.
2004 Cingular Wireless acquires AT&T Wireless, and the combined company takes on the Cingular name.
2005 SBC Communications acquires AT&T Corporation.
2006 Lucent Technologies merges with Alcatel.
2006 agere is acquired by LSI Corporation.
2006 Verizon acquires MCI Inc.
2006 SBC Communications acquires BellSouth, and consolidates the Cingular and yellowpages.com venture under the AT&T (at&t) name.
2007 Avaya is acquired by TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners.
2009 Nortel Networks files for protection from their creditors, and is divesting the entire business.  Avaya purchases Nortel Enterprise Solutions.
2011 Qwest Communications acquired by CenturyLink.
2011 AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA From Deutsche Telekom.
2011 Avaya announces they will become a publicly traded company again.
2012 AT&T sells Yellow Pages business to Cerberus
2013 AT&T acquires Leap Wireless (Cricket).
2014 AT&T acquires lusacell (Mexico).
2015 AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico.
2015 AT&T to acquires DirecTV.
2015 Verizon acquires AOL.
1902 AT&T Annual Report
1903 AT&T Annual Report

1904 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

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1907 AT&T Annual Report

1908 AT&T Annual Report

1909 AT&T Annual Report

1910 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1911 AT&T Annual Report

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1913 AT&T Annual Report

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1930 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1931 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1932 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1933 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1934 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1935 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1936 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1937 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

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1940 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1941 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1942 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1945 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1946 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1947 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1948 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1949 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1950 AT&T Annual Report

1951 AT&T Annual Report

1952 AT&T Annual Report

1953 AT&T Annual Report

1954 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1955 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1956 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1957 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1958 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

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1960 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1961 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

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1963 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1964 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1965 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1966 AT&T Annual Report

1967 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1968 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1969 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)
1970 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)
1971 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1973 AT&T Annual Report (The list of Officers and Board of Directors is not available due to damaged back cover)

1974 AT&T Annual Report (The list of Officers and Board of Directors is not available due to damaged back cover)
1975 AT&T Annual Report

Bell Telephone: 100 Years of Service

1976 AT&T Annual Report

1977 AT&T Annual Report

1978 AT&T Annual Report
1979 AT&T Annual Report
1980 AT&T Annual Report
1981 AT&T Annual Report

1982 AT&T Annual Report

1983 AT&T Annual Report- The New AT&T
1983 AT&T Information Statement and Prospectus*

*Note: This document is a work in progress and only contains the first 28 pages out of 267.  Each page scanned has to be reformatted to correct any errors that might have occurred in the scanning process.  This document is in PDF format.

1986 AT&T Annual Report

1987 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1988 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1989 AT&T Annual Report

1990 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1991 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1992 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1993 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1994 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

1995 AT&T Annual Report (coming soon)

 

1995 NYNEX Annual Report
1996 AT&T Annual Report
1996 Bell Atlantic Annual Report
1996 GTE Annual Report
1997 AT&T Annual Report
1997 Bell Atlantic Annual Report
1997 GTE Annual Report

1997 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies

1998 AT&T Annual Report
1998 Bell Atlantic Annual Report
1998 GTE Annual Report
1998 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
1999 AT&T Annual Report
1999 Bell Atlantic Annual Report
1999 GTE Annual Report
1999 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
1999 USWest Annual Report
1999 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2000 AT&T Annual Report
2000 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2000 Qwest Annual Report
2000 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2001 AT&T Annual Report
2001 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2001 Qwest Annual Report
2001 Verizon Annual Report
2001 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2001 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2002 AT&T Annual Report
2002 Annual Report, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
2002 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2002 Qwest Annual Report
2002 Verizon Annual Report
2002 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2002 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2002 Proxy Statement, agere Systems Inc
2003 AT&T Annual Report
2003 Annual Report, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
2003 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2003 Qwest Annual Report
2003 Verizon Annual Report
2003 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2003 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2003 10K Statement, agere Systems Inc

2004 AT&T Annual Report

2004 Proxy Statement, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

2004 Annual Report, SBC
2004 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2004 Qwest Annual Report
2004 Verizon Annual Report
2004 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2004 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2004 10K Statement, agere Systems Inc
2005 AT&T Annual Report
2005 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2005 BellSouth Annual Report
2005 Qwest Annual Report
2005 Verizon Annual Report
2005 Annual Report, Lucent Technologies
2005 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2005 Proxy Statement, agere Systems Inc
2006 AT&T Annual Report
2006 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2006 Qwest Annual Report
2006 Verizon Annual Report
2006 Annual Report, Avaya Communication
2006 Proxy Statement, agere Systems Inc
2007 AT&T Annual Report
2007 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2007 Qwest Annual Report
2007 Verizon Annual Report
2008 AT&T Annual Report
2008 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2008 Qwest Annual Report
2008 Verizon Annual Report
2009 AT&T Annual Report
2009 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2009 Qwest Annual Report
2009 Verizon Annual Report
2010 AT&T Annual Report
2010 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2010 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2010 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2010 Verizon Annual Report
2011 AT&T Annual Report
2011 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2011 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2011 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2011 Verizon Annual Report
2012 AT&T Annual Report
2012 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2012 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2012 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2012 Verizon Annual Report
2013 AT&T Annual Report
2013 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2013 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2013 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2013 Verizon Annual Report
2014 AT&T Annual Report
2014 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2014 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2014 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2014 Verizon Annual Report
2015 AT&T Annual Report
2015 Avaya Inc. 10-K
2015 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2015 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2015 Verizon Annual Report
2016 AT&T Annual Report
2016 Bell Canada Enterprises Annual Report
2016 CenturyLink Annual Review and CEO’s Message
2016 Verizon Annual Report
  All financial reports listed on this site listed as "Coming Soon" are in the Porticus Centre archives, but have not been digitally scanned and converted.  Please be patient with us, as it takes time to convert these documents.

 

 

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