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As part of the merger, certain overlapping areas of coverage had to be sold to other wireless providers. On June 30, 1999, Air Touch Communications merged with UK-based Vodafone Group Plc, becoming Vodafone Air Touch Plc, after rejecting overtures from Bell Atlantic Corporation.
In September 1999, Vodafone Air Touch announced a -billion joint venture with Bell Atlantic to be called Verizon Wireless, which would be composed of the two companies' U. wireless assets, Bell Atlantic Mobile (another AMPS spinoff) and Air Touch Cellular.
U S West's U S West New Vector was also created from AMPS.
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Verizon Wireless still maintains a call center in some of the buildings that used to house Air Touch Cellular's call center and administrative offices.