former American telephone company

GTE Corporation, formerly General Telephone & Electronics Corporation(1955–1982), was the largest independent telephone company in the United States during the days of the Bell System. The company operated from 1926.

GTE Corporation
TypePublic company
Founded1934; 89 years ago (1934)
Defunct2000; 23 years ago (2000)
FateAcquired by Bell Atlantic
SuccessorVerizon Communications
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut, U.S.
ProductsTelephone, internet, television
SubsidiariesGTE Southwest
Verizon California
Verizon Florida
Verizon North
Verizon South
Hawaiian Telephone
Puerto Rico Telephone