Body count: 39,000
In 2010 the second largest phone company reported fourth quarter losses of $653 million thanks to slow FiOS TV sales, low contract acquisitions, and decreasing residential phone service. An increase in customer contracts and strong sales courtesy of Motorola's Droid smartphones helped Verizon end the year strong. But with the iPhone 4 heading to the network this month, analysts are worried about the phone's higher subsidies hurting Verizon's ability to increase profits. But with all the excitement surrounding the Verizon iPhone release, we can't see it doing anything but helping the bottomline.