FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * TOME CAROL B 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC [VZ]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC., 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY 10036      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock   (1)  (1) Common Stock  1062   (1) I  By Deferred Compensation Plan 

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Each share of phantom stock is the economic equivalent of one share of common stock and is settled in cash. The shares of phantom stock become payable following the reporting person's termination of service as a director.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
TOME CAROL B
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.
1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10036
X



Signatures
Brandon N. Egren, Attorney-in-fact for Carol B. Tome 9/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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