Could Verizon be Qwest's new wireless pal?

Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Siedenberg told attendees at a Merrill Lynch analyst conference that Verizon Wireless had talked to Qwest Communications about becoming Qwest's new wholesale wireless partner. Qwest did not have anything to say about that, but Qwest CEO Ed Mueller told analysts Monday that Qwest is not satisfied with its current partnership with Sprint, suggesting that Qwest will bolt when the Sprint partnership expires next year.

Verizon Wireless, like Sprint, has a CDMA network, so existing Qwest customers would have the simple transition, or so the theory goes. Maybe they would rather have iPhones. Do they really care about network coverage anymore anyway?

For more:
- read this coverage at The Wall Street Journal

Related article:
- Qwest reported a net income increase earlier this month

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