Hey, Qwest customers, ever hear of Verizon? No? Good, because your landline operator would just love to facilitate that little introduction for you. Following news earlier in the year
that Qwest would be euthanizing its Sprint-based MVNO in favor of just simply reselling Verizon-branded equipment through its own channels, news has spread that the goods are now available from Qwest's kiosks, retail locations, and telesales line. For the time being, legacy Qwest Wireless subscribers can soldier on if they so choose, but the operator intends to put on the full-court press to get people converted by offering to waive the termination fee (golly, how very kind of them) and hooking up special deals.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.