VZ isn't that stupid, and, despite AT&T being as dumb as a turnip, they ain't either. BellSouth was a far better company on its own.
I think Sprint should buy Qwest. Then, Sprint can have the distintion of destroying not only Nextel but a landline company as well.
Not that Qwest needs much help. Qwest has some lousy cash flow. My stockbroker calls Qwest a moneypit. She calls them "Qwest for Failure."
Her names for some companies:
AT&T - The result of the Empire crossed with an idiot.
Microsoft - Boys with bad toys.
Vonage - Citron's new scam.
GM - General Mayhem.--
Saving the world keeps me busy. However, I find Earth very primitive from my home planet of Krypton.