Qwest partners with Verizon Wireless
The two companies will also partner on enterprise and government contracts. They will begin working on converged services, such as a unified voicemail box and Qwest IP networking solutions integrated with Verizon's mobile broadband offering for business and government subscribers.
The press release makes no mention of branding- currently Qwest operates as a self-branded MVNO using Sprint's network- but we would be surprised if the wireless product was not branded as Verizon Wireless. (Update: Qwest has confirmed that the phones will be VZW branded, which means Qwest is basically a glorified authorized agent.) Verizon offers similar integrated solutions to its residential and wireless customers, and appears to be working on a tightly integrated offering for their FiOS and wireless customers. There is no word if this type of integration is in the works for Verizon Wireless and Qwest residential customers.