I recently spoke with my mom's boss and he informed me that a fellow business man in Caro informed him that Verizon Wireless approached Thumb Cellular about acquiring them. If Thumb Cellular did not agree, the person said that Verizon Wireless would then start expanding into the Thumb region with their own towers and compete against Thumb Cellular. I find this quite interesting and exciting at the same time. I've really been expecting this to happen and really hope it comes true. One of the biggest reasons (other than the iPhone) that I left Verizon was because they didn't service the Thumb and I was always roaming. If they decide to acquire Thumb Cellular, my mom and a lot of people in my family have already said they would hop ships from AT&T to Verizon. AT&T's coverage in the Thumb is mediocre compared to what Thumb Cellular has. Especially because they are CDMA, they can be used even in the middle of the woods, where AT&T can't.