Verizon Beats Cingular/AT&T To Become Nation's Largest Wireless Carrier

According to market research firm IDC, Verizon has moved past AT&T/Cingular as the nation’s number one wireless carrier. From Information Week:

“Verizon became the new market leader in terms of total direct retail subscribers/customers, with a total of 56.8 million, against 56.3 million for Cingular,” said IDC’s Julien Blin in a statement.

Meanwhile, Sprint is losing customers due to its general ineptitude. —MEGHANN MARCO

Verizon Regains Lead In Wireless Subscribers; Sprint Gets Some Good News [Information Week]