Qwest begins offering Verizon Wireless services

Qwest and Verizon made it official: as of now, Qwest will be reselling Verizon Wireless phones and service to its residential and business customers.

Qwest announced plans earlier this year to dump Sprint Nextel, saying that it was exploring other partnership options. As part of today’s announcement Qwest said its current wireless customers (who use handsets and service from Sprint) will be “notified directly about all Verizon Wireless plans and handset options,” but are “not required to do anything at this time.”