Remember, being # 1 can have many faces. Having the most customers doesn't mean you have the largest wireless voice and data network. And just because you have the most spectrum, doesn't mean your carrier utilizes it with active cell sites. You know how Sprint ads say they are the largest-all-digital-all PCS- carrier in the nation? So, out of the all digital carriers utilizing only the 1900 MHz PCS band, they are the largest. It doesn't mean they have the largest wireless network nor the most customers overall. The Cingular aquisition of ATTWS will give them an edge with both customers and spectrum, but it is up to them to both keep and grow their customer base. Cingular has had several years to prove their worth since theywere created. You be the judge how efficiently they operated their network and grew their customer base. I do believe Cingular will really have to step up to the plate to maintain that lead. You can't keep just buying out others to be the biggest, you have to have both a quality network and quality management team to make a company successful. I believe that is what has made Verizon Wireles so successful. But even they have areas to improve if they want to reclaim their lead. I hope they see this as opportunity to improve the quality of their handsets and service plans to complement their quality network. In the future as carriers get to a point where service is practically everywhere, it is the ones who continually are at the forefront of new technology as well as a good repore with consumers who will have the real edge regardless if they are # 1 or not.