This is very good news. Verizon is going to open up their network so you can use any phone you want that meets some technical requirements. I hope all providers (including mine, Sprint) will do this soon. Right now you can only use the phones that your company sells on their network, but it can only be good for everyone for companies to open that up. We'll see how it all shakes out but along with the Google Android OS thingy I'd say I am pretty happy about where the mobile industry is heading.