ALSO NOTED: Verizon merges some operations; Subs: better network coverage; and much more...

> Verizon to merge some operations with Fair Point to relieve $1.7 billion in debt. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Cell phone heats up and sets man on fire and causes $75,000 in damages to his hotel room. Article

> More than 25 percent of wireless subscribers switched to their current carrier for better network coverage. Release

And Finally... Your daily dose of wireless trivia: What was the name of the first MVNO to commercially launch operations in the U.S.? Send your answer here.

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