Kevin Fitchard reporting for GigaOM:

“Any report that Verizon Wireless uses Carrier IQ is patently false,” Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson said in an email.

Verizon could come out looking pretty good over this Carrier IQ hubbub if:

  • They actually don’t use it.
  • AT&T does use it.

When you customers generally don’t trust you (I’d say most people don’t trust wireless carriers in the U.S.) it is always good to be the lesser of the evils.