Undoubtedly the Verizon iPhone will be a huge winner for both Apple and Verizon. As an example I compared 3G coverage in Michigan, AT&T roughly 15% of the state. Verizon approximately 95% of the state.
I love the MiFi concept of the Verizon iPhone. Up to 5 people can get WiFi. But the bad news is that a phone call in or out breaks (stops) the WiFi connection. It seems that Verizon’s CDMA 3G can only support one connection at a time – either phone or data.