Verizon (NYSE:VZ) would love to own Verizon Wireless outright. Joint venture partner Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) might even be willing to sell its stake, but don't hold your breath waiting for this ground-shaking deal to happen.

In this video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains why Vodafone isn't likely to exit its American venture anytime soon, no matter what webs the rumor mill may weave.

Fool contributor Anders Bylund owns shares of France Telecom, but he holds no other position in any company mentioned. Check out Anders' bio and holdings or follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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