You don't need to be a math major to figure out that over time, more consumers will choose the product with the perceived better quality. In this case, that choice will be Verizon. >>Also:4 Safest Telecommunications Stocks The odds are high that Apple customers will abandon AT&T. From a stock perspective, playing these two stocks in a pair trade is a virtual no-brainer. Absolute return investors can go long the expected winner in the battle by owning Verizon and shorting the expected loser AT&T. -- Written by Jamie Dlugosch in Minneapolis.