This simply means tat VOD is losing its best cash source. It's good for VZ, good short-term for VOD, but definitely disastrous for VOD long-term.
Just as I called, watch VZ go through the roof. Watch VOD go down.
With the confirmation of the deal, VOD should go up a couple bucks at least. As for long term, nobody invest in telecom for long term growth, but steady dividend which should continue with the huge cash receive3d by VOD.