Verizon Communications next month will stop offering so-called "naked DSL" -- high-speed Internet without landline phone service -- in a move that flies in the face of the trend of consumers ditching their home phones for mobile handsets. Slightly more than 10 percent of Verizon's DSL subscribers use the standalone service, the company said Friday. Existing users of naked DSL will be able to keep their plans as long as they don't make changes to their service. The carrier said it is giving its current customers advance notice so those who want to make changes to their plans can do so before the shift takes place. While Verizon is restoring the tie between wireline Internet and voice services, many consumers are choosing to cut the cord.
AJ to bodosom. Nymostwanted to AJ I contacted them and used their own words in trying to sign up for it. They refused. I argued with the guy saying they said they were going to offer it, but he told me there are no plans and that they decided not to. Why is there a desire for naked DSL???? My basic line costs
The company confirms plans to allow customers to buy DSL services without also buying local phone service. The company confirmed on Wednesday that it plans to offer what's been called "naked" digital subscriber line DSL service to customers within its local phone region by the end of Qwest Communications in February announced plans to offer a similar service to its customers.
In other words, only a standalone DSL Internet service is provided on the local loop. The original concept of DSL was to use existing telephone lines for high speed data communication, with DSL and telephone services coexisting on the same phone line - but increasingly customers may require only the Internet service - and see no need for the traditional phone service. The original idea was to use existing telephone lines for high speed data communication. DSL and telephone service can coexist on the same phone line and do not interfere with each other. From the Telco's point of view, DSL gives them the ability to sell the same telephone line twice, to the same customer.