Verizon to give discounts for landline-less bundles

June 13, 2008 5:15:32 PM PDT
For the first time, Verizon Communications is set to give discounts to wireless customers who don't have landlines but order Internet or TV service from the phone company. In response to households dropping traditional service in favor of cell phones, Verizon will introduce a Flex Double Play bundle starting some time next week, giving discounts ranging from $8 to $12 a month for those who combine a Verizon Wireless plan with broadband or FiOS TV.

Surveys suggest about one in seven U.S. households now lacking landlines.

Adding FiOS TV, Verizon's cable-TV service, on top of wireless and broadband yields another $8 a month in savings. The discount does not apply to the satellite TV service Verizon markets from DirecTV.