I'm going to ask here first before I go crazy researching it. My problem lies with my internet access. Comcast is really giving it to me by charging 50 bucks a month for cable internet. That's outrageous. Not only that, I'd much rather have satellite than be stuck with Comcast's ever-increasing cable bill. I want DSL; I don't need super high speed cable internet and I live relatively close to the DSL relay center (yes, DSL's speed is dependent on how far away you live from the provider), and bottom line is that it's much less expensive.
But here's my problem, in an effort to be a frugal consumer of telecommunications, i refuse to get a landline activation. I'm paying about $50/month for my cell phone service and it's more than I could ever want. I don't talk much on the phone and when I do it's from my cell phone. I don't need two different numbers, I don't need to pay $15/month for local calling (especially since my folks live 1100 miles away) and I never go over on my cell minutes. Yet to receive DSL service, I need to pay for that arbitrary landline phone I'll never use, and then I'll have to concern myself with having two numbers. It seems pointless (oh, call me at this number when I'm at home and this number when I'm not). I understand if you make a lot of local phone calls, but I simply don't.
So I've heard that some places are offering "naked" DSL, that is DSL service without paying for a landline. This makes increasingly more sense, because to get VoIP service through a DSL connection, why would anyone want to pay for an additional local landline? I just don't understand it at all. In fact, I don't really understand why I would even need VoIP if I just use my cell phone for everything. I never have to run and get the phone either since it's always just in my pocket. So, my question, anyone here get DSL without having a local calling plan?