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Cheapest Verizon landline phone service

Cheapest Verizon landline phone service

Copper Contributor Peano
Copper Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-21-2011
Message 1 of 9

I'm trying to find out what Verizon's cheapest copper wire phone plan is. No long distance, no caller ID, no voicemail, nothing but local phone service.


They must keep this information tucked away somewhere. All I can find is "unlimited this" and "unlimited that." I'd be glad to pay per minute if that was the cheapest plan.


Does ANYONE know where I can find this information?

Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
Message 2 of 9

If you call Verizon, you can ask them for the cheapest plan



They will of course try to upsell you like crazy


I have not looked at the Verizon tariffs in years , but the basic local service was called measured service


The usoc was 1MR


You paid for every outgoing call


Many of my neighbors have this service since it provides them a safe reliable backup for emergencies ( power outages, 911, reverse 911, burglar alarm ) .   Many leave the ringer off   and they use their multiple cell phone for most calls.






Copper Contributor Peano
Copper Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-21-2011
Message 3 of 9

Thanks. I was hoping to find information online before calling them. It's such a nuisance to have to drag infomration out of someone who is paid to provide customer "service" but doesn't really care about the customer's needs and desires.

Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎03-04-2013
Message 4 of 9

Two years ago, basic telephone service fluctuated between $36-$37 per month.

No regional; no long distance; no caller id; no call waiting, etc. 


Verizon is making every effort possible to eliminate copper wires with the

blessing of the FCC.  When you do call CSR, be prepared for the FIOS sales

pitch.  Good luck!

Contributor InfrequentUser
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-08-2015
Message 5 of 9

Hi, I'm new to this community. Can't seem to open any of the responses to your original post...

Did anyone ever find out what is the cheapest monthly plan for having a home phone for emergency purposes only?

Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
Message 6 of 9

Find the Verizon tariff or product guide for your state www.verizon.com/tariffs Look active operating company tariff or product guide You will be searching for Exchange or local service\ Within this sections look for terms like measured service, dial tone lines, 1MR

Bronze Contributor II
Bronze Contributor II
Posts: 197
Registered: ‎02-04-2012
Message 7 of 9

FiOs Home landline phone,   5 cents per minute out going call  plan, incoming calls free,  outgoing calls  to local area VERIZON landline Free, 800 calls free too.    Call c/s,   FiOs only.

Contributor kassieme
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Registered: ‎06-12-2019
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