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Since landline service is dwindling, why isn't Verizon in the VOIP business

Since landline service is dwindling, why isn't Verizon in the VOIP business

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Contributor pl21046
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What about information about availability.  As I stated in my earlier post, two Verizon representatives say Fios Digital Voice has been suspended with no information as to when, or if, it will ever be offered again.  This is as of yesterday, and covers FIOS already built areas such as Columbia MD 21046, where Digital Voice was offered previously.
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I don't have any information yet on the FDV rollout.  Once VZ announces something, I will try my best to post it.

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Bronze Contributor II
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I see you mention Md, PA and NJ what about Delaware
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I don't know the rollout date for DE yet. =/
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Bronze Contributor II
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Thanks but I can't believe Verizon is dragging their feet on this
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Copper Contributor MarvKirsch
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For what it's worth....I think that if Verizon jumps fully into VOIP then that might serve as a signal that traditional phone service is dead.  Since everything is financial, duh, will Verizon be making more from VOIP service or from traditional phone service?  While I am not that technical, from what I've read, fiber seems to be the way to go.  I wonder if the person who originally signed off on fiber, back then, is still around reaping the rewards.  While it was a BIGGGGG initial $$ outlay, the payoffs may now be showing up.
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Bronze Contributor I
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I don't think that anyone in Verizon is concerned that VOIP would signal that traditional phone service is dead. Traditional phone service is already on a downward trend without VOIP. For years we've heard that one of the biggest drains on Vz stock price has been landline loss. Each month, more and more customers are giving up their landlines and are using wireless phones and voip services instead. The company is doing everything it can to stem the landline loss, but traditional phone service is certainly not seen as the "future" of Verizon.

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Bronze Contributor II
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Give them time.   The 500 pound gorilla always move slowly.  

 

I read somewhere recently that wireless homes has outpaced landline homes for the first time last year.  That should be a wakeup call if they aren't already awake.

 

The CEO placed the big FiOS bet several years back and he's still there.   Shareholders agree with what he's doing because the vz stock isn't as battered as some of the other stocks.

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Copper Contributor Paul21046
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Any new information as to availability?  I live in one of the early build out areas, Columbia MD, and Fios Voice was advertised as available as late as February, but doesn't seem to be available any more, or at least not taking any orders.

 

I had to change my screen name from PL21046 because the forum no longer recognized my sign in.

 

 

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Bronze Contributor II
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I have fios phone but would consider digital voice is it going to be available in DE
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