Verizon: Drop your landline, get a discount

Wireless operator says it will offer discounts to landline-free wireless customers who combine Internet or TV service from the company.

Ditching that old-school landline could pay off.

Verizon Communications says it will offer discounts to landline-free wireless customers who combine Internet or TV service from the company. The discounts will range from $8 to $21 a month, depending on the wireless package.

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The Associated Press reports that Verizon will introduce the Flex Double Play bundle starting next week for those who combine a Verizon Wireless plan with broadband or Fios TV , the company's cable TV service.

The discount applies to DSL service with downloads at 3 megabits per second, and to Fios (fiber-optic) broadband at up to 20Mbps, the AP reports. The fastest DSL plan, at 7Mbps , and the fastest Fios service, at 50 mbps, are not eligible for the bundle.

The FlexDouble Play represents the latest pricing move by wireless operators to appeal to consumers who are dropping their traditional phones and looking to consolidate their communications bills.

Now, how about a cool-retro discount for those of us who still like to talk on phones with cords attached?

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