If I wasn't contracted in with Verizon, which we get our high speed DSL internet, phone hard-line and Direct TV Channels (200)I would be looking for a cheaper alternative. We have to keep the hardline to get the package from Verizon which includes the DSL. If we were to break off from them they got us tied to a 2 year contact with Direct TV. It's true we could get different internet DSL and really wouldn't need the hard-line. But if we had to keep our committment with Direct we'd be paying just for Direct alone as much as we pay for the whole package. Stuck, but we make it work. As an alternative I would be seriously looking at the "Vonage" package. There are many people up this way that use them at great savings. Seems to me that is the most economical alternative.