Well, there's another interesting FiOS rumor circulating around about keeping secondary service providers. A post on The Consumerist Website alleges that when ordering a FiOS triple play service, all phone lines in the house MUST be converted to FiOS. In other words, if you've got a second or third landline phone, it cannot be with a Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), or any other competing phone service. Otherwise, no FiOS for you!
- I was told that unless I switched all three lines to Verizon, they could not do it! I then asked to speak with the supervisor, who told me that the rules could not be bent, and that all phone lines must be transferred to Verizon.
There are many reasons why phone companies are generally evil. But I guess this is one case in which this particular one is not.
— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading