Verizon Will Force DSL Subscribers to Buy Home Phone Service. Awesome.Kif Leswing4/04/12 5:37pm69EditPromoteGo to permalinkDSL is often the most cost-effective way to get a broadband connection at home. Not for long! It's about to get a lot more expensive for Verizon customers. Starting May 6, you won't be able to get DSL service without Verizon local phone service as well.