What Is a Verizon Dry Loop?


Verizon is perhaps best known for providing wireless service for cellphones, tablets and other mobile devices. They also offer other services, including landline phone and high-speed DSL internet. Verizon's internet service is available bundled with landline, but can also be purchased as a stand-alone service, known as dry-loop DSL.


  • DSL stands for digital subscriber line. DSL is a form of high-speed internet that transfers data over a regular phone line, but offers higher speeds than traditional dial-up internet. DSL Internet connects require no additional equipment other than an existing phone line, and doesn't interfere with calls like dial-up Internet. Because of its use of the phone system, most telephone service providers offer DSL services.

Dry-Loop DSL

  • Dry-loop DSL, also sometimes referred to as "naked" DSL, is DSL service without landline service attached. While many DSL services are used as part of a bundle with landline phone service, dry-loop offers an alternative for those looking simply for Internet and nothing more. These services can be provided, even without landline service, because DSL connections don't require a dial-tone.

Verizon High-Speed Internet

  • Verizon offers its subscribers the ability to purchase DSL services, with a land line and without. Adding DSL service to land lines is referred to as "Stand-alone service" according to a Verizon press release, while landline free services are offered as "dry-loop." Both services are available without an annual contract, in two tiers of quality and pricing. Ordering online will also earn customers a $5 on their monthly service. All prices, services and discounts described are reflective of Verizon policy as of publication.

Stand-Alone Pricing

  • For customers looking to add a 500 Kbps to 1.0 Mbps DSL line to their existing landline service, a monthly charge of $19.99 is added to their existing statement. This drops to $14.99 if the service is ordered online. For 1.1 to 1.3 Mbps, 3.1 to 3.7 Mbps or 7.1 to 7.15 Mbps service, the price is $34.99, or $29.99 if ordered online.

Dry-Loop Pricing

  • Customers looking to start dry-loop DSL service at 500 Kbps to 1.0 Mbps can expect a monthly bill of $29.99, or $24.99 if ordered online. When staring dry-loop service at 1.1 to 1.3 Mbps, 3.1 to 3.7 Mbps, or 7.1 to 7.15 Mbps, customers can expect to pay $44.99 a month, or $39.99 a month if ordered online.

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