I would like to get Directv but we dumped our useless landline years ago and just use our wireless phones. Supposedly Directv needs a phone line plugged in but then I have seen others say its really not necessary. I refuse to pay Verizon $17 a month for a landline I don't want or need. I received a strange response from Directv when I asked them: "Yes, we do require a permanent land-based phone connection to the DIRECTV System for sports subscriptions such as NFL Sunday Ticket. However, if there's no phone connection, we may add the service but will need to connect the phone line within 30-days." Sounds like to me they have to SAY you need a phone line for blackout restrictions but in reality they don't give a shyt as long as they don't know about it. My Cable company is a POS and doesn't carry the NFL network so its not looking good for me finding a way to see the possibly historic game against the Giants unless I go to a local bar (Tampa area) and watch the game on their crappy 10 year old standard TV's and not be able to hear a thing. Have any of you had Directv installed without a landline?