I think I'd have to oversee that instillation and let them know if they cut the copper they'll be paying for a bit more than the gas out to the house. Verizon is/was a turd to me... My gf got Verizon a while back, and it was such dismal service she dropped them on my recommendation of going to Comcast, and Comcast is fantastic. My only gripe with them, at her house, has been the DVR is acting up like crazy and locking up constantly. At my place the DVR's perfect.
Very annoying. I think the DVR is maybe a tad old and she needs a newer one.
BTW ROb, I've heard the same BS about "mobile hotspots". Not worth the price at all. I'll stick with my landline through Comcast... It's reliable. My phone works, generally, when I'm out. I would like to ditch the BB Storm though, but upgrading just seems like a waste right now.