How to Get Cheap Internet Service Without a Phone Line

Adam Benjamin
Adam Benjamin
Digital Services Editor

You don’t have to use a phone line in order to get internet. In fact, other types of internet are becoming more and more popular, as most homes can access cheap internet service without a phone line. Depending on where you live, your budget, and the internet speeds you need, there are many options for you.

Options for Cheap Internet Service Without a Phone Line Connection:

Satellite: As stated in the name, satellite internet uses a satellite orbiting in space to deliver internet access to your home via a dish antenna. This means even the most rural areas can typically still have access to cheap internet service, without phone line service.

DSL: Normal DSL actually does require a phone line for internet, but don’t rule it out yet. You can opt for “Naked DSL” (or, standalone DSL), which provides internet via a standard telephone jack, but you don’t pay for or have use of phone service. This is a great option for getting cheap internet service without a phone line.

Cable: Similar to cable television, cable internet uses a coaxial cable network instead of a phone line  to allow you to get online. The cable will deliver internet to your modem, which you can connect certain devices to via an ethernet cable. Or roam the house and use wireless internet by connecting your modem to a wireless router.

Wireless (4G): Fourth-generation wireless allows you to access the internet on your mobile device – a great option to get internet without cables, cords or phone lines. It may not be the best substitute for wired connections at heavy-use homes, but bell towers around the world will allow you to surf the web with 4G on your phone or tablet. 

How to Get Internet Without Cable

You might be surprised to learn that you can get cheap internet service without phone lines or cable connections. That’s right – you don’t need to pay for phone or TV service to get internet. Wondering how to get internet without cable? Satellite, DSL and wireless (4G) are all viable options. Many internet service providers have these technologies to choose from, with a price that fits your budget and speeds that line up with your internet use.

Fiber-Optic Internet

One of the newest technologies offering internet without cable is fiber internet. Fiber internet uses fiber-optic cables that transfer data via light. While not exactly as fast as the speed of light, fiber-optic internet does offer incredibly fast speeds, and therefore is more expensive than the other options for internet without cable or a phone line.

All Your Internet Options — Without Needing a Phone Line

With satellite, DSL, cable and wireless (4G), it is possible to get cheap internet service without phone lines. These are all great options to get the internet you need, without tying up your phone line or paying extra for a phone bill.

About the Authors

Adam Benjamin

Adam Benjamin Digital Services Editor

Adam Benjamin is the editor and lead for Reviews' Digital Services section, covering TV, internet, and other services like TV streaming. He joined as an editor in June 2017 and has been guiding reviews, testing fitness equipment, and training new editorial hires ever since. Before Reviews, Adam worked as a content director for corporate leadership events and as an editor in financial media.