Verizon offers new bundles, battles AT&T

Jan 30 2007 - 04:36 PM ET | AT&T, Cingular, Verizon Wireless

Verizon has introduced new callings plans that bundle wireline and wireless phone service. This comes just two weeks after AT&T Unity was introduced. Like Unity, Verizon's new Freedom plans bundle all the available services from the telecom juggernaut. Verizon's partnership with DirecTV is also included in the deal so it's possible to combine landline, internet, wireless and TV all on one bill.

There are three new plans: Double Freedom, Triple Freedom and Unlimited Freedom. They feature two, three and four of the services respectively. Prices range from $64.99 to $144.99 monthly.

While Verizon and AT&T continue to duke it out, Sprint and T-Mobile are left out. Sprint spun-off its wireline business last year and T-Mobile never had a play in that market. Some cable companies have tried to offer bundles featuring internet, TV, VoIP phone service and wireless service (through a MVNO).