In the course of writing about landlines (Sunday column, see nhregister.com), I asked Comcast's Laura Brubaker about the phone service they're offering and whether it had to be linked to digital cable in its bundle price.
"Anyone can get our Comcast Digital Voice service – regardless of what kind of cable service they have (analog or digital) and they can have it as a single product or also chose to take our other products as well (high-speed Internet and/or cable). For the Enhanced Cordless Phone that is mentioned within the release I sent over (which hasn’t launched yet), a customer would want to have our high-speed internet to really enjoy and experience all of the integrated services and advanced functionality that come with that (i.e. – ability to view e-mail and voicemail, IM and access yellow pages).
As for Caller ID to the TV, ... we are also scheduled to launch that feature later this year. With that, a customer WOULD have to have digital cable for that convergence of the two products to work…"