Do I need a land-based phone line to get DIRECTV service?

No. A land-based phone line connected to your DIRECTV receiver allows you to order Pay Per View programming straight from your TV using your remote control, but it’s not required for to receive DIRECTV service. We do, however, highly recommend having Internet service in your home. A DIRECTV HD DVR connected to your home Internet service allows you to enjoy the full breadth of DIRECTV features, including On Demand movies and shows and Pandora on your TV, and more.