Verizon came out today and my phone has been switched.
Phase two: have DirecTV installed.
This will be completed Thursday.
Phase three: get my DSL hooked up
This phase is the trickiest. The order for my DSL was placed on 10/11. As per a Verizon rep, my DSL should be on by 11/3.
I always thought it was like a switch flipping task. My bad. I guess there is much more involved in adding something that, for the most part, has all necessary equipment sans modem already in place. Speaking of which, I should be getting the modem in a week.
Once all three phases have been complete, it will finally be time to say "buh-bye" to the evil Comcast empire.