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It’s surprising that there’s no wiring for phone. I assume you confirmed this? (i.e. no phone jacks anywhere?) If so, a few thoughts:
1. You could go with FIOS (DSL is implied in your post, since you need phone lines for DSL); I believe they pull it into your house through cable, and then there’s a vonage-type VOIP device that would connect from their modem to your household wiring. You could just put a cordless phone there instead.
2. You could run the wiring yourself. It’s not too hard, depending on whether your network interface device (NID) is accessible, where you want phone jacks, and how ambitious you are. Buy CAT5e cable ($20 / 100 ft @ Home Depot) and use that. I did this; ran a bunch of new lines + ethernet + hooked into the old phone lines. That kind of ambition takes time, but a basic jack or two isn’t too hard. If you’re going for something complicated, I’d highly recommend getting a punchdown tool and using modular jacks.
Finally, Verizon definitely won’t touch the inside the house stuff. They take it up to the NID. So they’re playing straight with you as far as it goes. Still tough to believe that there’s no phone wiring, even in new construction.