Surprised that I didn't see any comments about this.
Friend of mine has only TV and Phone (FDV) for several yrs now. He's not a computer person.
He recently told me that FiOS has removed the widgets from those who DO NOT subscribe to a inet pkg.
I thought at first maybe he was mistaken, that some foul up was occurring with his equipment (he still has a 6416 dvr), but he indeed actually got a letter from VZ stating as much before hand, and he does not have axs to any widgets.