In a way my situation is fairly straight-forward: I want to subscribe to a DSL plan and lack a phone line (and wish to avoid buying a phone line).
I call Sonic.net sales and a gent named William tells me I need a "Measured Rate Phone". I'm guessing Sonic.net fails to offer dryloop DSL? I would prefer to avoid paying for any kind of phone line period - is "Measured Rate Phone" the cheapest option that I have? Might anyone have a suggestion for a carrier? Will this "Metro Plan" from AT&T do the trick? »swot.sbc.com/swot/telcoProductDe···ferId=96
My other question was regarding dynamic vs. static IPs. My main concern is whether I'll be able to host online games with a dynamic IP. What I'm talking about is starting a game on (for example) Battle.net or Steam servers and having other people join instead
of running a dedicated server on a separate machine from which you yourself can't play. Will I be able to host games with a dynamic IP? I'm pretty sure the answer's "yes" but I'd hate to go through this ordeal only to find that I am unable to start any Warcraft 3 games.
Furthermore, I occasionally torrent Linux distros and those are can be really big. Does dynamic IP DSL torrent speeds suffer when compared to static IP (if at all)?
VOIP is a tertiary concern but I'm wondering if it'll be possible to use Skype with a dynamic IP.
To summarize my major concern is whether I have to add some kind of land line. Thanks in advance.