said by cramer:
Very funny. AT&T doesn't allow "moves" to alter the name (owner) on the account. I couldn't move into my townhouse and keep the DSL line the previous owner had. Back then, however, AT&T (then Bellsouth) didn't play these BS games with "no ports available" -- I'm 100% certain this is a complete lie; they don't want to turn up legacy DSL and will claim there's no ports available. (someone should get their PUC invovled.)
When I tried to get my first BellSouth StandAlone FastAccess circuit, I had to wait several months for a port to become available (and I had to wait for about a year for my first line-shared DSL circuit when I lived in Nashville), so BellSouth did indeed play the "no ports available" game. These days with AT&T wanting to kill traditional landline service totally, there is certainly some room for skepticism about their motives, but historically the "no ports available" excuse has been valid.
As for involving the PUC, Tennessee doesn't have a PUC that regulates phone service, and their TRA has no jurisdiction over DSL service, only voice services are regulated (and these days that regulatory power is somewhat limited).--
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