Dry Loop DSL
I live in Monterey, have U-verse HSI Pro (3.0 Mbps down), and am trying to give AT&T less money.
After a little browsing, I found the DSL without home phone page [»www.att.com/shop/en/internet/int···ce.html], which suggests I can get service similar to what I'm getting now for $29.95/month for 6 months. (The fine print mentions a $5/month promotional discount, so I'm assuming the subsequent price is $34.95/month.) I clicked Check Availability and entered my address, but the site just redirected me back to the DSL page. I called AT&T three times (just to make sure), and each time, a rep told me I can only get U-verse.
Next, I called Red Shift (a DSL reseller local to Monterey) and asked about DSL without phone service. The rep said Red Shift offers dry loop DSL only with business service [»redshift.com/business-internet/d···op-dsl/]. The higher price compared to residential service prevents me from considering business service, but the existence of a dry loop option from Red Shift suggests I should be able to get dry loop DSL from AT&T too.
Does anyone in Monterey or anywhere else in Norcal have dry loop DSL? If so:
* How did you get it?
* What is the above-the-line price after the promotional period?
* What are the below-the-line taxes/fees?
* Can I use my own modem? If not, is there an equipment rental fee like there is for U-verse?