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morbo
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join:2002-01-22
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reply to steelyken

Re: Just One Email

said by steelyken:

I wish I could also drop the landline just in spite.

Why can't you?

steelyken

join:2002-03-04
Plainfield, IN

Can't drop the POTS line and use a 3rd party ISP with AT&T.
They are still getting my money indirectly thru DSLExtreme but there are no caps...for now.


Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT
reply to morbo

said by morbo:

said by steelyken:

I wish I could also drop the landline just in spite.

Why can't you?

Because DSL requires a landline and in most areas in the US, AT&T is the only landline phone service available.


NormanS
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San Jose, CA
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reply to steelyken

said by steelyken:

Can't drop the POTS line and use a 3rd party ISP with AT&T.

Actually, I did just that. Requires a CLEC with their own POTS gear in the CO. I don't believe DSLExtreme does that in any state that they serve, but a small, Northern California company (Sonic.net, LLC) does; mostly in the S.F. Bay Area.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


NormanS
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reply to Rekrul

said by Rekrul:

said by morbo:

said by steelyken:

I wish I could also drop the landline just in spite.

Why can't you?

Because DSL requires a landline and in most areas in the US, AT&T is the only landline phone service available.

For some values of, "most", maybe. But AT&T only covers 22 states; and not all in most of them.
--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum