Can DSL be used without active phone service?

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I was considering getting DSL and at the same time switching to a Voice
Over IP phone service.  I read something saying that DSL requires you
keep your existing phone number.  Is it impossible to use DSL and a
VoIP service w/out a standard phone company?  Thanks in advance.


Re: Can DSL be used without active phone service?


sm4christ@gmail.com writes:
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Depends on your phone company. Qwest does this (its called Standalone
DSL through them). Others are hit or miss.



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Ours is AT&T.  I'll check their site again.

Doug McIntyre wrote:
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sm4christ@gmail.com wrote:
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Which means you might be SBC, or in the future BellSouth, or whatever.
With all the mergers lately it almost comes down to needing to know the
specific CO office before you can know your options.

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sm4christ@gmail.com wrote:

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Qwest offers "stand alone DSL" without requiring that you have phone
service from them. They charge more for that then they do for their
regular customers, but it's probably less than the sum of voice+DSL.

Maybe something like that is available in your area.

--
Bert Hyman    St. Paul, MN    bert@iphouse.com

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I just checked Qwest's web site and I don't think they support my state
(OH).  At least that's not an option in the "your state" drop-down list.


Re: Can DSL be used without active phone service?


sm4christ@gmail.com wrote:

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Then you need to contact your own phone company (or whoever will be
ultimately responsible for running the wire to your house).

--
Bert Hyman    St. Paul, MN    bert@iphouse.com

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