01-06-2012 11:36:30 AM
I am interested in finally getting DSL. My billing and wiring situation is somewhat unusual, however, and I am uncertain whether it is possible to self-install in my circumstance.
My parents have a multi-line phone w/ two numbers (his and hers). Neither is interested in the Internet in any way, shape or form.
I currently use one of the lines for dial-up. Only two of the four wires are connected to my wall jack, so I always dial out on the same line.
What I want to do is get DSL for myself. This would be separately billed from my folks, but would use their existing copper wire. I would not want voice service or a new phone number, just DSL. The wall plate would go by my computer and single line filters would go on their two jacks.
Is a self-installation possible in this situation? Will DSL co-exist with their multi-line phone service?
02-01-2012 07:33:47 PM
02-06-2012 08:19:45 PM
I am cleared to use the existing copper wire - this is not a situation where I am going behind anyone’s back to install DSL.
I have read conflicting information about DSL compatibity with multi-line service, however.
What I really need to know if I can self-install on a multi-line system. I need to know if DSL will co-exist with their multi-line service or whether I would have to go through the hoops of having another separate physical copper line installed.
03-06-2012 12:44:29 PM - last edited on 03-06-2012 01:30:02 PM by Phil-101
Well, it’s been 2 months to the day since I asked my question. I’ve had one visitor take a stab at answering and 2 months of blissful silence from anyone at ATT who might actually have any technical knowledge.
I see the spirit of Ernestine is alive and well at the new AT&T.
Thank God I didn’t actually spend money to find this out. The lack of attention to this board from anyone who can answer questions is just pathetic.
No company should let 2 months lapse when a potential customer asks questions.... EVER.
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