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    Internet access without another subscription

    We want to lose our land line, but we like and use Qwest DSL.

    I called to cancel our phone and to keep our DSL. Not possible they said, you have to be a phone subscriber to receive DSL. I am assuming you have to have MediaCom cable for their Internet Service.

    Does anyone know if there is an ISP that doesn't require another service to tag along with Internet access?

    Preference is DSL service over and AirCard or Cable.

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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I am using AT&T. All I have is Internet, no phone or cable along with it.


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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    You can get DSL from qwest w/o a phone line, they just charge you something like $10 a month more for the service. Same thing with mediacom you can get internet through them w/o cable they just charge you $10 a month more for the service. Basically you don't get the bundle discount.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    We want to lose our land line, but we like and use Qwest DSL.

    I called to cancel our phone and to keep our DSL. Not possible they said, you have to be a phone subscriber to receive DSL. I am assuming you have to have MediaCom cable for their Internet Service.

    Does anyone know if there is an ISP that doesn't require another service to tag along with Internet access?

    Preference is DSL service over and AirCard or Cable.

    -keep.
    I've never had DSL so this isn't from experience, but I always heard you could have Qwest DSL without a phone line, they called in 'Naked DSL' or something like that.

    Look at this link:

    Qwest High-Speed Internet Without Phone Service



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Yeah, naked DSL is the correct term for DSL without a phone line. I can't speak for Qwest as I live in AT&T territory, but I know AT&T will let you do it.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I've got Qwest DSL and no landline. My account is still tied to a phone number, but I don't pay for phone service.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I have Mediacom without cable television (DirecTV here). They jack the rate though. I pay 62.50/month (or I should say my employer does)



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    You do not have to have Mediacom cable to get Mediacom internet. They will charge you $5 more though.

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    We want to lose our land line, but we like and use Qwest DSL.

    I called to cancel our phone and to keep our DSL. Not possible they said, you have to be a phone subscriber to receive DSL. I am assuming you have to have MediaCom cable for their Internet Service.

    Does anyone know if there is an ISP that doesn't require another service to tag along with Internet access?

    Preference is DSL service over and AirCard or Cable.

    -keep.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I have qwest internet and no phone line. Somebody flat out lied to you.




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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    I've got Qwest DSL and no landline. My account is still tied to a phone number, but I don't pay for phone service.
    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I have qwest internet and no phone line. Somebody flat out lied to you.
    Both of these are the correct answer.

    I signed up for Qwest a month ago and pay $5 extra a month for a naked line. There is still a phone number attached to it as well.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I don't have DSL, but my understanding from those who have tried it is that they (Qwest in this case) are very reluctant to hand out DSL only service. Further confusing the matter: Qwest's customer service is often confused by the term "land line" because they take it to mean that you want DSL without a physical connection to your home. Of course, you and I know that DSL ALWAYS requires a physical "land line" to the phone, you just don't want telephone services through that line.

    For "isuno1fan"
    I use Comcast Cable for my internet. I was also being charged 62.50 a month for Internet Only connection. By signing up for the most basic of the basic television packages (local stations, local city council meetings, Cspan and the shopping networks...) I was able to reduce the monthly bill to $58.50. I'm not sure what Comcast and the other cable companies do with that $20 a month overcharge that you pay for using their Internet Only service. Unfortunately the cost of Hughesnet equipment and service is just as expensive. I'd do the satellite internet in a second if it were only $5 less a month than cable.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    I've got Qwest DSL and no landline. My account is still tied to a phone number, but I don't pay for phone service.
    Samesies.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I have qwest internet and no phone line. Somebody flat out lied to you.
    Ditto.


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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    I just use Qwest DSL with local phone only and that seemed like the best deal to me.



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    Re: Internet access without another subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I just use Qwest DSL with local phone only and that seemed like the best deal to me.
    +1

    I think a local number is $10 (?) a month, so a net of $5 more than naked.

    Also, I thought I remember that if you drop the phone line they disconnect you for a week or something between your "old" service and your "new" service--anyone have any experience w/ this? Heard it was discourage the drop, but they legally had to offer DSL w/out a phone line or something.



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