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do i need a land line for broadband?

by lennyonps3 / March 15, 2008 12:42 PM PDT

if i get dsl do i still need to get a phone line working before i can get dsl? what i am trying to see is the following. i dont want a phone line, but i want vonage. now to get vonage i need broadband. so if i get dsl dont i need to have a working phone line???? but if i need a phone line to get dsl and dsl to get vonage. then there would be no point to get vonage, because then i would already have a phone line and vonage? i dont see how that works. any help would be appriciated.

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That's called "naked DSL"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 12:45 PM PDT

I can't answer because it varies across the country, so just ask the providers.

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by lennyonps3 / March 15, 2008 1:04 PM PDT

so i want vonage, so i need internet. im thinking of going with att high speed internet. so should i ask att and see if i need a landline to get their internet services?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 8:39 PM PDT
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Sorry if the answer sounds crass but yes, you do have to ask them.

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by Papa Echo / March 17, 2008 9:32 AM PDT
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...googling for vonage, dsl, adsl, sdsl, broadband... to learn more.

You need the Internet to use Vonage. To use it properly you need broadband. Broadband comes in dsl, cable,.... With dsl you have ADSL or SDSL, both land lines. The former includes voice. The later data only. So if you do not want phone services, get SDSL, which is more costly than ADSL. So think about the economics...

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We have Verizon Wireless Nation Wide Plan.
by northsantee / March 18, 2008 6:23 AM PDT

We have Verizon Wireless Nation Wide Plan. It just plugs into the USB port on the side of your laptop. We have used it everywhere, out of twon, etc., including using the laptop in the car while using SKYPE as our internet telephone service. We don't use cell phones anymore due to the high costs, nor do we use desktop PC's. We just use laptops, because they are so portable. And we don't have to worry about hotspots. Very, very fast internet connection. The Verizon Plan costs us 60.00 for a two year contract. We have tried all of the other services, from dial-up to you name it. This the only system that has worked the best for us. The Verizon device is called an Air Card. Hope this info helps.

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by lennyonps3 / March 18, 2008 1:09 PM PDT
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land line??
by Covad_Rep / April 30, 2008 5:35 AM PDT

I guess that depends which company you order your service from. In my company, we offer a dedicated line for broadband services so that a landline is not needed. Not all companies can provide this. I dont know how much that helps...

-Dennis Clay Jr
Covad Communications
866-656-8757 ext 6291

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Why don't apply for BT Broadband
by jackie_frank / April 30, 2008 9:14 PM PDT

It's relaible. I did. I did it from here!
Check their prices. i think you should always look quality!

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