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We have the Land line - DSL - U-Verse bundle right now; I want to know if it's possible to have a 2nd DSL line installed?
It's just a basic residence; our phone company termination box outside has the standard dual line setup.
But looks like what we're in need of to run our new computer is a 2nd DSL line.
Will we need an additional separate modem then?
Thanks for any info!
aviewer - Thanks for your info. Both my phone line and my DSL line are with ATT. It seems I've been a bit extravagant having a separate line for each thinking it would give me a more dependable system. So, if I go with U-verse, I'll try giving up one of the lines to hopefully cancel some of the extra cost with U-verse. But, as you suggest, I'll try to find out from ATT if keeping both lines is necessary (so far, they haven't been able to give me an answer).
Did Cannotfindit ever get his email working in his new laptop? I have Att DSL and I'm considering signing up for U-verse in hopes my Internet connection will be faster. But I currently have separate phone lines for my home phone and computer DSL connection. I understand with U-Verse a single home phone line is used for both the phone and computer Internet connection - am I correct? If so, should I cancel my second phone line? And which line should I cancel my home phone line or my DSL line? I couldn't get this answered by ATT. Any advice would be appreciated.
I'm not sure I fully follow what you are asking, but let me give you some information that might help you.
A little over 2 years ago I had 2 "land line" (POTS) phone lines in my house, and I had DSL on one of them. I moved from my original setup to a setup where I had UVerse High Speed Internet and Voice, plus I kept my second POTS line. I also kept my DSL service for 1 month overlap, but that is a different story. When I got my UVerse service, they took my one POTS line that was only voice service and brought my VDSL2 service in on that line giving me UVerse Internet and Voice service. My second line still have its old voice service and DSL attached to it. After a month os no issues with my UVerse internet, I cancelled my old DSL service, but kept the old POTS line until earlier this year. Now that line has also been cancelled.
When I made the switch, the math showed that there were only 2 reasons to swtich. If I wanted to save money, I had to move my voice service from POTS to the UVerse Voice (VOIP). If I wanted to get faster internet service, I had to switch to UVerse as my DSL line was at the max it could get yet UVerse Internet could get at least twice as fast. Before I made the switch, I was paying $160/month for 2 phone lines and DSL internet. After I made teh switch, I was paying about $135/month with 2 phone lines and UVerse internet that was twice as fast as before the switch. Now that I have cancelled the second phone line, I am only paying about $100/month. As you can see, by moving the one voice line to UVerse from POTS, I was saving about $25/month, and still getting twice the internet download speeds.
What you cancel depends upon what you want. If you want to move to UVerse only for speed, you have then replace your DSL with UVerse and you can get up to 45Mbps (depending upon market availability) downlosd speeds. If you want to try to save money, then you have them bundle your voice and internet into UVerse and replace both existing lines. You can lso go for a combo to gest some possible savings and still get faster internet by replacing both of your existing services with a UVerse bundle deal.
Many thanks to aviewer, my thoughts, GeekBoy for the education on u-verse. I didn't realize the bundled u-verse meant giving up my POTS for VOIP. I'll have to see if I can justify the expense of keeping my two lines - one for my POTS landline and the other for replacing my DSL service with u-verse. My u-verse service would be for Internet only - no television (my roof-top antenna is good enough for me). I'm hoping ATT can let me know how my ATT phone bill will be affected if I sign up for u-verse and keeping my two lines.
That is correct, those are 2 different gateways offered for AT&T U-verse services. There are many other ones, and depending on your area and the services you have is the gateway you receive.
worker37 - RE: I'm hoping ATT can let me know how my ATT phone bill will be affected if I sign up for u-verse and keeping my two lines.
Unofficial answer - Look at your current DSL/POTS bill for the POTS portion that yo are planning to retain. That is what your tel bill will be. The U-verse internet service bill will be standard price posted under shopping or any temporary promotion you can catch.
For transition keep in mind you pay for the monthly service in advance. So, the final DSL bill should be a partial months (aka prorated) credit for DSL previously charged and the U-verse bill will include a prorated charge for the partial month. Due to different billing cycles, the percentages will probably be different.
Sorry, I missed this earlier.
When I switched from DSL to UVerse, the AT&T billing seemed silly to me at the time. The POTS line is billed on a separate account since that is a separate division of AT&T. I get 2 monthly bills from AT&T, one for UVerse and one for my POTS line. In many ways this made it easy for me to keep my DSL service for a month overlapping with my UVerse service because it was billed along with the POTS line, and on the same line pair as the POTS line. The UVerse signal comes to my house on a dedicated line pair that is only the UVerse Voice and HSI.
GeekBoy, thanks for the info. Does it mean i would have two voice lines: one on my regulars POTS line and another on my UVerse line? Also, would I be able to have my FAX on the UVerse line?
You could keep your POTS line and add up to two U-verse voice lines to your U-voice service (you'd still have to pay for all three of them. ).
Some fax machines will have issues with U-verse voice, so I won't promise smooth sailing there.
Can anyone give me an explanation why I cannot get one Uverse account for my family/entertainment use and one Uverse account (separate phone number and line) for my home business? ATT says they cannot do it because it uses the same address. That is ridiculous. I am an electrical engineer and I know that a twisted pair can support DSL/Uverse, and that if I get two twisted pairs, I can support two separate connections of equal bandwidth. Did they forget people trying to support a home business?
Thanks, I have already got a second POTS line that I want internet on for the business. I will call the business 8888940447 and see if they can do it. I've been frustrated three times already with the regular Uverse number.
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