DSL and dial-up

March 23, 2009 at 05:21:41
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello all--
I have an issue and would appreciate some advice on how to solve it. I am sure there is a simple way to do this; I just don't know what it is.
I have Verizon DSL. However, I use a particular application that only works with dial up. Is there anything I can do to use my existing line for dial up, bypassing the DSL box. Verizon is telling me I have to order and pay for a second line for dial-up only. Is there a less expensive and simpler way to use my existing DSL line for dial-up as I only need it for 1 application that I use 2-3 times a week?
Thank you for your help.

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#1
March 23, 2009 at 05:30:51
I wonder if Skype would work. I would call them.

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#2
March 23, 2009 at 05:50:37
Normally DSL and dial-up co-exist on the same line. There should be no need for a second line for an analogue telephone. Do you have an analogue telephone account? If you exisiting line is just DSL there is no way you can use it for dial up unless you have a dial-up account with a telephone provider.

Of course you will need an dial-up modem.

What Skype has got to do with it I have no idea.

Stuart


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#3
March 23, 2009 at 06:23:46
Just out of curiosity, what application are you using? Does it require connectivity to an ISP in order to run properly?

EEOC


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#4
March 26, 2009 at 05:33:11
Application is called ASAP. It requires dial-up; beyond that I don't know what specific feature it requires. If dial-up and DSL coexist, why did I get a DSL only line. Can I change my DSL line to a line for dial-up and DSL or must I have two separate lines?
Thanks for the replies.

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 05:52:47
If you have a dial-up modem, then you use the regular phone cable and not the one that goes into your DSL modem. You'll need a splitter on the walljack, with the filter on the line going into the modem, just like you would if you were using the DSL and a phone from that same jack.

If this program requires dial-up, what number does it call?

EEOC


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#6
March 26, 2009 at 07:54:50
There are two versions of dsl. One that includes phone service and one that does not. The one that does not is cheaper. If you want to do dialup you need to change the service to include telephone. Then you can dialup to your hearts content.

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#7
March 26, 2009 at 11:01:33
>> If dial-up and DSL coexist, why did I get a DSL only line. <<

Probably because that is all you paid for. Quite often DSL and telephones services are provided by different companies. You need to speak to your local telephone company.

Stuart


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