View Full Version : Question about DSL access.

11-01-2005, 14:10:20
I signed up for DSL through Verizon and I have AOL.
Ostensibly, the DSL was somehow "linked" to AOL...but I'm thinking I could just cancel AOL and pay the one bill, right?
I usually go to the net through my ME icon and only check into AOL for emails....so, why bother with AOL at all? Or is it one of those, can't have one without the other things?

11-01-2005, 14:22:35
I don't know quite how it works but if you get the DSL from Verizon you should be able to get rid of AOL but I wouldn't know how.

11-01-2005, 14:26:00

You don't need it

11-01-2005, 14:28:54
Call AOL and cancel...they will try very hard to talk you out of it and may even give you a free month to think it over. Don't let them talk you into it!!!!!

Verizon gives you email or you can use hotmail or yahoo or maybe even ask for one of those neato cool loudmedicine email accounts. ;)

11-01-2005, 14:32:58
Cool...will do.

11-01-2005, 16:07:12
I use verizon DSL and for email. No problems yet - I think they'll let you have up to nine email accounts, so you can have separate accounts for each family member and a few AE's if you like.

Still struggling with getting my router to work with the verizon modem, however. I think its just a matter of me being more persistent and actually (gasp!) asking Verizon for help.

11-01-2005, 16:13:11
I had some problems with my line when I first hooked up with them (verizon). The tech support was actually helpful and nice. I was shocked!

28-01-2005, 11:44:09
I haven't had any problems except for some feedback on a wall phone in the kitchen. This is after installing the do-hicky they send you. Any tips on eliminating that? The wife is not pleased, seeing as she spends nearly as much time on the phone as I do on the PC.

28-01-2005, 15:53:37
Haven't had a problem since putting those filters in. Verizon's filters are a lot cheaper than ones you can buy in retail stores here - They're either low quality, or they're selling them as a service and not for profit.

28-01-2005, 16:14:37
The filters are good...it's probably the phone that isn't. Is it just the wall phone plugged into that or is there a splitter on it?
Does it screw up any other phone?

29-01-2005, 11:37:28
What is AOL?

29-01-2005, 16:56:46
Arselochers on Loan

04-02-2005, 13:57:39
Originally posted by zmama
The filters are good...it's probably the phone that isn't. Is it just the wall phone plugged into that or is there a splitter on it?
Does it screw up any other phone?

Goes from phone to answering machine...maybe that's the wild card?

04-02-2005, 13:59:50
Could be...take the answering machine off and try it. If it is, put the machine on a different phone...one you don't use so much.

04-02-2005, 14:35:59
Oh great...now you want me to do technical stuff.

04-02-2005, 14:39:53
Shouldn't be a problem for you...you've done all the right things ;)

04-02-2005, 23:06:02
I know you may find it easy to not feel responsible for someone clear across the country going completely postal and slaughtering untold innocents, but comments like that will surely make you culpable for crimes beyond my current ability to control.
Food for thought.

05-02-2005, 00:43:21

The Mad Monk
05-02-2005, 11:16:09
I've been with Verizon since they purchased Bell Atlantic, and I was with Bell Atlantic starting back in...1998? Maybe earlier than that.

I have nothing but good to say about them. :)