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Standard User Netizen
(regular) Mon 06-Jun-11 14:21:21
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Internet ONLY connection?


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Hello,

I have been away from the DSL market for a long period of time so I am not sure if something like this actually exists:
I am looking for a provider that will supply ONLY internet on the line. I do not need a landline package. Just plain internet on good speeds.
Is there such a beast?

Many thanks
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 14:43:07
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Re: Internet ONLY connection?


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I do not need a landline package
No, but you need a landline. You have to rent a line from someone in order to have the BB signals carried to your house.

Of course you can always get slow mobile BB but you said DSL.

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Standard User Netizen
(regular) Mon 06-Jun-11 14:48:46
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I am now with BE Pro 24Mpbs and I am looking into having a similar service but without having to pay for the BT line (and of course without having a telephone line rental & service).


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:02:34
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Lines have rental charged. No rental = no line.

You could try www.tooway.com

That doesn't need a landline tongue. The site has a list of UK resellers.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:03:25
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Then either you are dreaming or believe in magic wink

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:08:16
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The BT line is kind of essential to DSL - unless you can make DSL signals travel over a different medium and find someone that will support it...

As others have said (or suggested), broadband charges do not include the line. Any that do would be about £10 more (ie the line rental hidden in the broadband charge). Find the cheapest place for line rental, don't plug in a phone and get the broadband of your choice.
Standard User Netizen
(regular) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:14:45
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I am not dreaming.

I mentioned I've been away from the DSL market simply because I was abroad in another European country which does what I asked via normal telephone lines (not cable).
The setup is normal ADSL (as we know it) however if you connect a phone to the splitter you hear nothing. Cost wise is cheaper than having the phone line as well.

The interesting bit is that the provider that offers that is NOT the last mile owner.

An alternative in my case here would be via cable, however Virgin is not economical if you take internet only without line.
Standard User mixt
(experienced) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:24:53
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A&A offer this, which is what I am on right now. I can't make any outbound calls on the line, except for free phone and 999. People can make inbound calls to it.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:26:20
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Different regulators force different things on firms.

It has been suggested that voice line rental is relatively cheap in the UK as the profit comes from the calls made. Thus on a line where no calls were ever possible they'd want more money!!!

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 15:48:05
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A&A offer this,
No, all they offer is line rental with no calls for £12 pm, just like everyone else The OP thinks he can get away without line rental.

A telephone line is required for broadband and has separate costs for telephone service.


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