HOWTO: Drop Landline, Keep DSL

Man gets rid of his landline, or “snail phone,” but maintains his DSL service, saves money, lives to tell the tale.

Here’s the need-to-know basis:

• Ask your phone company for dry-loop DSL.
• Port your number to a VoIP provider to avoid breaks in service.
• Will require a credit card for billing
• May have to endure up to two weeks without DSL service.

Be sure to ask about pricing first. Depending on your provider, it may cost more than having bundled phone and DSL.

Or you could funk all that noise, drop your phone company all together, and get DSL-only service from a company like Speakeasy.

Cutting The Cord [Eat Our Brains via BoingBoing]