The original thought was to get "naked DSL"- DSL without a landline phone (without a phone number). That way, we'd be paying for just the internet service, and not the phone line, which we use very rarely because we do have 2 cell phones. So, Josh signed us up for the current DSL deal, and planned to cancel the landline phone once we were sure everything was working happily. Well, when he called to cancel the phone line yesterday, the lady on the other end of the line told him that he signed up for the DSL-with-phone-line deal, the naked DSL is twice as expensive... so here are our choices:
- Landline phone ($29) + Dial-up ($4) = $33/month
- Landline phone + DSL = $39/month after taking into account all the special "bundle" deals, modem equipment included, for the first year
- Naked DSL = $35/month + charges for the equipment we've already been sent, which will presumably be more that $48 ($4/month)
Now to figure out what to do about the cell phone. I use only a handful of minutes each month... so far this month: 50 minutes, and half have been mobile-to-mobile. But, that's for another day.
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