So my dsl modem will arrive tomorrow

jinduy

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anyone ever try plugging their modem in before the activation date and got it going?
 

IGBT

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..which one did ya get?? I wana get dsl too. but what's a good modem??
 

nageov3t

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Originally posted by: spherrod
My ADSL service was up and running a couple of days before the planned activation date

mine too (Verizon). but it was still a couple days after I got the modem before it was turned on.
 

imported_Lucifer

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My cousin was supposed to wait a week before the activation started on the day he got it. The next day, it was already activated.
 

tami

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they probably try to cover their butts by giving you a later activation date than what's planned.

but if you weren't to be the one who installs your own DSL modem, and they sent a technician to your place, i'm betting that the guy would call your ISP immediately and get it up and running (or else his job wouldn't be done). so if you really want your DSL and it's not activated yet, call them and ask if they can expedite the activation process.
 

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Originally posted by: tami
they probably try to cover their butts by giving you a later activation date than what's planned.

but if you weren't to be the one who installs your own DSL modem, and they sent a technician to your place, i'm betting that the guy would call your ISP immediately and get it up and running (or else his job wouldn't be done). so if you really want your DSL and it's not activated yet, call them and ask if they can expedite the activation process.

Offers of sexual favors may or may not help.
 

johnjbruin

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Just plug it in. It'll probably start working like 2-3 days before your planned activation date.
 

techfuzz

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Lucky bastard! BellSouth are a bunch of a-holes here. When they say the activation day of next week, you're lucky if it's that day and not 3 days after that instead!

techfuzz
 

raildogg

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when my dsl modem came it was active. just plugged it into the phone jack and off i went

but now i have faster cable :D

but i do miss the dsl, having to sign on each time etc ... the phone wire and stuffs