Is it true that DSL works better when combined with home telephone service?

I was told by my internet/telephone company that the DSL signal will work better if there is home phone service on the line as well. Is this true? I do not really need phone service but wouldn't mind getting it. However, I also do not want to pay for it if I do not have to. If they are right about the DSL working better, can you please tell me why?

5 Answers

  • Rich Z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No. Verizon DSL for example puts in the same connection with and without a home phone. They call it a "dry link" or something like that.

    Either way if you say " I don't want to have phone service" they know what do do and it works as well as any DSL.

  • 4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a lie, my dsl works just fine and I only have a data line. Also, my parents have home phone service and DSL from the same provider as me and their service is actually worse.

  • markin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    nah thats bs. switch to cable. it's faster then dsl usually. shaw beats telus in bc canada for cable beating telus dsl.

    they were upselling you i believe.

    keep yer cell, ditch the home phone, pay 10 bucks for faster cable net (they often have a better package on the normal one i recomend that) has speed testing.

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