[Dclug] Last Steps in DSL - Verizon installation
ethan at 757.org
ethan at 757.org
Fri Jan 4 11:45:25 EST 2008
I absolutely HATE Verizon.
I tried to leave them for Vonage. They held up my number porting for 2
months, then I had to move. So I left it active hoping WHILE turning them
into the FCC, and then they delayed and came back saying the reason they
couldn't do it was that I didn't pay on those months (after I had moved)
which was... oh 5 months after the initial start?
So I fought with them. And I thought it was all gone. But then I found out
that they had dinged my credit, sold this supposed debt to another company
that kept reporting 120 day lates for a year or two... WITHOUT EVER
SENDING ME ANYTHING! It wasn't until the I found out about this, and
started to dispute with the credit reporting agencies that this other
company actually sent me a bill for my so called debt. So now I'm sending
letters to credit agencies, looking into lawyers, and all this.
AND JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT VERIZON.... I called them three times yesterday.
First got dropped during a transfer. Second I got a busy after babbling my
way through a ton of voice prompts... yea
SO I CALL THE LOCAL PHONE NUMBER, FOR BILLING. Then I have to talk to this
frigging IVR CRAP to tell it.. I want billing! And I'm in Virginia! WELL
GOLLY GEEZ, could that be why I called the LOCAL FRIGGING NUMBER for the
Yea, Verizon, I hope you epic fail. Whatever issues I have with Cox
Communications, it could never be as bad as dealing with them.
FIOS looks neat, but I won't give them any money.
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On Fri, 4 Jan 2008, Alan McConnell wrote:
> Assembled Wisdom!
> I have bought the $14.95 Verizon DSL option. The "modem", filters,
> etc have arrived. I have been counseled by a very pleasant
> and helpful Verizon techie from the Phillipines, who has tested
> the phone line to my modem, and she says the signal from the
> Silver Spring office to my modem is fine.
> So now I must access the modem from my machine. I have plugged
> the yellow cable(Ethernet) into my NIC card on the computer and
> the other end into the modem. The lights on the modem blink
> Two questions:
> 1. How do I use my Firefox to access the modem? I am told, by
> David Lesher, that one "logs into the modem" with the name admin,
> and the password is password . But he forgot to tell me/us
> what the modem's address is. (The Phillipine lady said it was
> 192.168.1.1, which is obviously one of our "local" IP addresses)
> This may work on Windoze, but it doesn't on Linux.
> (And what do I have to do once I'm "connected" to the modem??)
> 2. My kitchen phone, which came with the house, 30 years ago,
> seems welded to the shelf it is mounted on. I haven't been
> able to put a filter on that phone. How bad is that? If I
> don't talk on that phone when using the DSL line, will there
> be a problem? (I have filters on all the other lines in the
> house, as instructed.)
> Any and all help gratefully received!
> Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
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