Is your computer on a seperate line form your main telephone line?

  1. i get tired of getting "kick" off the computer when the phone rings. i am trying to keep cost down on somethings, but i may just get another phone line. how about you?
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  3. by   Vsummer1
    When I bought this condo I was told by the phone company that there were already two incoming lines installed, someone before me paid the bucks to run them. Lucky me!!! So, yes, I use one dedicated line for the computer and the other line has two phone numbers, one dedicated fax (it rings twice) and one for the phone. I love it!
  4. by   kids
    Husband, me and 2 permanent teenagers...2 more teens and my daughter 'flop' here 2-4 times per week...3 computers.

    We have DSL and another phone line.
  5. by   Jenny P
    Just hubby and me and 3 computers here now (dtr just went back to college--YAY!!!) and we have 2 phone lines and cable internet access. Our son and his computer nerd friends drop in WITH computers 2-4 times a week. Although DH and I probably don't need the separate access, it seems to keeps the kids coming home every so often.
  6. by   CEN35
    main line, never get kicked off...........that's why i have a cell.........and only a select few have that number!


    me
  7. by   semstr
    seperate.
    computer is on cable, I can use it as long as I want and pay 35 per month.
  8. by   adrienurse
    I pay $40 CDN a month for unlimited cable internet access.
  9. by   karenelizabeth
    :uhoh21: But ti is so slow and at times cuts out so much it drives me mad So just as soon as I can I'm going for a broardband link which will cost me 25 a month rather rhan the 10 I now pay for 24/7 access. And oh My Mum will be able to ring me rather than get engaged all the time LOL
    Last edit by karenelizabeth on Sep 4, '02
  10. by   nightingale
    Broadband Rocks! Only way to go down the self endulgent lane!

    B.
  11. by   oramar
    yes, ATT had this deal with two lines for price of one over cable lines, it has been worth it for sure
  12. by   renerian
    Do you have your call waiting turned off on your computer? Why don't you just unplug your phone and plug in your computer? WE have two phone lines only for one more year then I am going high speed I think. WE have five kids, all teens and in their 20s so we have four computers and two lines. Need them.

    renerian
  13. by   aimeee
    Got a separate line for the puter but its just dial up. I've been thinking about switching my lines around though and putting the computer on the first line (the one listed in the phone book) and just giving the second line number out to friends/family. That would cut the number of junk calls down to practically nil.
  14. by   nursedawn67
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    i get tired of getting "kick" off the computer when the phone rings. i am trying to keep cost down on somethings, but i may just get another phone line. how about you?

    that's exactly why i have the second line, kept getting kicked off. i find the 2nd line is worth the money.

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