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Re: [vox-tech] new member needs help

Has anyone tried DSL through Telocity?  I have found out they are 
available in my area and my contract with Pacbell is up in a few months.


Mark Kim wrote:

> Well, this is a long story.
> I live at Sorrento at the moment.  Last year, I lived at Cambridge
> House apartments.  I got my DSL while I was at Cambridge, when they
> offerred static IP.
> Before I moved, I called Pacbell to see if I'll be getting static IP at my
> next place of residence (Sorrento, where I now live).  I was told yes,
> though I may get a different IP.  That was great.
> When I made the actual call to move to Sorrento, the operator told me that
> I can't have static IP.  This person probably isn't aware of the extension
> of the contract (my contract at the time was for static IP, so it makes
> sense that, when I renew the contract, that I get static IP, even if 
> I do move)  But I didn't care all that much so I said fine.
> Then I had loads of problems when I moved to Sorrento (you
> remember...)  So I've probably made a couple dozen calls to Pacbell.
> One of the calls, it so happened, I was connected to a guy who decided to
> connect me to Pacbell Internet.  Now, Pacbell Internet (or PBI for
> short) offers the internet accounts, and is separate from SBC that's
> giving me the DSL hookup.  They had several contradicting paperworks, and
> the guy knew exactly what was going on (apparently he had dealt with this
> problem before).  And he said, "You know you qualify for static
> IP?  Here's your IP, gateway, and DNS: ..." and he got me all the info I
> needed.
> And lo and behold, I am now static... :)
> -Mark
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001 jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Mark Kim wrote:
>>> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001 jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
>>>> Mark Kim (on vox-tech) uses RP-PPPoE on a Mandrake system.
>>> I *used to*.  It turns out I qualify for static (bless that guy from
>>> Pacbell Internet :) so I now have static IP!
>> Is that like "qualifying" for a new credit card ($$)?  Or is it more like
>> "you have passed the 'sane user' trouble quotient and if I give this to
>> you will you leave me alone" qualification?
>> It is also possible for them to assign static ips through RP-PPPoE... but
>> I gather they didn't do that.
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Jeff Newmiller                        The     .....       .....  Go Live...
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>> Work:<JeffN@endecon.com>              Live:   OO#.. Dead: OO#..  Playing
>> Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
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>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> PGP key available upon request.

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