This came up recently on our neighborhood mailing list. The poster said that it took a bit of time to find all the relevant information, so I'm collecting it here in an effort to make it a bit easier on the next person who needs it.
Note: I've not had trouble with my DSL circuit, so if you end up posting questions here about how to get it fixed, I'm unlikely to respond with anything useful.
Anyway, if you're an SBC DSL customer, there are old-school modem dial-up numbers (mostly 56kbps V.90) available to use during an outage or service window--assuming your computer even has a modem!
You can lookup your local access numbers to get a list of phone numbers to try.
For example, the numbers in the San Jose (408 area code) are currently:
San Jose CA (408)889-9111 56K V90 San Jose CA (408)580-3411 56K V90 San Jose CA (408)580-0194 56K V90 San Jose CA (408)717-2412 56K V90 San Jose CA (408)849-4774 56K V90 San Jose CA (408)503-2412 56K V90
Then, if you're not familiar with dial-up configuration (or it's been too long since you last used it), go here to choose your provider (based on email domain name) and you'll be lead to a page with instructions for dial-up configuration as well as FAQs.
This information appears to apply to all the Internet Service Providers that have been gobbled up by AT&T over the years:
- Southwest Bell
Hopefully this is useful to someone.
Posted by jzawodn at March 15, 2007 09:08 AM