> If you have an ISDN line and you want DSL, the procedure at the moment is:
>> 1) Change ISDN line back to POTS - you pay for this.
>> 2) Have POTS line tested for ADSL.
>> 3) If line is OK, install ADSL for which you of course pay, through the
> nose. If the line is NOT OK you can change back to ISDN - you of course
> pay for this also.
>This is no longer the case. The line testing system was upgraded to handle
ISDN lines directly in October, so if Eircom tell you that you need to
downgrade, they're lying. And for once, this isn't a conspiracy, they've
been caught rotten by at least two IrelandOffline members. Here's one thread
There are several other relevant threads around that date on the subject. A
search for 'isdn' and my handle (dahamsta) might turn a few of them up. Or
it might not.
On the subject of IDSL (xDSL over ISDN), it was this matter (testing ISDN
lines) together with Esat's plan to implement RADSL (Rate-Adaptive DSL,
Google it) that created the myth. Although it has and probably continues to
be reviewed in Ireland, it's currently not on anyone's implementation plan.
So ultimately, you only need to downgrade from ISDN if you /pass/ the line
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