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I live in Vancouver area with my parents. In our home we have Shaw Cable (for TV and Internet) and Telus home phone. I'm planning on installing Telus home internet in my room, separate from any of the systems already present.

What will the technician do when he comes to the house? I have a phone jack in my room but I don't know if it works. Remember, I don't want the internet do interfere with the home phone.

Also, I believe I can subscribe to an internet plan without signing a contract, so I can cancel anytime without incuring a penalty? I don't plan to getting internet with any kind of bundle. Finally, does the Telus high speed internet plan include a free modem/router?
 

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You'll have to check how many lines run to your home. If it is only one and wired for one, it'll be a problem. FWIW, Telus internet, TV and phone service can all come in on one line, get the full bandwidth, and not interfere with each other. Phone and internet has been my setup for the past 4 years, and phone, internet and TV for the past 2.
 

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What will the technician do when he comes to the house? I have a phone jack in my room but I don't know if it works. Remember, I don't want the internet do interfere with the home phone.
ADSL requires filters to prevent phones from interfering with ADSL. Since you already have a phone jack in your room, you could have ADSL added to the existing phone line. If you don't want to use that phone line, you'll have to arrange for your own phone service or a "dry loop". There's probably at least one spare line coming to your condo from the utility room. These days, 3 pair cable is commonly used, but if you're in a high rise building, there may be a mulitiple pair cable passing vertically through your unit and your neigbours above and below. That cable will have several spare pairs available. What you can do is open up the jack boxes and see what cables are where.
 

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So if I connect a microfilter to the home phone, then I won't have to plug anything else into the phone jack in my room, right? I don't plan on installing a phone in my room.
 

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Correct, you only need filters for phones.
 

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You may want to check first if the phone jack in your room is working. If it's not, you either call TELUS in to fix the problem or put the TELUS Internet Gateway (Siemens or DLink) in another room. You connect via wireless.
 

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Yes, plug in s phone and see if it works. The line would have to be activated first though. I hope you have better luck out there with Telus than we do out here. Telus high speed out here isn't much better than dial up. I used to have Shaw High Speed Internet when I was in Innisfail and it was an extreme upgrade from Telus. Then I moved to Slave Lake and had to go back to Telus. What a total disappointment. Since then I've moved out to the country down by Vermilion and now have MCS Net satellite internet and it is amazing. Thank goodness I'm done moving around for a while now, but it allowed me to know what the other internet providers were like.

If you have Shaw high speed already, why are you hooking up Telus?
 
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