To get DSL via ameritech, which apparently my neighbor has (they have 768 ADSL) I had to have my phone back with ameritech instead of MCI local. Since I really don't care one way or the other if I can get DSL, I said fine, and was transferred to the winback department.
The winback department said my credit record was good enough to establish the line. However, my credit wasn't good enough to establish DSL. Without DSL there is no point in switching over the service. So I said "forget it". They said "well, you can get DSL after you show 6 months of paying the bill on time." I said "I have an ISDN line at this residence I've had for about 8 months now" "well, we can't place DSL on the ISDN line" "It doesn't matter, I mean, I have paid the bills on time, can you use that to show I pay bills in good faith?" "no" "Fine then, fuck it. Don't switch it. Bye."
Anyway, the axe is looming. Hope I can get something before it's too late, otherwise I have to do 3 line shotgun 56k.