So we are moving to a new apartment and they are using Dish Network. No biggie as we have had them before. We haven't had a land line line in years but at our last apartment we had Dish and a Cable modem through the complex.
This new apartment has AT&T Dish and DSL for internet.
We went into an AT&T phone store and talked to the sales guy. I asked specifically "is a land line required for the Dish or DSL with you guys?" Of course he said No. We decided what we wanted and he placed a call to complete the order. Then the phone rep starts telling him that we have to get a land line for 17.95 plus local, state, and federal fees and taxes. (B*LL****.)
I asked why and he said he didn't know. I asked to the phone rep. She said that the Dish Network requires a land line. I said that I have had Dish for 3+ years and never had a land line. The land line is only needed for pay per view and tech support through the Dish. She says the DSL needs it. I was like what about this "Naked DSL" that I have heard about? Then the phone rep says "Look do you want it or not?!" At that point I hang up and we leave the store.
Bottom line: Do you have to get a land line to have Dish + High Speed internet through AT&T?