Well, my switch from Verizon to Speakeasy for DSL isn't going so smoothly. My Verizon circuit was turned off Wednesday evening, and supposedly my new Speakeasy circuit (from Covad) was turned up yesterday. But apparently Covad has started waiting to ship out the 'self-install kits' until AFTER the circuit is up. Something about too many kits going out then the circuit not working out, etc, so it was costing them. So my kit, which has my new DSL TA, is in the hands of UPS and it hasn't reached MA as of today. So it looks like the earliest I'll see it is Monday, which means no net over the weekend at home.
I can understand this for a new install, maybe, but this was a switchover of an existing DSL. The circuit was obviously KNOWN GOOD! I was told I should only be down for a day, at most, and as little as two hours. Sure, they got my circuit swapped - fat lot of good that does me without a way to access it. (And the Verizon DSL TA I have is incompatible, yes, I tried.) I don't blame Speakeasy so much as Covad, since the rep at Speakeasy seemed to be a bit surprised by this turn of events too.