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Topic # 80482 31-Mar-2011 19:17
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I was wondering who I need to contact to find out what the ASID number is for my currently connected ADSL?

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  Reply # 453915 31-Mar-2011 19:20
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Your DSL provider will be able to tell you that, it will be a 10 digit number beginning either with 1624 or 1690. It is also known as a FBN (Fictitious Billing Number)

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  Reply # 455162 4-Apr-2011 16:50
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Cheers, the Telecom call centre was very efficient in this instance, just had to run a two minute broadband line check and it was all done :D

Apparently my DSL provider _does not_ have this information or didn't feel like handing it out at least. I asked and they said it wasn't stored on my account information and I needed to contact Telecom.


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  Reply # 455200 4-Apr-2011 18:00
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how come you wanted it for?

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  Reply # 456683 8-Apr-2011 11:09
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It can be useful if you're switching providers and you have more than 1 line.  Otherwise it isn't really nessesary as the new provider can just do an address lookup and get the ASID.

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  Reply # 456796 8-Apr-2011 16:39
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ohhh okay.

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  Reply # 456843 8-Apr-2011 20:04
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hamish225: how come you wanted it for?

My new ISP asked for it in their signup form. I think it was an optional field but was curious as to finding it out so decided to ask :)

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  Reply # 456895 8-Apr-2011 23:45
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I thought they always needed it, the policy must have changed. Its a number invented to track the phone line since NDSL doesnt have an actual phone number.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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