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Old 04-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #11
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A friend of mine live out in the country, is phone company has cable. But they told him they only come out into the country about 3 miles. He's 6 miles out in the country. So yea, he still has Dial-Up.
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Thankfully I'm too young to remember dial-up. The second broadband came out, we got it, and I must have been 5 or 6 at the time and too young to care.

I'm sure there are still people who use dial-up, I know that our ISP still supports it. I've not come across or know anybody who does still use it though.
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Thankfully I'm too young to remember dial-up. The second broadband came out, we got it, and I must have been 5 or 6 at the time and too young to care.

I'm sure there are still people who use dial-up, I know that our ISP still supports it. I've not come across or know anybody who does still use it though.
I remember dialup...good ol' Freeserve, and once they went...AOL!



I used dialup a few months ago to activate my grandma's laptop! The wireless adapter was not compatible with WPA2-PSK, and she didn't have internet, so I used dialup straight into the phone line to activate it!

Apart from the cost, we get no speed benefit with broadband here anyway.
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Back in the day our providers were NTL, Freeserve & AOL

I remember always getting around a 48/52Kb connection

4KB/s download's FTW I used to love waiting half an hour to download a 20Mb file

I remember one night I really wanted a game from BearShare, so I left the dial up running, I got my 90MB game
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I remember dialup...good ol' Freeserve, and once they went...
Yeah but I bet your household was using it for longer than mine was, hence why you can remember it and I can't. With my father being an IT engineer and all, I suspect the day broadband came out, we switched - and living in a relatively urban area, it made a big difference.
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A friend of mine live out in the country, is phone company has cable. But they told him they only come out into the country about 3 miles. He's 6 miles out in the country. So yea, he still has Dial-Up.
He should get satellite, it's not as fast as ADSL and whatnot but certainly better than dial-up
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cant upload like email. one way. I know a few with dial up. Live in the mountains in a remote area. Nobody there. Thats all they can get. Cant even get satellite because of trees and mountain range. its blocking it. Hillbilly's.
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2400 and 4k downloads with dialup when it came out and no internet. it was bulletin boards only. basic cable came out a lot later. My bill with dial up was as high as $300.00 a month. (not a local call for bulletin board) Guessing it was late 60's or early 70's. im positive. And no color monitor then. No hd either. 4 k of memory and green phosphorus screen.
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If it weren't for 3Mbps Verizon DSL at $24 a month, I'd still be on dialup. I can't afford Comcast's cable prices.
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My uncle still uses dial-up because it's the only thing he can get where he lives, sadly. I would literally go insane!
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