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post #21 of 39
I'm still on dial-up but not by choice.I'd chew the dsl guys arm off if he came knocking with an offer.Work has dsl and a store close to me has satellite wi-fi so i do all my downloads on my laptop at those places.Pages I visit the most actually come up quicker for me at home on dial-up.I don't know why but they do.

I pay $9.95/month but I would pay out the back door for dsl.

1 thing I've learned from my dial-up experience is allways buy a modem with an agere chipset.I've tried just about every modem out there and they beat them all hands down.My closest conection is 30+ miles and I dial-up 45.2 everytime.
Edited by Sasquatch in Space - 7/4/08 at 1:54am
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post #22 of 39
My parents have dial-up. Works for them but I mean I see my mom doing stuff online and she has to wait forever.

More content, more photos, and just more DATA needs to be transferred now than it used to be. And I REALLY don't see that going down or getting smaller anytime soon.
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post #23 of 39
i definitely feel for you guys still on dial-up...
post #24 of 39
On another note, many dial-up users are clinically insane.
post #25 of 39
some think they don't really need DSL to do their simply stuff like check an email or a little browsing...
Seriously, I'm stuck with 56k dial-up about 2 years (since 2005) because of my parents don't see the different and they said the price is too high for them.


By the way, even I got DSL 2.0 mbps I felt like I'm still stuck with dial-up for sometime.:swearing:
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my mom was just talking to one of her friends about something like that.

the friend was outraged that she had to pay more than $30 for her electricity bill

"simple pleasures" I guess...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
my mom was just talking to one of her friends about something like that.

the friend was outraged that she had to pay more than $30 for her electricity bill

"simple pleasures" I guess...
Wait, how much do most people pay for electricity?
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Quote:
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my mom was just talking to one of her friends about something like that.

the friend was outraged that she had to pay more than $30 for her electricity bill

"simple pleasures" I guess...
$30 for an electric bill?!!...I wanna move there. That's cheap as heck.
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slowsky's FTW!
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post #30 of 39
at my moms house i dont even have internet, my mother uses dialup and has it pass worded, so i can only use real internet at my friends or at my dads.
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