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They must be talking to the wrong people. Another 10+ year dial-up user here.

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They must be talking to the wrong people. Another 10+ year dial-up user here.

MadTaco
So you don't game online then? You have an 8800 GT though. Gaming online, on dial-up? Yikes...
Edited by Diabolical999 - 7/5/08 at 2:27am
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id give my left nut to get cable broadband in my area. They stop a mile from my house and "have no plans to expand in the near future." Its been 8 years and they still havent done anything. SO for now its sprint wireless with a 5 gigabyte limit.
    
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If you consider the installed userbase who uses dialup (Majority 50+), they don't use the 'net for much more than email and casual surfing. So yes, it makes sense for the people that are currently on 56k because they don't need any more speed than what they already have!
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For some reason the internet was more fun on 56k......
    
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I have to say, that I pay for my houses cable, cable highspeed, and phone bill cause its an all in one package. And my family couldn't go without the net or high speed Internet ever again. 5mb/s. When it goes slower they imidiatly call the company and complain. I find it a little silly but I couldn't go without high speed again in my life. TO many places now a days need it. Like OC.net this place take about 3 minutes to load on my friends crappy DSL through the phone company.
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I have to say, that I pay for my houses cable, cable highspeed, and phone bill cause its an all in one package. And my family couldn't go without the net or high speed Internet ever again. 5mb/s. When it goes slower they imidiatly call the company and complain. I find it a little silly but I couldn't go without high speed again in my life. TO many places now a days need it. Like Overclock.net this place take about 3 minutes to load on my friends crappy DSL through the phone company.
I've been on Verizons international wireless thing, with ping times over 500ms, and the download speed only about 200 kb\\s. Everything loaded just a little slower because I was using IE7 and not Firefox. The only thing that I noticed was it took a second to start loading the page.

I would never want dial-up though. Even cheap DSL is like $10 or $15 a month, and you can afford that if you have dialup.
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Only 14 percent of dial-up users say they're stuck with the older, slower connection technology because they can't get broadband in their neighborhoods, Pew reported Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
some people just don't know the differences
That, or they're in denial.
    
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I've been on Verizons international wireless thing, with ping times over 500ms, and the download speed only about 200 kbs. Everything loaded just a little slower because I was using IE7 and not Firefox. The only thing that I noticed was it took a second to start loading the page.

I would never want dial-up though. Even cheap DSL is like $10 or $15 a month, and you can afford that if you have dialup.
You have verizon wireless braodband? I have sprint and get around 180ping and 1.5mbp down and around 300 up you know theres a 5gigabyte limit right?
    
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