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Old 03-01-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I agree with EsacapeCalifornia.

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I am behind the times but do not mind the slowness of dialup.
Doesn't sound like someone that has dialup because he lives in the sticks.
I could not even imagine dialup today. *shudder*
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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When I travel to CT.......
Why don't just walk into a major hotel, sit in their lobby and use their wifi or use the following link to find a hotspot:

Free WiFi hotspots wi-fi cafes coffee shops hotels wireless airports (what is wifi)

With all the graphics that download now, it must take nearly an hour to get anything done by dialup.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I have used this dialup for 12 years,cheap,works well for $119 per year.When I travel to CT,my ISP has toll free local number available.I take my computer with me.I am well retired.Thought a laptop would be nice.
Would you please do yourself a favor and call your local phone service provider and ask them about their cheapest DSL plan. Tell them that you are retired and on a fixed income. I'm pretty sure they will make you a deal you can't refuse. It wouldn't even surprise me if that could match your $119 plan.

If you need access when you travel, just stop at a Starbucks and use their free wifi.

Trust me. You wont be sorry.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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pertty high. Most people on dialup dont have broadband, not because they cant afford it but because its not available in their area.
I had dial-up until 2005. Even then, it was painstakingly slow. I couldn't imagine using dial-up today. The Internet today has moved beyond the 56k modem. In most places, at least an Edge network is available. Edge is slow but its better than dial-up.
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