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Old 02-28-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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I am behind the times but do not mind the slowness of dialup.
I primarily use computer for email,banking,Google,etc nothing out of the ordinary.
My question is there a laptop not expensive but reliable for this purpose,I would guess you would use modem with usb adapter?
Thank you.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Any new laptop sold will be able to handle google/email etc.

As far as the connection there are no newer laptops that come with a dial up jack(that I know of). You can buy a usb dial up modem.

For instance

Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-56USB Modem Conexant Hardware Based 56Kbps USB (Plug & Play) V.92 Data/Fax/TAM - Windows7 Ready


But im curious, why not got cable/dsl connection? I assume you must not have broadband in your area yet?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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A netbook? It's obvious speed is not critical.

Screen size is smallish.

Newegg.com - PCs & Laptops, Netbooks, netbooks with windows 7
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Any new laptop sold will be able to handle google/email etc.

As far as the connection there are no newer laptops that come with a dial up jack(that I know of). You can buy a usb dial up modem.

For instance

Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-56USB Modem Conexant Hardware Based 56Kbps USB (Plug & Play) V.92 Data/Fax/TAM - Windows7 Ready


But im curious, why not got cable/dsl connection? I assume you must not have broadband in your area yet?
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.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Well another thought. If you have a smartphone you can get hotspot on it and use it as your internet connection.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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Any USB 56k modem will work. 2 reputable brands of the top of my head are U.S. Robotics and Zoom Telephonics. Any new laptop would be suitable for this purpose.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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Well another thought. If you have a smartphone you can get hotspot on it and use it as your internet connection.
What are the odds that someone one dialup has a smart phone and is willing to pay ~$50-60/mo for data + hotspot?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Any new laptop sold will be able to handle google/email etc.

As far as the connection there are no newer laptops that come with a dial up jack(that I know of). You can buy a usb dial up modem.

For instance

Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-56USB Modem Conexant Hardware Based 56Kbps USB (Plug & Play) V.92 Data/Fax/TAM - Windows7 Ready


But im curious, why not got cable/dsl connection? I assume you must not have broadband in your area yet?
The ThinkPad W520 has a modem. Now you know of at least one.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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What are the odds that someone one dialup has a smart phone and is willing to pay ~$50-60/mo for data + hotspot?

pertty high. Most people on dialup dont have broadband, not because they cant afford it but because its not available in their area.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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Now technology is advance u don't need any USB adapter for dialing up.
All the company provide with fixed line providing the router device to connect with laptop or desktop.
If you are facing connecting any problem than you may contact for windows vista support to iGennie technician.
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