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Old 09-03-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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I use dial-up all the time, but never for internet access.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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For 12 years I had no choice but dial-up and still managed to sell online all that time as well as the usual other uses.
All I can say is, like so many other less than ideal things,you get used to it.
It is easier if you never experience the difference.
If I had to go back to it now?
I might throw the computer out
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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My "regular" (newest) computer has high-speed internet connection.

My old (2002) computer is connected by dial-up in case I can't get internet connection with the primary computer. There has been at least two times when the high-speed internet was not working for a few days so I'm glad I had a back-up.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:00 PM
 
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We routinely attend functions and talk with other people in this state who moved here only to discover later that dial-up is the best they can get.
In many conditions YES this is true!! (Faster speeds are had on dialup)
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:04 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Out of curiosity does anybody still use dial-up in 2011? It used to be rural areas had to but today with 3G and even Edge service being available almost universally I would see little need for 56k dial-up.
I was using dail up until September 2nd. It was called MSNTV2 and it connected to my TV with a internet box and connected to the web through my phone. I decided to cancel because it was continuing to show signs of age by shutting off every 40 mins. It was not worth the $21.95 anymore and i had to move on after having it since 2002
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Having copper wires in Sweden is significantly more expensive than an unlimited EDGE (~160/90kbps) connection that works virtually anywhere in the country except the very remotest backcountry where absolutely no wires can be found anyway, so no. The equivalent to $5 a month gives me that to my prepaid cell phone card.

I don't think I've seen anyone use a dial up modem within the last 6-7 years ever, at least for an Internet connection.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I was using dail up until September 2nd. It was called MSNTV2 and it connected to my TV with a internet box and connected to the web through my phone. I decided to cancel because it was continuing to show signs of age by shutting off every 40 mins. It was not worth the $21.95 anymore and i had to move on after having it since 2002
I have Three of them in my closet (msn2) along with the original webtv and the original webtv plus

I know some folks that are STILL using the relics!

(I probably know who you are .. from that previous life but don't worry .. I wont tell )
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I have Three of them in my closet (msn2) along with the original webtv and the original webtv plus

I know some folks that are STILL using the relics!

(I probably know who you are .. from that previous life but don't worry .. I wont tell )
I have both of them in my cabinet just in case of a situation below

Laptop dies suddenly which prevents web access

Comcast has a internet outage for several days
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I have both of them in my cabinet just in case of a situation below

Laptop dies suddenly which prevents web access

Comcast has a internet outage for several days
You're a glutton for punishment!

Just connecting with one of those webtv's is a Screaming, Hair-pulling, cursing marathon for me!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I have Three of them in my closet (msn2) along with the original webtv and the original webtv plus

I know some folks that are STILL using the relics!
Im one of them. Webtv will no longer exist as of 9.30.13.

http://www.msntv.com/tv/support/ClosureFAQ1.asp
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