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Old 04-17-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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We had dial up until 2008. i hated dial up. Even CDF was too much for it if there were a lot of pics on a thread.
I came here from OKC after my mother broke her hip when she was 91 and my dad was 94. They went to bed very early downstairs. I had an extension phone upstairs and would logon via dial-up soon after they were asleep. I presume they never knew their phone was tied up every evening. Later, I had a phone of my own installed and eventually got away from dial-up, although I don't remember exactly when that happened.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Dialup was still the only affordable answer in rural areas of NE OK and SW MO until about 2003 +/-. I remember being so excited I could download Netscape in less than 8 hours. 3:45:00 was a really big deal when broadband was adverised as 10 x faster than 28.8 dialup. The advertiser made the argument that 28.8 was a defacto standard for modems. It was not true. At that polnt I had a 56K dialup modem for 2-3 years before I got my first .512/.128 broadband. It reality it didn't download that much faster than the 56K modem.

Now both of those ares have AT&T and Suddenlink as Internet providers.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:03 AM
 
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I think you can get a wi fi thing, whether Verizon, US Cellular, whatever, and just use that. My cost with Verizon is about 50 bucks a month for 5 gbs of data, but my plan is also 3 years old, they might have newer specials going on right now. Not sure what T Mobile or US Cellular would charge, but just tossing that out there. Do you get cable out there?
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I'm not thrilled with Suddenlink, but its what I use. This area isn't really rural, but a bunch of small towns out of Stillwater. You can get internet through you phone company (landline type) or cable but the rest are wireless. Suddenlink is not the best cable internet, but it does okay. Recently things have improved a lot and I think they've upgraded.

Just don't do a package deal like one for tv and internet or the home phone. That intro price is just a teaser.
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