Thread: Do you remember using dial-up?

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    • 4 years 5 months ago
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    'nuff said.
      • 4 years 5 months ago
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      The only time I ever used dial-up is when I went to my friend's place, all other times I would either access the Web through the Internet at local libraries of 'Net cafes and they had broadband.
      Michael
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        • 4 years 5 months ago
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        Yes I remember using we switched to broadband in the early 2000's, as soon as it was availbale in my area.
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          • 4 years 5 months ago
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          Yeah that good old screeching noise lol
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            • 4 years 4 months ago
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            When I was a kid, the closest thing we had to a computer was NES. I set up my first computer and dial up connection, via free AOL disk that came in the mail, in 2003. I didn't get broadband until about 2007.
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              • 3 years 1 month ago
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              Quote by randomuser2349
              Strangely enough, I was using dial-up up until mid 2006.
              When did you switch to broadband, or are you still using dial-up?


              Yeah, I used dial-up pretty late too because I was totally exploiting AOL at that time getting free months but at the end it wasn't worth it. I think I got DSL in 2005 or so but it still wasn't all that fast because a lot of things would lock up. I think maybe in 2008 or 2009 I moved to cable internet. I really wish I had gotten better internet sooner because with dial up you would have the phone lines busy while using it and no one was able to reach you.
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                • 3 years 1 month ago
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                The class is Pain 101. Your instructor is Casey Jones.
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                  • 3 years 1 month ago
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                  We got dial-up internet in 93' but not on a regular basis. My dad would call to activate it for a month at a time. Oddly enough, nobody in my family used it too much at home, so we didn't upgrade until 2002 I think.
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                    • 3 years 1 month ago
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                    Who would have thought that internet would become so much faster and everything you can get on the tv you can now get on the internet. Anything you ever wanted is right here on the internet. I'm amazed tv is not dead yet. As a kid in the 90s I was addicted to tv and even in the early 2000s before I got a computer but when I look back things would have been so much easier with fast-speed internet. I remember so many times before I got cable and even after cable that I was bored out of my skull because sometimes it was hard to find something on tv that captivated you. I became an expert at channel surfing. With the internet I like to surf online but now I can type anything I want unlike tv where you had to wait for your favorite shows to go on. I remember having to watch the TV Guide channel where the channels would scroll down and it had the name of the shows and the times they were on. The internet provides full control with the tips of your fingertips. Even when I had dial-up I would rather be on the computer than watch tv most of the time.
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                      • 3 years 1 month ago
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                      Quote by Casey_Jones


                      Thats now called dubstep.
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                        • 3 years 1 month ago
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                          • 3 years 1 month ago
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                          Quote by Casey_Jones

                          Sounds like a 56k v.90 modem connecting around 50 kbps. You were blazing with that back in the day.
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                            • 3 years 8 days ago
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                            Dial-up is the only service still available in my city. No other option. The cities on both sides of us can get broadbrand and DSL but NOPE not us! It's crazy.
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                              • 3 years 7 days ago
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                              Quote by DaliDame
                              Dial-up is the only service still available in my city. No other option. The cities on both sides of us can get broadbrand and DSL but NOPE not us! It's crazy.

                              Hughesnet satellite internet for $69.99 a month gets you 10 mbps. You can get a lower speed with Dish TV bundled for $49.99 per month. You can also probably get a wireless air card through companies like Verizon for around $50 a month. I do it for a living so I know
                                • 3 years 7 days ago
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                                Thank you for the info. I wish we had those options but they're not available in our area. Since our city is unincorporated alot of services are unavailable. We only have one telephone company and one electric company. No choices. Hughesnet nor Dish will install out here. Verizon is the company that will only offer us dial-up. I do the majority of my internet surfing on my smart phone (which barely gets a signal). The only option is to move but since my house is paid for that's unlikely.
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                                  • 3 years 7 days ago
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                                  Thank God for wireless internet. I'll never miss dial-up.
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                                    • 3 years 4 days ago
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                                    I used dial up to go on GameFAQS. I needed tips on how to find a Victreebell.
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                                      • 3 years 3 days ago
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                                      God, I still have nightmares about dial-up connections.

                                      True story: The area where I grew up still has dial-up Internet. Not a high-speed connection in sight.
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                                        • 2 years 11 months ago
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                                        Got dialup in about 1995. Had an internal 9600kbps modem. Of course, most websites were mostly text, with small pictures scattered throughout, so the speed wasn't really a concern. When I discovered newsgroups and the alt.binaries directories, I upgraded to a 14.4kbps modem. That was basically light speed back then, and pictures would usually take about 10-20 seconds to load.

                                        Finally got broadband in college in 1997. Never looked back.
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                                          • 2 years 11 months ago
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                                          Those memories of dial-up sound.
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