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Curious about dial-up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slisse, Sep 7, 2018.


Are you still on dial-up

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
  1. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    I know that when I mention "surfing with the aid of dial-up" that already some here will be puzzled and not know what I mean.
    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access

    Even if it's hard to believe, some areas still have dial-up, the number is however decreasing.
    So yes, I'm curious about who still uses dial-up, so that's the reason for this poll.

    Thank you to all who will participate.
  2. curiousFred

    curiousFred Trusted.Member

    Dial up is gone, Broadband is terrible, keeps dropping out.
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  3. Dane211

    Dane211 Wife loves me in nylon!

    Dial up went out with AOL. Good riddance to both!
  4. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    You can dial now ?? :)
  5. Zarp

    Zarp Trusted.Member

    Heh, no such luck where I live. Rarely any phone lines and the only company offering broadband will only promise 1 meg service for $60.00 a month. So I have to use my hotspot on my phone for any internet lol.
  6. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Just where the hell do you live?
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  7. Zarp

    Zarp Trusted.Member

    Very rural Alabama. Despite the internet shortage I do enjoy it here.
  8. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Is Alabama really your sweet home?
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  9. Zarp

    Zarp Trusted.Member

    Well, it’s home anyway lol. So tired of that song lol. While playing in bands I got so damn sick of having to play it lol.
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  10. joep

    joep Trusted.Member

    I was the first in the neighborhood with ISDN (my exchange was downtown because few else had it originally) and then DSL and now cable (currently at 1gb/sec download speed)

    Yes I started with a 300baud modem.
  11. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Sorry! My bad!
  12. Wysardi

    Wysardi Account Deleted

    I started with AOL
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  13. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    Strange, so far no more dial-up?
  14. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Man, that brings back memories (not good one's either).
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  15. Lady Red

    Lady Red Account Deleted

    People still use landlines ?
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  16. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    have a tv/phone/internet via fiberoptic service.
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  17. Lady Red

    Lady Red Account Deleted

    Same but no phone would never use it !
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  18. Lurker13

    Lurker13 Trusted Member

    Nope, that would require having a phone line. And I haven't had one of those for years. Been strictly cable internet ever since it became available in my area.
  19. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    This is how it looked ... and then there was waiting

  20. slisse

    slisse Moderator Staff Member

    And this is how it sounds