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After a long 2-month stint with dial-up....

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3 years ago#1
I finally got high speed again!!! Only 1.5 mbps but thats blazing compared to dial-up!

*goes into internet coma*
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3 years ago#2
it's 2013 what are you doing with dialup?
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3 years ago#3
In today's world, how the hell does anyone put up with 56k? I can't fathom someone waiting for a webpage to load on dialup. Even the webpage for my email would probably take 20 minutes to download just so I could respond to spam :P

I'd rather tether a smartphone to my computer than deal with 56k...
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3 years ago#4
dial up still exists??, it's ridiculous expensive now compared to broadband
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3 years ago#5
its quite cheap, but its obviously not a good choice
^ this
3 years ago#6
Beeep bloop bloop bleep bleep beeeep bloop errrerrrrr errrerrrererrr

Those were the days.
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3 years ago#7
What situation were you in where you had to use dial-up just for this 2 month time? Were you like at someone else's house or out of the country and that was just what you had?
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3 years ago#8
I use my phone tethered to my pc for all my gaming needs. only time i let it hook up to my main line is when i need to download or update something. I get a better ping with my cellphone for some reason. with my hard line my ping stays around 60 to 40 while my cellphone hits 30 or below. on a 5 gig a month plan if i make sure i use it only for when im online playing games and not downloading or updating something i usually have around 900 mb's left over.
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3 years ago#9
I fell behind on my internet bill and therefore canceled the service until I could catch the balance up. I was at that time being charged $90 a month for a 1.5 connection D:

So, I went with an offer from NetZero that offered dial-up for 4.99 a month for three months. What I found interesting is that dial-up was not as slow as I remembered. Now, don't get me wrong; IT WAS SLOW, but not what I expected. Gamefaqs is actually very dial-up friendly.

I now have the same 1.5 mbps connection but at only $45 a month.
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3 years ago#10
you are getting ripped off
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