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It's been 16 long years, but I FINALLY HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET

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User Info: Shark_Laser

Shark_Laser
3 years ago#1
From 1997 to 2010, I had dialup.

In 2010, I switched to a (poor) mobile broadband device that gave me these results:
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2885278439 (144 ping, .55 down, .24 up)

As of today, I have a 4G Verizon Jetpack getting these results:
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2885474742 (82 ping, 5.84 down, .19 up)

I feel like I'm entering a new era of technology.
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somebody336
3 years ago#2
xD Congratz

User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
3 years ago#3
I know your pain, TC. I had dial up since the mid '90s until the mid '00s. I hope you're enjoying the upgrade!
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wizardmon
3 years ago#5
Nice boat!
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User Info: kelemvor

kelemvor
3 years ago#6
I lived out in the middle of nowhere when I was living with my parents, and I was a little late to the party too. I think I finally got DSL around 2000.

However, my dialup didn't stop me from playing counterstrike, Half-life 1 Deathmatch, Team Fortress, and Unreal. Back then, a lot of people had dial-up and you just learned how to play with 100-130ms ping.
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JonWood007
3 years ago#7
I had dial up until 2007, and was basically on ~768k until 3 months ago. Now I'm on a 7 mbps / 768 kbps plan and am happy with it. I know some of you guys got like 50 mbps and crap, but meh, Im happy. I can actually download games in a timely manner now. And it's unlimited so that's a huge plus.
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User Info: Darkneo20

Darkneo20
3 years ago#8
..........13years on dialup sheesh

why havent u ever switched to dsl or cable that 4g box probably has a 5gig limit on it
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User Info: Shark_Laser

Shark_Laser
3 years ago#9
My ping seems to range from 50-90. Will I have any issues playing online? On my old device (150-200 ping), it was difficult.
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User Info: Shark_Laser

Shark_Laser
3 years ago#10
Darkneo20 posted...
..........13years on dialup sheesh

why havent u ever switched to dsl or cable that 4g box probably has a 5gig limit on it

Yep, it has a 5Gb limit. It also has a 10 device connection limit. I've learned to work around it, though. I do all of my heavy downloading at work and then transfer the files/games to my home PC. Occasionally I'll use 6 or 7Gb, but it's only $10 extra for each Gb over. Unfortunately, DSL/cable isn't available where I live.
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