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Yes, i'm still stuck in the 90s. 3 3.61%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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are you still on dial-up

i saw that thread that said "56k beware" is there anyone that is actually on that anymore? i mean even my phone at its slowest data rate is faster than dial up.

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Dial-up? What's that? lol Your phone bill would cost more than your Comcast high speed internet!

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I was thinking the same thing when I seen the 56K

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There are gobs of people out there around the country that still use dialup.

We still average about 5 million session per month. The beauty is that it works even from BFE where you can't get a cell signal or cable.

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why do you even ask?!

Ugh, i could NEVER deal with dial-up again. I remember downloading a 8 meg file and it taking hours lol

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I have a friend in Burr Ridge and she can't get DSL. They had dial-up until just recently. They have to go the cable route and it's expensive.

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Back in the days of AOL chat rooms with my s/n / handle being "AT&T Tech" or whatever phishing for cc#'s and trading it for pr0n when I was 12 years old, yeah, I had dial up.

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I have a friend in Burr Ridge and she can't get DSL. They had dial-up until just recently. They have to go the cable route and it's expensive.
Bur ridge is comcast, like 50 bucks a month.




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I don't pay for anything. I getting it from linksys on my laptop for free. don't know how but it works.
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I don't pay for anything. I getting it from linksys on my laptop for free. don't know how but it works.
Just means you're stealing it from a neighbor haha.

Dial-Up was the shit back in the day. 56k was great. AOL chatrooms and yahoo chatrooms when I was 11 or 12 before they moderated the hell out of them. Now of course FIOS is damn nice =P

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56k! that was lightning. I remember starting out connecting to eWorld at 2400......

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must say you've got me beat. I didn't even know you could connect to the internet on a commodore.

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commodore 64 using vt52 emulation software dialing into unix boxes on the internet.

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My dad used modems that you placed the telephone handset into back when I was a shorty. No idea what speeds they pulled. This was mid-late 80s. Old school like War Games. Can probably find a few if I go to my parents'.

We had a Commodore VIC 20 but don't think we had a modem hooked to it.
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never used one, but i remember seeing those. haha.



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probably a 300 baud acoustic coupler.

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My parents had dial up until a couple of months ago, but then again they live in BFE New Mexico.

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About once a month I get a call about something trying to use the Dial-In lines. I have a coworker who is on dial up, but he says he is going to make the switch.

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Dial-up? What's that? lol Your phone bill would cost more than your Comcast high speed internet!
Local Calls = free. no?

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56k! that was lightning. I remember starting out connecting to eWorld at 2400......
2400 BAUD... Hell yeah, I remember those days

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My dad used modems that you placed the telephone handset into back when I was a shorty. No idea what speeds they pulled. This was mid-late 80s. Old school like War Games. Can probably find a few if I go to my parents'.

We had a Commodore VIC 20 but don't think we had a modem hooked to it.
300 Baud Half-Duplex. Earlier ones ran at 110 Baud.
Acoustic coupled, because before 1973 you couldn't legally connect anything directly to a telephone line that was not provided and rented from Ma Bell. AT&T (not the current one - the original American Telephone and Telegraph, the owner of the Bell System) actually tried to sue a mfr of acoustic modems because they said it violated their legal monopoly on connections to their network. The judge threw out the case.

Later, the breakup of AT&T by federal court decree in 1973 (Judge Greene) allowed answering machines, cordless phones, and direct connect modems. It also allowed you to own a phone legally.

Prior to 1974 or so, all modems not rented from Ma Bell were acoustically coupled. I wish I had a pic of the Bell Dataphone Modems we had in HS (c. 1969) [Yes, I know I'm old.]

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My brother lives in rural WI, near Whitewater. No cable service available, no DSL that far from town, and in a low spot so no wireless Internet provider can reach unless you put up a 60' tower. Even Sprint Aircards work at 1xRTT (about 16Kbps) in his place.
Only (semi) high-speed option is Hughes Directway at ~$500 install and ~$70/mo.
Not worth it for casual internet use. What a pain!

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not gonna lie, i was tempted to answer im too young for dial up..

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+1 been there done that, i remember when compuserve first came out, logged in from my c-64.




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