Forced, FORCED, FORCED I choose to use dialup, thankyou. Ever tried to take your broadband on a trip? Ever get hit with a computer trashing injection from your friends on the net? Ever had your fast connection no better than dialup? Switch to dial up you will no longer be disappointed in your broadband connection. No you won't be doing a 10 meg file in 2 minutes or less, or loading pages faster than you can read, but hey, at least you are surfing with confidence. In ten years, I have never had a phone outage, and at ten bucks a month I can't beat the price. What am I missing by not having broadband, who knows but I'm not sitting around crying about it, and I'm saving about 35 dollars a month in the process.
posted on 12/13/2004 6:17:44 AM PST
"and I'm saving about 35 dollars a month in the process"
Or losing 35 dollars a month in wasted time?
FReeping or checking E-mail, or downloading files for work means needing broadband. Plus, I have a dial-up from my cable provider if the line goes out, which, in 4 years, only has once when they were switching us over to another network.
I would like to have a choice. Out here in rural southeast MI. we are not given a choice. I an thinking about going to a satt. connection though. I think it would increase the value of my home too.
posted on 12/13/2004 6:40:48 AM PST
(American by birth,rebel by choice, MARINE BY GOD!)
You a fortunate (that you like dial-up)Many of us got fed up with overloaded servers and being dumped-off while on dial-up. 2 1/2 years now on DSL- never a problem! I have had my actual phone line go dead in a storm, but the DSL stayed up & running.
posted on 09/12/2007 8:28:43 PM PDT
("It's a Religion of Peace")
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