Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam
Just curious to see if anyone truly HATES dial-up like myself (being stuck on a 26.4kbps dial-up connection for a few).
Please post your reasons for hating/liking it.
My reason for hating it is simple, ITS SLOW!
I can't even get your speed....limited to 14.4kbps (crappy Qwest phone lines that they will not fix or upgrade). This has forced me to pay $80 per month for Wild Blue satellite and accept the so call "FAP" limits which are very punitive and nothing but a rip off considering the price.
1.5 Mbps downloads, 200 kbps (really only about 65 kbps) upload, 17 GB download limit every 30 days and 5 GB upload every 30 days. Exceed these limits and you drop to dial-up speed for about 3-4 days then watch your downloading or back to dial-up again for another 3-4 days, etc....but you keep paying full price even when you are at dial-up speeds. This means no streaming video, limited YouTube, very limited software downloads (Had a friend download Win7 due to size), and so on ad nauseam.
I probably wouldn't hate it so much if I hadn't had Comcast cable or Qwest DSL for the previous 14 years. There is nothing worse than going back.
Tried to get Qwest DSL to my home but they will only provide 1.5 Mbps line at a cost of $475 p/mo with a 12 month commitment.
I can see the Comcast dish farm 3/4 mile south of my house but they will not provide in my area at all. They just run it past on the telephone poles. Makes me crazy to see that cable and not be able to get it.