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Windows 7: Do you HATE dial-up?

View Poll Results: Do you HATE dial-up?
Yes, I HATE it! 48 82.76%
No, I think its okay. 5 8.62%
I don't really care. 5 8.62%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

22 Aug 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Do you HATE dial-up?

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.

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My reason for hating it is simple, ITS SLOW!
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22 Aug 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got my 2 way cable modem back in 1998 I believe. It's been almost 10 years since I have used dial-up. My goodness time goes by quick.

I hated the noise it made.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I got my 2 way cable modem back in 1998 I believe. It's been almost 10 years since I have used dial-up. My goodness time goes by quick.

I hated the noise it made.
I envy you and your 'cable modem' you speak of. Yes the noise is annoying but luckily most phone modems today don't make the noise, or have the option to turn it off.
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22 Aug 2009   #4
z3r010

 

It's been 10 years for me too, I cant even remember the last time I even touched dialup lol
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22 Aug 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
It's been 10 years for me too, I cant even remember the last time I even touched dialup lol
I say everyone should donate 1mb of their hi-speed and email it to me. Thanks for the vote too. lol
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22 Aug 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I couldn't imagine life without a broadband connection at this point. Seriously, if I couldn't get broadband in a particular location, I wouldn't buy a house there.

A friend of mine built his own house nearby where we used to work. He didn't have cable TV coming out there, couldn't get DSL, had all kinds of problems with ISDN and ultimately he got a business class T1 for the low, low price of $400 per month with a 2 year contract. And he willfully paid it because his alternative was dial-up. Fortunately, by time his contract expired there were wireless options available for him for a fraction of the cost and that is what he is on now.

I'd likely give up HDTV, indoor plumbing and air conditioning before I went back to a non broadband connection.
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22 Aug 2009   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I couldn't imagine life without a broadband connection at this point. Seriously, if I couldn't get broadband in a particular location, I wouldn't buy a house there.
I'm looking to move in the next few years and no matter how good the house is, I will not move anywhere that hasn't got at least 50meg cable.
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22 Aug 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I'm looking to move in the next few years and no matter how good the house is, I will not move anywhere that hasn't got at least 50meg cable.
50meg cable minimum: LOL. I've been on 1.5mbps, 3.0mbps, 6.0mbps, 8.0mbps and now 15mbps...and honesty the difference between all of them really hasn't been that dramatic. I rarely do any very large downloads...just an occasional Linux distro every now and then, or a Windows release candidate when they are provided for free. I'd have to be on a high-speed connection...but I don't think I would demand it be more than about 5-6Mbps.
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22 Aug 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

:S I'm getting 30mb hi-speed when I can get Comcast. =P Not paying $150 a month for 50mb when I can get 30mb for $60 a month. =)
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22 Aug 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The fastest Comcast in my area is 16mbps...but that's with that SpeedBooster crap. I personally despise Comcast and am fortunate enough to have a smaller cable company option at my house. I use Wide Open West. While they don't really save me any money over Comcast and have fewer services, their Internet for me is rock solid steady and I always get what I pay for. I got 15/1 service and I just checked and over wireless I got:

Download Speed: 15858 kbps (1982.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1100 kbps (137.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

Of course Comcast would get my business if I had no other choice
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