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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   #91
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I will never forget that day...I was in High School and Mom just came to pick me up...She got a call on her cell and they asked for me. It was the actual Supervisor again and she flew from Washington down to Marion. She went into the main office...looked at the wires and reversed them. I have never heard someone apologize so much for what transpired...and was also quite surprised when I heard her tell everyone in that office to go home and wait for their last check to come in the mail The crazier part was that she had been BY MY HOUSE to ask for me to come to the main office to get a straight answer and no one was there
That's just too silly.
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22 Aug 2009   #92
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
That's just too silly.
I am not sure how to take that statement?
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22 Aug 2009   #93
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I am not sure how to take that statement?
I figured it'd cause that response, sorry mate; I meant they were too silly, idiotic is more like it.

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22 Aug 2009   #94
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I figured it'd cause that response, sorry mate; I meant they were too silly, idiotic is more like it.

I apologize for my misconception...yeah those engineers are payed like more than $30 an hour and they couldn't resolve something like that?
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23 Aug 2009   #95
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I probably hate it even more than you do

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
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!
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.
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23 Aug 2009   #96
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
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.
Wow its a shame that you are stuck with a company that limits you that much. May good fortune come to you (Being comcast expanding a tad bit into your area).
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23 Aug 2009   #97
veselin96

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

sob... I have 1 mbps and that's when I'm not downloading one of my useless torrents... XD I'm on DSL but it's beenn upgraded 200% since I got it for the first time :P
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23 Aug 2009   #98
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
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.
Geez mate, this is horrible.
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23 Aug 2009   #99
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Geez mate, this is horrible.
Sad but true. This is the state of so called broadband in rural area's across the US. Maybe one day if we get enough density in the sub division I live in we might get Comcast or Qwest to come in. You'd think they would want to get a jump on the competition and wire the area but I guess our business just doesn't interest them enough.

Maybe some of us down here should start our own company to provide service to this area and other under served area's, but of course as soon as someone does this you know they will wire the area and undercut the competition.
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23 Aug 2009   #100
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Sad but true. This is the state of so called broadband in rural area's across the US. Maybe one day if we get enough density in the sub division I live in we might get Comcast or Qwest to come in. You'd think they would want to get a jump on the competition and wire the area but I guess our business just doesn't interest them enough.

Maybe some of us down here should start our own company to provide service to this area and other under served area's, but of course as soon as someone does this you know they will wire the area and undercut the competition.
Yeah mate, that's usually how they work, they don't want it until someone else does.
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