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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

23 Dec 2009   #161
cloud8521

 

Dial up?! KILL IT WITH FIRE!



the future is 100mbit like in china! but then again why cant we have 1000mbit already or fiber optical right in the back of my pc?
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23 Dec 2009   #162
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I hate dial up to the core... In India, you can not expect more than 6-8 kbps on a dial up connection. That really sucks.
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23 Dec 2009   #163
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes its rubbish but it works - just really slowwwwwwwwwwwwly. I had to update a pc with it - took 6 or so hours for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Update. On the plus side activating games takes a few seconds usually.
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23 Dec 2009   #164
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

My Mother-in-Law still has it bt all she does it check email and see whats new in the news and weather.
I think she is still paying $6.95 a month for the past 8 years. NetZero.com
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24 Dec 2009   #165
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
My Mother-in-Law still has it bt all she does it check email and see whats new in the news and weather.
I think she is still paying $6.95 a month for the past 8 years. NetZero.com
I've seen NetZero advertised on TV. I just can not see how they stay in business. Even if you live in a place where there is no DSL, you can get satellite internet which is as fast and about the same cost wise as DSL.
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25 Dec 2009   #166
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
My Mother-in-Law still has it bt all she does it check email and see whats new in the news and weather.
I think she is still paying $6.95 a month for the past 8 years. NetZero.com
I've seen NetZero advertised on TV. I just can not see how they stay in business. Even if you live in a place where there is no DSL, you can get satellite internet which is as fast and about the same cost wise as DSL.
Not quite accurate as to Satellite.....Twice the cost of DSL ($80 for speed capped at 1.5 mb down / 200k up ( with a 15-17 gb download cap /5gb upload cap for a rolling 30 day period)). If there are NO repeat NO other options then by all means consider the Satellite (I use Wild-blue which is far better than Hughes-net ...read the fine print to compare the offerings) but don't be mislead/lied to about Satellite being comparable to DSL. They are two very different animals and it is apples to oranges not apples to apples. It is also even farther away from Cable but again compare carefully and if you plan to play on-line gaming then Satellite is definitely not for you due to the latency issue. Works well enough for home based business and personal web shopping/email. Can tend to be VERY slow during the 5pm - 9pm time zone due to overselling band width. and large downloads get throttled little better than dial-up even if you have pleanty of FAP available for the download.

Disappointed Wild-blue user...Current service meets (bearly) the requirments to be called broad-band but don't get you hopes to high....Netflicks and peer-to-peer ARE throughtled down substancially and the latencey issue makes online gaming less than worthlessl

For the record I will state: There is nothing that does NOT far exceed dial up and it should be taken for only the most extreame conditions with an open ended escape clase for when something.....anything at all.....becomes available.

Best of luck with your issue and Yes I am currently content with my Satellite (Not satisfied by a long measure though). Sad that this company has chosen the business mode that "barely adequate is good enough"
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