Are you still using Dial-up Connection?...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
March 2, 2008 7:25pm CST
Well, if you are not... then good for you!... last saturday, i used the internet using dial-up connection... and i have forgotten how slow it can be... i wanted to participate in so many discussions here in mylot... but it took so long for a page to load... so i was only able to respond to 4 discussions... and after that, i simply gave up... If you are still using dial-up connection... when do you plan of changing it?... for me...DSL or Broadband is a lot faster and more practical... since a lot of time can be saved... If you are no longer using dial-up connection... when did you change it?... isn't it a relief to finally have a fast and easy internet connection....
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Unfortunantly Dial up all that's offered where I live for less than 100 bucks. I'm stuck with it till either they run cable out here, upgrade ( or whatever ) to where we can get broadband or I get a big raise.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
That is just so sad... but i think a dsl internet connection that is more than $100 is too expensive... so i guess... a dial-up is better than nothing at all... but i hope you can get one that is faster and cheaper in the near future... thanks for the response...
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Yes, sadly I am still using a dial-up connection. Since I live out in the country it is not available in my area. And I have no idea when it will become available, if ever. :P I'd have a better chance getting a faster connection if I were to move to somewhere where DSL or cable is available. But I don't see that happening as my husband and I like where we live too much...other than the dial-up thing. :P
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
That is just so sad... i hope a dsl or broadband company will venture to your area... it is such a hassle using dial-up because it is so slow... but if you have an up to date computer... that might speed it up a little... but then... i cannot imagine how you can mylot using dial-up... thanks for the response...
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Thanks, I hope so too. I've gotten a couple of notices in the mail from one company saying DSL will be available in the area soon, but when I looked it up online my area wasn't part of it. I don't understand why this place would send information to me if it isn't true. Here I got all psyched up for nothing.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
Well, they could have made a mistake or they did not yet include your area in their online site... just be patient... maybe early or middle of this year...
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
We used to have a Dial-up connection, but decided to try first a broadband connection. I know that you know how cheap and easy to acquire that connection here in our country, but the varies on the quality of service they offer. There was a promo here by one telephone company which we are a client of, with free phone bill for local calls along with the internet connection. So we decided to change for DSL connection, it provides good cover for some of our expenses and a little bit more practical to say the least..
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
I keep on persuading my mother to get that promo... but since this is like her 4th telephone connection from 4 different providers... she simply won't budge... i am contemplatind on getting that promo for my apartment... but that has to wait until we settle our financials... maybe after 6 months... thanks for the response...
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
That sucks, but 6 months is worth the wait..
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
It does suck... but at least i still have dsl connection in the office... so it's okay...for now...
@cortney09 (1348)
• United States
13 May 08
I am so glad that we don't have to use dial up anymore. We switched to high speed when we moved (about a year ago) and I can't imagine having to go back to dial up. If we were still using dial up I would never be able to do something like my lot because as slow as it was, it wouldn't' have been worth it. I am able to do so many more things with high speed and it doesn't really cost but a couple bucks more than our dial up used to.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 May 08
I had no choice but to use dial up connection for two days... since the my dsl connection was down because of the heavy rains... i have an internet prepaid card available in case of emergency... the dial up connection was better than nothing at all... thanks for the response...
@cortney09 (1348)
• United States
16 May 08
i understand what you mean. I would also rather have dial up than no internet at all.
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@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
3 Mar 08
dial up is something i have not used for over 4years now in fact the beauty of broad band is just too much it saves so much time and the site pages load faster unlike when you are on dial up which could have too much traffic thus causing slow response and costing you so much in term,s of the time you spend and you know the more time you spend online the more you pay
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
Yes, i agree... i remember that i used to access the internet late at night just so there will be less traffic... and the dial-up connection will be a little bearable... but then... i can't always do that... i am just so glad that dsl, cable, broadband, and even wifi are easily available to everyone... thanks for the response...
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
5 Mar 08
yes its something that actually make life easier for us especially the fact that it comes at affordable charges
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@mnsrwt123 (2059)
• India
3 Mar 08
I used to use a High speed Internet connection but rite now i am using Dial up connection which is a wireless one and its a 3G technology and speed is almighty good, as compare to high speed internet. I am pretty happy about my new dial up connection.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
What kind of dial-up connection is that? do you use something other than the ordinary telephone... that is quite a fast dial-up... and if it cheap... i also want it... thanks for the response...
• Singapore
3 Mar 08
Wow, you have a wireless dial-up connection. Which ISP are you connected to? I like to research on this service.
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@Blondie2222 (17660)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I was on dial-up but it alwayz made my computer slow n kept crashing it so when Road Runner had a free trial we gave it a try n I fell in love with it. I'm online 24/7 and dont have 2 wait for it 2 connect and tis much faster with downloading and everything. So ever since then I've stuck with Road Runner & been on it for almost a year now and won't change it for any other!!!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
That is very nice... we do not have that Road Runner in my country... but we have a lot of internet service provider... and the competition is quite good... since each is trying to improve their service with fast internet connection at a cheaper price... i use dsl in the office and it is quite fast... thanks for the response...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
I always have a dial-up internet card with me... just in case the dsl is not working... it is quite cheap... about $2.50 for 20 hours...but i hope i won't get to use it...
@fatima07 (169)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
It's sad to say that we are still using dial up connection for years. I really want to change our connection into fastest broadband but we can't do it for the reason that we can't afford the payments in our bill for internet.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Well... the positive thing is that you still have internet connection... even if it is very slow... i prefer dial up... than no connection at all... well in a few weeks time i would be using dial up again... since my boss want the dsl disconnected... something about cost cutting... thanks for the response...
@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Before, I think when my DSL connection have problems and we can't use our dsl. We have no choice but to use dial-up connection, we just have to buy an internet card and set them up. Ofcourse I prefer DSL/Broadband than using dial-up...'coz I can download everything I want when I have DSL connection.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
That is also what i do when my dsl connection is not working... i actually have an internet card in my wallet just in case i need to use one... but since my boss might have the dsl disconnected... then i have no choice but to use dial up everyday... thanks for the response...
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
13 May 08
Right now, we are using broadband at home. It is way faster than dial-up. We have unlimited access which is one of the advantages, the thing is it slows down in certain hours of the day. :)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 May 08
I agree with you... it slows down especially during peak hours... but is still faster than the ordinary dial up connection... my mother just had a dsl connection installed in her home... and i can say that it is like an internet gift from heaven... thanks for the response...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
8 May 08
Hello aseretdd, I started using broadband since last two years. Before that, I used dial-up. I really hate dial-up. It is very slow and always makes me give up. I think broadband is just perfect for me. A few days ago, I went back to my hometown where we don't have broadband. My niece uses dial-up and since my husband needs to do his work, he tried to use dial-up. Just to get it connected made him gave up!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 May 08
A dial connection can be unbearable... good thing my mother finally decided to have a dsl connection in their home... so everytime we visit her during the weekends... i can use a fast internet connection... and can log in to mylot... thanks for the response...
• Hong Kong
8 Mar 08
Oh no! I haven't been using a dial up connection like forever and I don't think I could ever move backwards. I am really comfortable with my broadband internet connection because I am such an impatient person and I can't stand sitting in front of the monitor waiting for the pages to load properly! I would be driven insane *laughs*.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Well, once a person gets a taste of extremely fast internet connection... then there is no turning back... dial-up is only for those who can't have dsl or broadband... than the extremely patient... which a lot of internet users like you and me are not... thanks for the response...
@mishastar (740)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I stopped using dial up along time ago. I find it very annoying, I would have to wait 10 minutes for a page to load (exaggerating a bit)and could only visit websites that had very minimal pictures. I have a faster broadband connection now and it takes a nanosecond for a webpage to load. Great Improvements!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
10 minutes loading page is not an exaggeration... i sometimes experience that... especially when i have like two or three pages open... this just goes to show that with the improvement of computer technology... intenet connection speed should not be far behind since a dial-up is only good for websites with very less or no images at all... thanks for the response...
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
my internet connection is broadband. but before i used to have a dial up connection. and yes, i know how slow it can be! and not just it, it can be so hard to connect too! and sometimes, the connection is bad, like you always get disconnected every five seconds, that you just want to punch the monitor and kick the cpu away! i'm glad those days are over! ^__^;; although its not really the main reason why i changed into broadband connection. my modem got broken and everytime i try to use it, my computer would have a problem. and the last time i used the modem was the time my computer got busted. so i had my computer repaired and upgraded and then i decided to subscribe into a broadband connection so i don't have to go to an internet shop every weekends and spent a lot of money for it. ^__^
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
I felt the same way the last time i used a dial-up connection... i used to stay awake late at night because that was the time when it was a little faster and getting connected is not that hard... thank God for DSL, Broadband, Cable, Wifi, and all those that made internet connection fast... thanks for the response...
• United States
6 Mar 08
I'm DSL. That dial up is extremely slow and I think I'll be ready to lose my mind LOL waiting for it to just load up. I had to use dailup a couple of times when my DSL was cutoff and I promise myself if I could help it I will never get my DSL turned off again. I'm DSLspoiled LOL
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
A lot of us are becoming dsl, broadband, and even wifi spoiled nowadays... we can't help it... since it is so convinient to use a fast internet connection... the advantages are so enormous that dial-up seem like a thing of the past... thanks for the response...
@SViswan (12095)
• India
6 Mar 08
I have a broad band connection now. I had a dial-up connection till 2 years back...and then didn't have an internet connection at all. Now we got a new broadband connection and new telephone line along with it...some scheme going on. I hated the part about being disconnected on and off with dial-up and the phone line being engaged.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
That sort of scheme is becoming very popular in my city... since there are a lot of internet providers... so competition is very tough... and they offer the broadband connection with a telephone line as a complete package... although i haven't subscribed yet... but it is quit a tempting offer... thanks for the response...
5 Mar 08
We changed from dialup in 2007. It is amazing how much of a diference in speed there was and you could get things done faster.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
It is really amazing... downloading documents, song, images, etc... are like done in no time... but with dial-up it could take forever... it is nice that you have switched your internet access... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot... i hope to see more of you here...
• United States
5 Mar 08
I plan on changing it as soon as I move. Currently no other option is available where I'm living, so I'm stuck with what I have. Thankfully my laptop doesn't have an issue connecting to most wireless networks [provided I have the network key] so I have access to faster connections whenever I'm out and about. In libraries or coffee shops and such.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
Well, if your laptop is wifi ready... then i think it is performing a little bit faster in dial-up than other computers... but i can still imagine how slow it can be... well, i guess it won't be too long... and you will be able to access the internet a lot faster in your new home... thanks for the response...
• United States
4 Mar 08
oh boy...dial up!!! I hate it! lol I have a cable connection and I get 10 megs...I love it. My mom however has dial up and when I have to use the net at her house when im their omg...i better plan on not going anywhere for awhile. lol she checked in on a satalite connection but it was to expensive. She lives in the country so she cant get cable. Im so glad I dont have dial up.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
I wonder why it is so difficult to get dsl or cable internet in the provinces or country side... almost all people use the internet nowadays... well, i hope it can be available in your mother's area soon... and good for you for enjoying fast internet at the comfort of your own home... thanks for the response...
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
4 Mar 08
dial -up?never again,its out of my life nver to be repeated again i got my broadband not too long and i have fun doing my thing here on my lot
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
So there is no turning back for you... which i think is a good decision... espcially if you are planning to stay in mylot for a long time... a dial-up connection and mylot is not a very good combination... thanks for the response...