Do you have internet connection at home?... How long have you had it?...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
November 9, 2008 9:08pm CST
In the 3 years that i have had my own apartment... i just got internet connection last weekend... well... i piggybacked on the wifi connection of the owner of the apartment building... and yes... i asked for their permission and volunteered to pay 250 pesos a month... that is like less than $5... isn't that the best... since i was able to save 75% or more if i went out and got my own internet connection... But the problem is... i don't have a working laptop... since i am still waiting for my friend to arrive from abroad to fix it... so i will just take my office computer at home every friday... it is not really a big deal because months ago my boss told me i could do that... So now... every weekend... my daughter will be able to see my husband through web cam... and they can talk for hours... without me worrying about the bill... that is like the best thing that ever happened to us in months.... Do you have internet connection at home?... How long have you had it?... and what kind do you have?... are you using DSL... wifi... or still the dial up connection?...
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
10 Nov 08
Hi Aseretdd.......I have an internet connection at home,and its really a boon to me......I have had it for the past 3 or 4 years,and my children have benefited a lot fromt his too.....Now I am able to sent mails and chat with distant reltives and friends,and mylot heartily in my spare time..... And I am really glad that you at last could manage to avail of an internet connection at home......And it will be a real treat to your daughter,to see and talk to her dad.......Good luck ,dear........
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
It was certainly a treat... because they talked or saw each other for 3 and a half hours yesterday... and my daughter was so excited... jumping... running around... and showing her daddy her latest toys... it was such an experience... and i know my husband is looking forward to it again next weekend... Thanks for the response...
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
10 Nov 08
Well I am gald and it shows how much your daughter misses her dad,and how this interaction will help her.Infact it will help to bring all 3 of you closer.........Good luck.....for your family ...dear....
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
11 Nov 08
We've had an internet connection at home since quite some years. We took a WiFi system very recently, say may be five months back. And wow. Its does make a difference. In reliability, speed, etc. So go ahead my dear. Buy a desktop.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Well, i do not have the money for that yet... but when i will definitely save for it... so right now... i will have to be a little more patient with bringing the laptop office at home during weekends... Thanks for the response...
• India
10 Nov 08
Hi there! I have internet connection at home, i have been using it for nearly four years. Initially i was having a dial up connection. That was actually for few months, later on i switched to DSL and right now i am using it still and pretty much satisfied with its perfomance. Cheers :)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Well, dsl is pretty much faster than dial up connection by a lot of miles... so it is good that you do not have to put up with that slow and sometimes hard to connect dial up internet... i also love the wifi i am using... because it is really fast... Thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
hello :-) i envy you for having internet at home because up to now, i only get to enjoy unlimited internet at work hehe. also though my 3G phone when i conect it to my laptop. i will have a dsl connection when i have my own house which may be next year
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Well, next year is only two months away... so you will be able to have your home dsl connection very soon... i am just glad that i was allowed to use the wifi connection... because it really is a big help for my family... and my mylot activities... Thanks for the response...
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
It has been two years since we got connected with PLDT's myDSL and we sometimes get connection problems and I end practicing my english through complaining through their hot line. (^_^") Before that, we would alwyas purchase those internet cards since we utilized that dial-up connection and we often have to know those that would be calling so that we wouldn't be making them wait while we use the connection while going online. Midway during those two years of DSL connection, I bought a router that enabled wireless connectivity for the laptop a sister of my mother sent to us and then that laptop that my father got from that Non-government oragnization that he is affiliated with. It was all good at first, I'd be playing with my brother while we go online and form parties on that game we played. Then later on, I found out that a neighbor was getting connected through our wireless network. At first, I didn't mind but, now that bills are getting high, I decided to close the network for our house alone. If they'd want to get connected through our connection again, they might as well ask and offer something to compensate with the bills.. I mean, they didn't ask the first time after all. (^_^") So, we're currently using DSL and have our network capable of wi-fi too.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
At my parents house... they have a dsl connection too... and they too had a router since there are two laptops and one computer there... but my father accidentally broke it... so they can only use the computer for internet access... and i keep bugging my brother to fix the router already because on Christmas day... our young cousing will be at the house... and they would surely want to access the internet there... I immediately offered to pay for my use of the wifi connection... since i do not want my landlady to think that i was taking advantage of their kind heart... one of the tenants was actually paying twice what i offered... but since i have been renting there for two years now... eversince the building became available to live in... and my daughter and i never gave her any problems... she gave me a great discount... so right now... i am very happy with my life...
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Hey, your parents also have two laptops and a computer? Too bad that your dad accidentally broke the router.. your brother should really fix it before Christmas indeed. Then agian, if there's only one computer capable of internet connection, your cousins would have to wait turns while the others get to bond with the family...? Well, that's nice to know.. though, it would also be nice if you could get your own laptop working so that you could just let that office computer be at work and not have to trouble yourself on carrying it every friday.. (^_^ ) Still, being able to pay that low for a month of internet connection isn't really a bad deal. Good for you! Hmmm, would the internet connection be always active? I mean, they have to turn it off every now and then, I suppose?
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
I really do not know... since i was only able to try the wifi connection last Saturday and Sunday... i think during that time... they are also using it... so i can freely use it too... i just hope i won't encounter that situation where they turned it off... and i really want to use the internet... By the way... how did you find out the your neighbor was also using your wireless network?...
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@loxion (1551)
• India
10 Nov 08
I'm still on Dial-up connection and i'm not thinking of changing anytime soon. I didn't know that my mobile sim card had a fault from my Internet service provider and it could allow me free access to the net Ok, here is my situation, i get free internet access and i'm not sure why, one day i loaded an prepay aritime on my mobile just to surf the net and to my surprise i could browse for hours without being disconnected by my ISP, and checked how much i left with on my account and to my surprise again...the amount of airtime i loaded it was still there, and thats when irealised that my mobile sim card had free access to surf the net. All i did was to purchase a mobile connect modem but the speed is slow, but who cares about the speed if you have free access?I am not sure when they will find out about it but i know it cannot go like this forever But one thing that surprise is that i'm another network and my internet connection comes from another network different from the one that provide me with communication access Is like i receive communication access(phone calls and SMS messages) from network A and internet connection which comes from network B. Wow i wish it had fast connection to the net
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Maybe that free internet is a part of the package that you got... and that is very lucky of you... i used my cell phone to access the internet at home... and it cost me a lot... but now that i can access wifi internet... i will definitely be able to save a lot of money... Thanks for the response...
@loxion (1551)
• India
10 Nov 08
I'm on prepaid and there are no packages there, the thing is that is now 2 and half years since i got this. I laso think that it is very expensive when you use the mobile to connect to the net, in few minutes and the bill is already high I like wifi but i have no idea how it works, maybe you break down something for me. I have this friend of mine who has a laptop with wifi and he never used the wifi connection. So he say it is possible to connect via a certain high speed connection from other people's(or maybe via a company's connection) He say he would sit outside the company's preimises and connect to the net with wifi on his laptop via their connection, is it possible to do that? I mean can't there some permissions required from that company's servers before he could totally get connected via their connection?
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
If the wifi connection is not password protected... then anyone with laptop that is wireless connection enable can access the internet through that... but if it is... they you have to get the password first... I guess you are quite lucky with your free cellphone internet... but that is quite slow... but then if it is free... why should we complain about it...
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes I have an Internet connection at home. I've had it for the past 7 years. As for the connection I have dial-up. I'd like to get something faster, but the only thing available where I am at is satellite and I heard that not only is it more expensive than DSL or cable, it's not as fast. So I'll keep my slow connection until cable or DSL is available in my area.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Oh my... that is such a sacrifice for you... since i know how slow dial up connection is... and how fast dsl and wifi connections are... well grandpa bob had dial up for 18 years... and he was able to bear with it... i think you can too... but i hope dsl connection will be available in your area soon... Thanks for the response...
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
12 Nov 08
If Grandpa Bob could do it so can I! I've never had anything faster, so I am kind of used to it, but I've been told by numerous others that it is quite slow. Even my husband told me how slow it really is after using his sister's computer and the one at his job. Oh well, at least I have a connection at all, no matter how sloooow it is.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Yes, if Grandpa Bob can do it so can you... but he is surely enjoying his dsl connection now... and i think if you get to try it for a few days... you wouldn't want to go back...
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
sometimes i have an internet connection at home and sometimes i don't. it depends on whether my cousins downstairs are online because i'm just riding on their connection via wifi.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Oh my... so you cannot really set your internet time... well, that is better than nothing... like what i had before... i was only able to access the internet at home through my cellphone... and i just made the most out of it... Thanks for the response...
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
as they say, you get what you pay for. hehe. i got a good deal though, i get something for paying nothing.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Well... as the saying goes... the best things in life are free...
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Hi friend, We have internet connection at home for more than 8 years if im not mistaken. But is was a very slow connection or shall we say dial up connection, 2 years ago i change it to dsl for convinience. Having internet connection at home i think is a must. Happy posting.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
I agree... nowadays... the internet is really a must for business establishments and in the home... since this is the best and cheap way to communicate with relative living far away... good thing you have dsl.. faster and more convenient... Thanks for the response...
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
My sister living in abroad and we use internet for communication too. And my friends is also working outside the country, i think this is the cheapest way to communicate and the same time you can hear their voices and even see them through the web. Very amazing
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
That is so true... just finished chatting with my husband because our daughter had to go to sleep...
• United States
16 Nov 08
I have had internet connection in the house for years at least 10. I do appreciate being connected to the world. I am so glad that you can be connected to your friend so your daughter can see her father. It is important for children to know their parents it is sad then they have to work out of the county. I am glad you where able to get internet at home.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Well, that is like the set up in most Filipino families... the father or mother must work abroad in order to provide the family with a better and comfortable life... i remember in the past... we used the voice tape to our father who was then working in Saudi Arabia... but i am just glad that the internet made us more closer to our loved ones working or living far away... Thanks for the respones...
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I admire the family man or woman who will leave their family and county to make a living for their family.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I'vehad the internet in my house for over 19 years now. I now have DSL and just got it within this year. I had dialup for about 18 years. Grats on the webcam etc. This will be nice as well as saving money. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Oh my... i think that is like a world record... dial up connection for 18 years... i don't think i can even bear that... what made you to finally decide to get dsl connection?... I think you are now enjoying the fast loading page... less waiting... and more surfing... Thanks for the response...
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I got into the loop with Qwest is why. A deal combining my DirectTV, internet, and phone all in one package is what made me switch finally. I love the spped now especially with the amount of photos I upload here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I have internet at home. I have had it in my current home for 2 years, since I've lived here. Before that, I had it for 3 years at previous residences. So, I have had it for about the last 5 years. I have DSL that I use with a wireless network, which I am assuming you are talking about when you say "wifi". I have to have internet access because I go to school online.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I think the wireless network you are referring to is a router... i do not know if the owner of the apartment has that... but they have an antenna where we are suppose to be getting the internet connection... i agree... since you are studying through an online school... you cannot afford not to have internet connection... Thanks for the response...
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
12 Nov 08
That is probably what your apartment owner has. A wireless router just takes an internet signal coming through a cable or phone line and broadcasts it through an area with an antenna.
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@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
we had ours for three years now.We had fast connection
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
That is very nice... at least you have been enjoying a fast internet connection for quite a while now... in my case... i have been using it for two years now... since in the office we use dsl and here in the apartment for a few months now... Thanks for the response...
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
Yes we do have a DSL internet connection at home - but that's at home and I'm not at home during the weekdays :P At work we also have a very fast internet connection - however, in the place where I stay during the weekdays there is no internet connection. And I don't really mind because I spend the whole day infront of the PC, I should just rest my eyes after :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
We all need to rest our eyes from time to time... that is why druing the weekdays... i rarely bring the laptop to the apartment... so i get only to access the internet during day time... Thanks for the response...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 09
Hello aseretdd, I have internet connection at home and I am using broadband. The very first thing that we need when we moved in is that, the area has broadband connection. We used dial up once and it was very hard as it was slow to upload almost everything. My husband needs a fast internet connection due to his work. I am satisfied with the internet provider. As far as I can remember, I only complained twice about the service
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
That is very nice... in my case... i cannot complain to anyone since i am just doing the piggyback with my internet connection... good thing it is fast... and i have no problem with it whatsoever... Thanks for the response...
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
16 Nov 08
I've had this apartment for more than 5 years. For a year we had no internet connection and I would go out to access the net. Then we had a dial-up for a year or so.We then changed the phone provider and we didn't have an internet connection with the new phone. For quite a while I would acess it from outside. I didn't have a baby at home and I had time then. After I had my younger one, it was difficult to go out and we also didn't have aworking computer. Last year, we got our new computer and at the same time we got a new phone connection that was provided free of cost with a DSL connection. I've been using this from home for the past one year now.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Before i had my current job... i would either go to my parent house or to an internet cafe so that i can acces the internet... i prefer the latter because i do not need to pay anything... it is just a good thing that i had internet access in the office with no limitations... and now it is better because i can do it at home too... Thanks for the response...
@whittby (3073)
• United States
12 Nov 08
We've had our internet connection through our cable company for years now. It's a fairly fast connection. I don't care for the cost - even witht eh tv, internet and phone bundled it takes a huge part of my budget. Talking about speed of connection, at one of our homes, the connection was slow and the cable company said that could have been because we were at the end of the cable line. I bet you are seriously enjoying your weekend conversations. It must feel like a luxury.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
That is just like bad luck... having slow internet connection because your is the end of the cable line... if that happens to me... i think i will just switch provider... but yes... we are definitely enjoying the conversations... just last night i brought the laptop home... and my daughter happily showed off her new toys to her dad... Thanks for the response...
@rkrish (3003)
• India
12 Nov 08
As such i dont own a computer and internet connection at home as it is not yet required but i need a system so well i am planning for a connection too. basically we have good offer from various service providers in markets now a days..let me grab a nice one out of it
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
That is right... there is so many internet providers offering the lowest possible rates... and very good service... so you can easily choose the one that will suit your budget and preference... i am just lucky to have such a good landlady... Thanks for the response...
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Hey good for you, and I have to say that I envy you because you are just paying 250 per month. I have DSL at home and it's times four with the amount you are paying. I have had my connection since last year, but prior to the emergence of DSL, we had subscribed from dial-up connection too.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I cannot afford to pay for a regular dsl line... so i am indeed lucky to be paying only 250 php a month since most dsl connections cost like 1000 php... i also experienced using dial connection... but that was when i was still living with my parents... Thanks for the response...
@twallace (2675)
• United States
11 Nov 08
About two years of dial up service for me. Anything higher we don't have where we live yet. I don't know how long it will take though. I know right now i pay way more for the service that you are. You got a good deal with your neighbor. Lucky you.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
That is so not good... i thought dsl connection is not available anywhere where there are people around... and that companies are doing away with dial connection since the are more expensive but not worth the time and effort... Thanks for the response...