Are you still using dial-up connection?

@levite (1062)
Philippines
August 25, 2009 3:10am CST
I currently use dsl connection with an unlimited usage. I'm quite satisfied with it as I can do what I need like surfing for informations on the web, downloading, emailing, uploading files and other things on the internet. With dial-up connections, these tasks cannot be done quickly especially downloading large amount of files. Even email can also be so slow if you have large amount of messages in your inbox. So, is anyone among you still using dial-up internet connection today? What type of connection do you currently use? Are you satisfied with it?
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8 responses
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
25 Aug 09
Currently i'm using wireless broadband internet access. I have two kinds of such plan. One is volume based and another one is duration based. I prefer to use my volume based because it is faster than duration based. But sometimes i use my duration based broadband to safe my volume based's bandwidth. It's been a long time since my last time using dial-up connection. As i can remember, last time i used dial-up connection is 2002 on my own home and 2003 on my office at that moment. Now, i also have broadband internet on my current office. I think everything is broadband now. I don't think a dial-up connection is good enough for handle recent internet technology such as video streaming, etc. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yeah. dial-up connection is no good when it comes to live video streaming. Wireless internet connection is becoming fast indeed but its disadvatage is during storms or when your area is far from the vicinity of the service provider's towers.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
25 Aug 09
If webpages were a bit more economical with their size. Unfortunately today Web designers seem to add as much as possible and do not consider the fact that there are in fact a large number of dial-up users still today. You are lucky to get unlimited usage, here in North America there is usually a cap on the bandwidth. I actually have a cheap dial up as a backup which I rarely use, however if I did not spend so much time on the Internet dial-up would be adequate for me.
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@levite (1062)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Actually, in our area, prepaid internet cards are available that can be used for dial-up connections. I usually used prepaid cards but we upgraded to dsl because of our frequent use of the internet.
• China
11 Sep 09
I have used ADSL for about 6 years, it's really better than dial-up connection. Except the speed, data flow rate, I also can be online all the time, while calling or answering the phone whenever. I don't know how about yours, dear mylotters? Dail-up connection just remind me a interesting issue in that times. Once my cousin and I surfed on internet by dail-up connection at home. But suddenly, we found we was off-line frequently. One minute, online; the next minute, off-line. How aweful! And we wondered what happened till her dad came back home. Once he steped into house, he asked, "What did happened? I was trying to call home just now, but the line was always busy." Haha, everything was clear. He was trying to call home again and again, while we were trying to dial-up again and again. And both of these two sides didn't work.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Truly, we don't have a continuous internet connection using dial-up. Additionally, as you have said, we can't have outgoing and incoming call when using dial-up unlike dsl and broadband with an "always on connection."
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Hi Levite, I'm into DSL too but my modem is still hooked up to my phone just in case my DSL has a problem and I'm in desperate need to connect to the internet. It has occur to me a few times ago and a prepaid dialup card is surely handy at times.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Good for you, you have a backup connection just in case of problem with dsl connection.
@meisters (24)
• Indonesia
25 Aug 09
I use 3G or 3.5G wireless connection and I satisfied with this kind of connection and for my opinion this is very fast connection. for dial-up connection use sometimes if my 3G connection find some trouble.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Wireless connection is really fast but problem arises when storms come. Also, when your area is far beyond your service provider, connection problem occurs too.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Hey, No I am not using a dial-up connection anymore, I just think that it is just too slow these days. I mean you could definitely send emails and other things using the dial-up connection, but that would probably be about it. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@louren007 (122)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Dial-up connection really sucks nowadays. I am recently using broadband connection. So far, so good...
• India
25 Aug 09
I am using Tata indicom photon + broad band connection for internet. Its speed is really good. Earlier I was boring with dial up connection but now a days I am happy with internet connection. It is costly but satisfictory.Generally I use internet for downloading study material and work for earning money.