Do you go to browsing center or internet cafe for browsing net?

This is an invention of the last century - This is an invention of the last century surely
India
November 16, 2010 8:17pm CST
In my young age in school and first year of college i was going to these net centers as i don't have computer in my home. In my second year in college my dad bought me a PC. It was an awesome one and i had a dia lup connection at that time where i can browse net just for an hour in a day. That was fine for me as i don't have to go out. Now it seems like a dream when I am in a fast ADSL internet chatting and doing multiple things at the same time. Of course i like to say it is not cheap for everyone. I would like each and everyone in my nation should be able to use it at least an hour in a day. Share your thoughts on your net connection and how it is affordable in your country.
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@harry89 (2332)
• India
17 Nov 10
Well i also used to go the cyber cafes 5 years ago. I used to go there almost everyday. And also i used to spend a few hours there. But now i use a tata photon plus data card which i bought at the price of 2500 rupees with unlimited usage. Isn't it great. Yea in our country internet prices are relatively low as compared to the other countries. Happy mylotting. Regards, harry.
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@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 10
I used to go to the Internet cafe as well to do my work and also chatting with friends back in my younger days because I did not have my own computer. But nowadays, I have my own notebook and even a broadband Internet connection and now I can spend as much time I like and also do work online without interruption from anyone. Computers are really expensive in my country and I do hope that it will become cheaper someday.
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• Finland
17 Nov 10
In Finland ADSL, 3G (HSDPA) or fiber is standard to for most of the people. The cost is like (translated to US dollar), 10 dollar (3G) to 35-40 dollar for fiber per months. Dial up connection is kind of nostalgic (check out http://www.modembutton.com). =)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Well i used to during my early college days since i do not have a computer yet at that time. We usually spent hours and hours on internet cafe's playing games like counter strike and battle realms. But now since i have a laptop, a notebook and my personal computer i dont have to go to an internet cafe anymore.
@ellyse2003 (1465)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
When I was starting high school, we had a dial up connection with 24 hours to 30 hours of free internet but the problem was, it's very very slow. Whenever I'm at school we had a free internet usage for every month we have at least 30 a month to consume in order for us to complete our requirements or assignments that can't be researched from the library. But now that I'm attending my second course in college, we have our unlimited dsl and wifi connection at home so now I'm trying to work on the internet whenever I have time.
@raja26 (154)
• India
17 Nov 10
yeah, i am also as Indian, i was also doing the same although i had a pc at my home because i didn't had an internet connection at home.. of course i had a dialup which would eventually disconnect for every few minutes, so i didn't use that.. but after i got my first Nokia 6600, i had a chance to use Airtel gprs connection for just 20 rupees/ day.. believe me i used to download almost 370+ MegaBytes of data once I activated the airtel gprs pack.. then my phone log accumulated around 27 GB usage (amazing!!) because all my friends used mt mobile to connect their pc through gprs connections.. then got my bsnl BB.. but for the first six months i never had a good connection.. but it is now really good I'm using it everyday.. my friends are using Tata Docomo and Aircel gprs since they are cost affordable and good than Airtel gprs connection...
• India
17 Nov 10
I generally do it at home or office. I have a broadband connection and it is quite fast.
• United States
17 Nov 10
I do spend some time once in a while at places with free internet. Though I had thought with the cost of things being what they might that it may be a good alternative for us. However, the cost of going to such places may not be worth my wild as it would cost gas and time to get to the library and it would cost gas plus some food to surf @ McDonalds. It would be nice if the cost of the internet would go down as users are up and they say much of the technology costs the companies pennies compared to what they charge us to subscribe to their services weather it be via pc or cell.
• India
17 Nov 10
yes,now i am using internet coneection prodived by beam broadband its cheap and comparitively less price speed-256 kbps monthly charge:just *****400**** if you want to get this internet connection visit www.beamtele.com or call 04066272727 if you want to know to how to earn money online got my blog www.worldforstudents.blogspot.com
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
17 Nov 10
Hi, Sitting in an Internet cafe is something that doesnot go well with me. I prefer my own computer and net connection. I f I have not carried my lappie and am in dire necessity to check certain things for myself I go to such center or else skip the job.
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
When it comes to the internet, i usually prefer to use my own laptop and internet connection to surf online. Only when I am not having my laptop at hand when I resort to public internet shops or centers. These centers or shops are my last resort since there are for public use and more often than not, I get undesirable viruses in my USB and in the long run, inside my own computer becuase some user is not careful enough to scan or delete a virus in his own devices. My internet connection is satisfactory but very affordable, considering that there are only two users in our household.
@Bannybanzie (1398)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
When I was still studying, I go to internet shops and cafes to do research required to us by our teachers.... but I don't do this frequently. I just find it kind of unsafe to go in places like that... I don't know... I just feel so unsafe going there so I always tend to ask my classmate(s) to do the research or to go with me... I also feel it is unsafe to use public computers especially when you're accessing your private accounts in the computer like e-mails. That's why I did not really use public computers when I was studying though we don't have an internet connection yet at that time. Now that I got my own PC with internet connection, I absolutely do not go to internet cafe. I have no reason to do so. But my point here is that be careful when using the computers at internet cafes. There are just people around out to do harm to others... It would always be good to go on the safe side and be careful, right? :)
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
I use to browse the internet in an internet cafe. The cost adds up and at the end of the month, I notice big part of my income is being spent on internet rental. But now, I now have my own PC and my internet connection is a wireless broadband, and the best thing with this is, instead of per hour cost, I am now billed a fix rate every month for unlimited internet hours. So, now I am able to use Internet for long hours without worrying about the cost.
@chowee (517)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
I dont have PC in my own thats why i prefr to go to the internet cafe.. This business is very boom here in my country.. If i have research i used to stay almost 3 hours in the net cafe.. I think it would be saving if you have your own PC with internet connection..Thats actually my wish..hahaha lol
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Internet cafes is a booming business here in the Philippines as most homes doesn't own their own computer. Kids at young age, high schoolers, and even college students rush to the internet cafe during their break and usually play online games. Once when I don't own a computer, I go to a nearby internet cafe and do emails and surf. However, right now I had my own computer and sometimes, my nephew would visit me here and he use my computer for internet surfing.