How many of us here have a computer on our home?..

@raijin (10380)
Philippines
March 5, 2007 8:18am CST
Not a typical computer question though!;) I am just wondering if some of us here do rent on internet shops/cafes just because they don't have internet access on their home, or don't really own a computer. by the way, I have my own computer here with an internet access also!;) So, do you have a computer on your home that has internet access also? Or you rent on internet cafes?..
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
I have my own computer and it is 3 years old and I can say my best buddy lol!! I have wireless connection but I'm looking forward to a laptop anytime soon I think it is much easier to work in a laptop compare to a desktop. Thanks for asking raijin.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Yup! Mine's much older than yours, a little banged up but still runs smooth!;) I guess I have to give it a little upgrading for a change..
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• Singapore
5 Mar 07
I have mine in my own room with internet access. I have not used computers at a internet cafe yet as I worry about the safety of revealing my password to a possible keylogger program. That's me. ;-)
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
LoL That's correct, many hackers are victimizing innocent internet users. The very best way to protect our own account is to avoid using it on public internet cafes, as pervention is better than cure!;)
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@puisha (135)
• India
5 Mar 07
YES i do have a computer with Internet access at my place.So it makes it easy for me to access internet at any time.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 07
Yup, I own a laptop. I used to go to internet cafes when I was in college, but I decided to buy a computer of my own. I chose to buy a laptop so I could bring it anywhere, and go online in places where there's available wi-fi... :)
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I always wonder about your username!;) Don't worry, I'll also but my own laptop in one of these days.. hehehe
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Hehehe... Yah, my username says it all. ;) Take care, Raijin!
@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I have a brand new desktop right now. Exactly 1 week old. I decided to change my old computer. I have a internet connection at home. Unfortunately it is only a dial-up connection. I think it's fine compared on the times that I have to rent a pc in an internet cafe.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
And to think that it's more safer than going out surfing and logging in for something like mylot, we can neve say that we can be safe to protect our private accounts on internet cafes..
@burieks (127)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
hi! we have a computer at home but unfortunately we don't have internet access. the providers said that they don't have available facilities in our area. haayy.. good thing, i have a computer in the office also and has internet access that i can work on during free time or whenever i would want to. :)
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
Good thing you can access through the internet on your your office. I suggest you also look for other service providers, there are lots of them that are now offering lowest rate per month!;)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
This is my own computer. I bought it for myself after finishing college. My dad and sister also have their own computers here too :)
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
That's neat!;) We all have one here in our house, and I'm planning to buy another one or maybe assemble it..=)
@subathra (3519)
• India
6 Mar 07
i have a computer with braodband connection.actually it was gifted by my elder brother.before that i used to go to cafes for browsing which i felt uncomfortable.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Thanks for the time, appreciate it!;)
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
6 Mar 07
I have my own computer (PC) and ADSL connection at home, still hopping for a laptop sometime in the future :)
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Yep, laptop's also one of my dream possession!;)
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I'm at home on my own computer. I have never actually been in an internet cafe. I have seen them but never had a need to use them. We also have internet access at our public library and at the college there is a computer lab that can be used by residents of our town. I have used the computer at the library before, but only because I was there and wanted to get some more information.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
We also have some place here in which we get to access on the internet for free, but most of the times it's crowded. So I prefer to enjoy here at home..
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
5 Jul 07
I do have a Desktop in my home with an unlimited Internet Connection. I also own a Laptop, which I use most of the time, since I feel comfortable with the laptops than the Desktops. I also go to Internet Cafes rarely, when I have some problem with my ISP and I need to check my mails urgently.
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• India
8 Mar 07
Well ..., ya many have PC but no net connections at home but i do have got both :) regards :)
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Yes I have my own computer at home and my own internet connection. I have a laptop and a desktop at home. I come here to mylot from work some of the time. We do not even have the internet cafes in our town, I have never been on one. the only outside access we have here is the library, but they have someone who stands over you while you are online.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I have a computer of my own and an internet connection too.I used to rent on internet cafe's,before i have my own computer.
• Zambia
5 Mar 07
I have internet connection at home though i only use it after work(5pm).
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• Philippines
5 Mar 07
i only rent when im not at home or when im on my friends house or at the mall but i make it a sure that when im using public computers i dont open any sites that may compromise my personal information. but most of the time i access internet at home we also have an internet connection just recently we added two computers for my sister and nephews... and now we are having a problem how to connect the hub it seems we have made some mistakes and the internet didnt work prperly with the other two. hopw we got it right by tomorrow.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Yeah, do get it done by tommorow!;) And also expect to get an increase on your electricity bills too! LoL
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
actually yeah... we are expecting that but hey! its ok as long as we enjoy and makes the full use of our internet connection.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
i have a computer and an internet connection at home. but i still go to the internet cafe when there is power interruptions. hehehe
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Nothing goes between you and the net eh!;)
@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
7 Mar 07
I have my own computer in the comfort of my own home. I like having a computer in my home as it is so much more convenient to access the Internet anytime that I'd like or even need to do so. It's convenient to look up new recipes, pay bills, keep in touch with the people whom I love, etc. I have gone to an internet cafe though before. It was because my computer had a virus & needed to be cleaned.. And I had to wait for a few days for my computer cleaned & I wanted to check my emails & keep in contact with the people whom I am close to. So I actually went to an internet cafe & used the Internet for a few hours. I liked using this service even though I had to pay.. But I wasn't on it for a long period of time so I didn't have to pay all to much. The only thing I disliked about using an internet cafe to access a computer is I don't feel you get as much privacy compared to when you have a computer in your own home. I felt sometimes when using an internet cafe that I had someone looking over my shoulder all of the time. I liked using my computer in my own home because I felt I had more privacy. And didn't have to worry about being charged right after I was off of the computer & finished using it. I hope I don't ever have to go through that again.. Where I have to turn to going to an internet cafe or a library to get access to the Internet. I remember how much of an inconvenience it was for me having to do this. I am glad that I have my own personal computer in my own home as I find I have more privacy then.. I don't know how some people can handle dishing out money to use the internet at these internet cafe's as often as they do.. But I guess sometimes you just can't afford your own computer.. So it is better than nothing I suppose. I know I would probably turn to using one as well if it came down to that.. Sometimes if it's all you can afford that's what you have to do whether you like it or not. In conclusion.. I feel very blessed that I have access to the internet in the comfort of my own home. I would much rather have my own computer instead of having to go & pay for access to the internet that's for sure.. But sometimes you don't always have that luxury in life. All I can say is I feel truly blessed that I was able to afford my own computer on my own! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
Computer and internet access at home is indeed a very convinient thing to have. But most people don't have the priviledge of this, because some of them cannot afford to have one and are trying to their to feel more comfortable in accessing it through public internet cafes. Others are students, who are doing researches for their school projects and thesis. Some are just to enjoy it and be more updated eventhough they don't have one at home, I think they are also lucky because they are trying their best to be aware of computers. Yes, we are lucky and priviledged to have one of our own and that it's really a great help for us in dealing against time and paying for bills!;)
@musaib (84)
• India
6 Mar 07
yes you are true,many of the users dont have the computers owned,and some have but with no internet access on their homes.they pay for the internet at the cafes,i owned the computer and also an access to the internet at my home..
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Thanks for the response!;)
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
10 Feb 10
a family friend bought a netbook about four months ago. after slightly using it, she approach me and told me that she wants it pawned and told her that i can lend her the money she needs. after a month, she came back and told me that she is going to sell it for the price lower than the original price. i told her, let me get it but i will just pay her on paydays. so, that is it. i have now my own netbook, a computer. a month ago, i applied for a broadband connection. i got it after 5 days. what is nice with my broadband is, the modem is a usb modem that i can use anywhere. and the best of it, it is an unlimited to use, no limit whenever i want it, no limit in number of hours to use. so my answer to your question is, YES. I have a computer with an internet access.