Dial-up

@aprilgrl (4460)
United States
March 19, 2007 7:10pm CST
Anyone still using the dial-up? I am still using it but I have no problem with it and I don't download anything. It seems that all my friends has DSL or Cable well I am only paying 9.95 a month for my internet connection. I know that some wants a faster and loads faster speed but I don't have any problems so anyone out there still has a dial-up?
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18 responses
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
20 Mar 07
When people ask me why I am still using dial-up when DSL or Cable is so much faster, I tell them, "Well, I have to get my housework done sometime." And that is closer to the truth than they know. I can fold a whole load of laundry while I wait for my computer to boot up; grab bread from the freezer to thaw for dinner while changing from one website to another; put eggs on to boil; take eggs off the burner; peel eggs; turn eggs into gorgeous deviled eggs for dinner; iron a shirt; sew on a button; vacuum at least one room; etc. All done between carrying on my real life in front of the computer. And you know it is better for your health to get up every 15 or 20 minutes anyway to relieve eye strain and to prevent blood clots from forming. Maybe, someday I'll switch, but if I do, my house will be in shambles and my health will probably deteriorate to where I am nothing but a vegetable sitting in my swivel chair staring mindlessly at the computer screen.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yeah, I had so many asking me the same thing as I have too much to do and someday I will get better internet service. Thanks for your response.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Thanks for your response
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@weemam (13389)
25 Mar 07
I was on dial up and only went broadband because my parents have Alzheimer's and they couldn't get through on the phone , I would never have believed the difference though , it is simply brilliant , just so much faster xx
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Mar 07
That's great thansk for sharing and thanks for your response.
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@dazediva (166)
25 Mar 07
Does it count that I use dial-up at my parents home in India ? There isn't really any real problem using it, except it is slow (very slow compared to cable/dsl) when it comes to downloading. Any internet connection, serves its purpose really - just depends what you need it for.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I agree its very slow when downloading. thanks for your response.
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@anggapc (141)
• Indonesia
20 Mar 07
i'm using dial up $0.6 for 1 hour
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Are you paying $0.60 an hr to use the dial up wow isn't that high? Thanks for your response.
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• India
20 Mar 07
I am also using a dial - up connection. Rather i should say that i am also stucj on Dial-Up connection. The speed factor really gets you on your nerve. Man is it slow or what. I think i would probably be shiftinng it Cable/DSL soon.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yeah it does get in your nerves. Especially if you want to get something done but its too slow. I might change the service to DSL later in the future. Thanks for your response.
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@mnflower (1305)
• United States
20 Mar 07
dial up is alright if you are close to the phone company or in town, but you couldn't pay me enough to even think of going back to dial up. I do way to much on the internet to go back to that slow speed. I think almost all phone companies now have dsl and it is real reasonable in price.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yeah I agree its slow but I got used to it and now I have thought about switching to cable or DSL I might get things done faster. Thanks for your response.
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
26 Mar 07
yes, I am still using dial up. Right now, I don't believe I can afford DSL although I am looking into it. I had tried to get it added to my cable service, but they were having so many service problems I ended up quitting cable tv...now I spend more time on internet and myLot!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I have been looking into it too but I can't afford it and thanks for the response.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I am still on dial up. I just dont want to (and can't afford to) spend the money on getting highspeed. I do wish I could get it though. I don't like waiting for the pages to load. Aside from the money, I dread having to hook up anything new. It just seems whenever you hook up something new, you run into some kind of problem, or you have to relearn something.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Oh I am the same way. I got used to the dial up and really can't afford the cable or dsl as we have somany bills to pay. Thanks for your response.
@jerryn (818)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I was using dial-up when I got my first used computer from my employer. It was ok while I learned how to navigate around on the internet. Then as I got better at using the computer, I had the need for speed and switched to DSL. I'll never go back to a dial-up system. I just don't have the patience for it.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
17 Jun 07
So you'll never go back to Dial-up I don't blame you. I am still with Dial-up and my hubby says soon I will get DSL (hopefully) Thankks for your response.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I use cable. i need it for some of the programs I use. like cha cha. I do pay around 40 bucks a month for it. but to me its worth it. I used to use dial up when i first got on line and some times when my cable goes out, I have a program that i can use for free for up to ten hours. That is dial up. I don't care for slower connections though.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
3 Apr 07
that's great to have in case of the cable goes out. Thanks for sharing.
@susieq16 (68)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I have cable and I love it.We started out with dial up and it was way to slow.I use my computer alot especially fpr my Avon business and I could not wait for it to log on.I would never go back to dial up.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Iagree it is slow thanks for your response.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I was using dial-up until about six months ago because my computer was so OLD that it didn't support the software to drive a broadband connection. I really didn't have much trouble with it except when my friends would send me links to videos online, and things like that. I guess it never really bothered me since I mostly use the web either for email, or (because I am a writer) the sites I tend to visit are "text intensive" rather than "graphics intensive."
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
3 Apr 07
thanks for your response.
@jtr115 (725)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I have DSL, but last week it was down for a couple of days. I had to use dial-up then, and I didn't realize how spoiled I was by DSL's faster speed. I remember becoming impatient and saying "Come on!" to the computer when a page took longer to load (even after only 20 seconds!) I also have a portable WiFi signal finder/antenna which I use when away from home. The signal occasionally drops out, but for the most part I love it.
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
29 Sep 07
I am using dial-up. I am looking online to earn more so I can switch to Dsl or Adsl. It is slow to respond on myLot and big or heavy pictures. It is not O.K for downloading or uploading. When I use the internet, people can't use the fixed phone to call or receive.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
5 Jul 07
yes, i am also using dial up connection and i don't have any problems using it and i am also not downloading anything from it nowadays, i used to download and i was also satisfied at that time. internet charges for me are about 6$ per month.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
5 Jul 07
No, I don't use dial up. However, my in-laws do and they don't have many problems with it other than it is a little slow. I have DSL through the cable company, but I do seem to have several problems with it lately and have thought about changing companies.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
I used to have dia-up connection but I let go of the service because it is very frustrating to wait and wait for even ordinary websites to download. Now I am using a much faster broadband and I am already satisfied with this service. It's good thing to know you are still satisfied with the dial-up.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I have dial up and connect at about 26.4 kbs generally. I do get frustrated with it. especially waiting for the mylot pages to load. the dial up in this area runs from $16 to $20 a month. there is no high speed available so they have not had to answer to competitions.