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    Unhappy Good-bye blessed DSL, hello crapolla dial-up

    About to unhook my last computer to move it to the new place.

    No DSL or cable available there and little to no chance of it ever happening.

    *sniffle*

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    LOL, I'm with you. Went from 1.5 Mbps cable to 24.4 K dialup. Don't worry, the shakes only last for about a month. I got one of those usb pen drives to visit people that I know with broadband, and do my downloads at their house.
    My son ... ask for thyself another internet connection, for that which I leave is too slow for thee

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    Originally posted by schlurpee
    LOL, I'm with you. Went from 1.5 Mbps cable to 24.4 K dialup. Don't worry, the shakes only last for about a month. I got one of those usb pen drives to visit people that I know with broadband, and do my downloads at their house.
    Good idea...which one'd you get?

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    How bout Satellite...??

    I know a few folks with it....Cost is a lil more than cable...They get around 500 KBs down..??

    Spice

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    Re: Good-bye blessed DSL, hello crapolla dial-up

    Originally posted by Humboldt
    About to unhook my last computer to move it to the new place.

    No DSL or cable available there and little to no chance of it ever happening.

    *sniffle*
    Have you tried looking towards the sky for boardband?
    "I was once banned from a bookstore for moving all the bibles to fiction"

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    Originally posted by Humboldt
    Good idea...which one'd you get?
    hehe, well i got it as a gift. They got me a 128 MB PNY brand. I would suggest spending just a little more and getting a 256MB or larger. But you can always use winrar to split the file up and make more than one trip if they don't have a cd burner. They are cool devices, you don't even have to load a driver if you are using them in win2k or XP, just plug in and copy over your files.
    My son ... ask for thyself another internet connection, for that which I leave is too slow for thee

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    Verizon Wireless offers hi speed net access through their cell phone plans...unlimited to boot as well with the right plan.


    Use your cell as your modem.

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Hi Humboldt


    I knows your pain

    Ah the country life


    regards

    minir

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    Re: Good-bye blessed DSL, hello crapolla dial-up

    Originally posted by Humboldt
    About to unhook my last computer to move it to the new place.

    No DSL or cable available there and little to no chance of it ever happening.

    *sniffle*
    No, no many times no. They can't make me go back!!!!!!!!!!



    Couldn't handle dial-up again. I feel for ya.
    New keyboard, but still no "any" key.

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    buhaaaaaaa





    that sux man...
    I went from Broadband (Cable) in Alabama to Dialup for 1+yr when we moved to FLW, MO..
    then we got broadband...and have it since then...




    Broadband SUX it's always too slow....until you don't have it anymore......

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    Well I read about a new wireless breakthrough for the signal to travel up to 30 miles (too lazy to link), so I think it is just around the corner for anyone living semi close to a medium or large city. Probably in a year or two. I wonder how the latency is on a wireless connection.
    My son ... ask for thyself another internet connection, for that which I leave is too slow for thee

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    Can you say ISDN? Old tech but still works.

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    I'm just hooking a new client into a WISP- any in your area? Real competitive cost, and so far, good service. Other tenant in the office building swears by'em. Uses Motorola encrypted Canopy system. we're getting a synchronous 1.5mbps for $499.

    They offer a residential plan of synchronous 512Kbps for 49.95
    Observe everything...focus on nothing..

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    Don't feel bad Humby. I am back on dialup myself.

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    Originally posted by John
    Your real life will probably benefit without the fat pipe to keep you addicted.
    Good call.

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    Originally posted by John
    No worries.

    Your real life will probably benefit without the fat pipe to keep you addicted.
    Real life...?

    What is that?

    You're right though, I'm working 40+ hours a week now with a 45 minute round trip commute. Barely time to eat and sleep and walk my dogs much less surf the net.

    Thanks for the other ideas everyone. Have looked into satellite and will probably look into it again. ISDN would just be a tease and would cost about as much as broadband anyway in the long run...the wiring at the new place is home-done and about as sketchy as can be. Will look into the other ideas suggested also but will probably wai for technology to catch up to the rural areas.

    Last post for a while...

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