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#270896 - 01/29/08 10:20 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Bernard]
RayBres Offline
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Registered: 05/30/06
Posts: 166
Loc: Des Plaines, Illinois
Originally Posted By: Bernard
Just wish we get some snow here! sad

You can have ours. It's snowing now in the Chicago area, where the temperature was 48F at 4:00 PM and is now (10:20 PM) down to 4F and is headed to -4F overnight. We're known as the climatic armpit of the world. :shiver:

#270901 - 01/29/08 10:28 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: RayBres]
Bernard Offline
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 3037
Loc: the Netherlands
Ray, if you can send me about 4 inches of snow I would be very grateful! My dog and I would really appreciate it. lol


#270920 - 01/30/08 01:05 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Marian]
dragonuk44 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 3639
Loc: stoke on trent England
I have a wireless conection .Guess thats broad band crazy

#270939 - 01/30/08 03:54 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: dragonuk44]
Kaki's Sister Online   happy
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Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 22952
Loc: Marlborough USA
I had dialup till recently when HighSpeed Internet became available at a reasonable price. I like it so much better because now when I get emails with attachments - especially pictures it downloads them fast. With dialup it could take as long as half an hour to receive one email with pictures.

#270945 - 01/30/08 04:33 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
connie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 10340
Loc: winter springs fl.
Broadband, no trouble downloading large games.

#270964 - 01/30/08 05:54 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: connie]
Howard the Doc Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 368
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
SkeeterUK - interesting comment about "why is dial-up still sold to the public." I live 30 miles west of Washington D.C. in one of the richest Countys in the US (except for me) on a dirt road with no cable and no broadband internet available by wire. I get my "cable" by satellite (DirecTV) and my broadband from a line-of-sight tower. So in this huge country of ours, sometimes dial-up is the only available way. I must say, though, I've had my broadband for a year or less and, my gosh, I love it. Some day (sooner than we think) it will be universal and "there" just like the phone line. (When we can hook up our computer to our cellphone then wireless broadband will be universal.)

BeaSong - how is your satellite internet working? I considered Huges Net (now Skynet?) but my son pointed me to a forum of people who could only talk about how much they hated it.
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#270967 - 01/30/08 06:09 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Howard the Doc]
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
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Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Broadband here. No limits.

#271005 - 01/30/08 07:55 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Becky]
sarahandus Offline
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Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 588
Loc: Bonney Lake, Washington

Dial up here, in the minority. Broadband is too expensive.

#271045 - 01/30/08 09:54 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Marian]
Karsten Offline
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 1605
Loc: Denmark, Europe
Broadband here as well. I can download a 1GB or even 2GB demo in about 1½-2 hours - if the line's not too busy.


Adventure gaming is fun smile

#271065 - 01/30/08 10:13 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: MrLipid]
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 6955
Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
Broadband with no problems downloading and no capped limit wave

Bernie monky

#271081 - 01/30/08 10:40 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: bermag45]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47672
Loc: Alabama
Broadband (dsl)

No limits.

Can and have downloaded large game files, but it takes longer than I think it should.

Would cut back on groceries and heat before I'd give up my broadband.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#271093 - 01/30/08 10:58 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Bernard]
misa Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 1372
Loc: PA, USA
Broadband (3mb/s DSL) which we use with our laptops (wifi). It's pretty stable and our wireless router is pretty good. Have not had any issues downloading games from developers or online stores (Adventure Game Shop, Kheops and Big Fish Games) as long as it's not raining hard outside. The phone lines in this area need repairing!

#271097 - 01/30/08 11:08 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: misa]
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Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 5766
Loc: FT. Worth ....Where the West b...
DSL Broadband

Watching: Dark Shadows
Reading: Angelique's Descent
Playing: WoW and living in Kil' Jaeden

#271100 - 01/30/08 11:15 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: infernoj13usa]
flutist Offline
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Registered: 07/17/01
Posts: 11505
Loc: Kirkwood, MO USA
DSL Broadband here also.

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#271104 - 01/30/08 11:30 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: flutist]
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 4456
Loc: london uk
Broadband. No limits as far as I know! smile

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