A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

That's right they're still out there!

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A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:15 PM

Though, I'm not one of them there are still some of us that use Dial-up to get connected to the internet anymore. I must be honest though - i've got to let off a bit of steam.

WTF is up with these ridiculous advertisements for 'accelerated' dial up speeds.

It's bogus and it always will be.

All these stupid programs do is cache the websites you do visit so the next time you visit them they load 'quicker'. You're computer already does this!

On top of that your download speeds are NOT changed what so ever - Why bother wasting precious TV time for that BS.

*Sigh*

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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:29 PM

because old people still buy it.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:50 PM

i believe they actually use some form of compression for web-browsing, especially for large images. I remember when i was using net-zero a few months back and all the images on dream in code were distorted.

download speeds should not be increased, however web-browsing should be slightly.
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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:51 PM

Old people do buy it...


The software does work, it uses a compression scheme like cell phone's to degrade image quality and streamline code during the download, however it rarely works so well that one would notice a real differnce. They do state in the fine print on the TV ads that the High-Speedness doesn't actually increase the bandwidth or connection speed...

Dial-up is going to die, as soon as they get places like where I live hooked up with a main stream high speed solutions dial-up will have noone to sell their service to. The dial-up companies are just trying to hang on as long as they can.

Companies like PeoplePC, NetZero / Juno arn't doing well as it is, and I hear AOL's highspeed tack on email/software thing isn't doing well eather. Highspeed internet will kill them off soon unless they come up with something.
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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:03 PM

because companies with legitimate infrastuctures are taking over AOL's business once they realize they don't need to pay aol to check their email.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:36 PM

that's funny because i never actually knew wtf aol was until a few years ago, and when someone told me what they did do, it just boggled my mind.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 10:18 PM

What boggles my mind is there are people out there that are paying for cable or DSL through companies like Comcast, and then they are paying an additional 10 bucks a month or so for AOL and their Software / Email service. MSN has the same thing but at least MSN provides DSL services through Qwest, as far as I know AOL doesnt provide highspeed service, just the tack on thing. Why not just use the Comcast Email ? theres something I missing, and only the old people know what it is.
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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:46 PM

i have a friend who works at aol and he told me it makes even less sense because you can still use your aol email when you cancel, or sign up for one without having aol, basically the only reason aol exists is to take money from stupid and lazy people. can't blame em.
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:27 PM

I pay less then $15 a month for DSL who would pay $23 for shitty AOL and i get a 512 up and 1.5Mbit down
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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:53 AM

i occasionly use free dial up on my lappy ... im not much worried cause i have enough time and dont exactly need 'accelerated' dial ups.

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Re: A Warning to those few Dial-up hold outs!

Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:39 AM

With accelerated dial up you can chose the quality of pictures in web pages so the lower that you set it the faster it seems like you are going.
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