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News BT pulls the plug on 56K dial-up

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. Rustynutts

    Rustynutts What's a Dremel?

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  2. Niftyrat

    Niftyrat Dremel overpriced like EA games

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    I remember the joys of having a second line installed so I didn't affect my parents phone calls, and then the shock when I got the 1st bill when I had left it connected all day while at work! Don't miss the per minute costs that's for sure. Was fun downloading things using a manager to try and maximise the speed so your song was downloaded in about an hr, how things have changed
     
  3. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    Ahh the sound of looking at pron in the early hours used to keep disconnecting so this was a pain in the ass.

    I got hit by a premium rate dial up virus once it would disconnect then dial a premium rate number I managed to quickly pull the plug.
     
  4. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    my work had a AOL Dialup connection , I am quite sure I was not very profitable customer for them

    it was shop aol connection we used a proxy server that (was quite good as it saves any thing we downloaded like windows update so they come down at 9MB/s the second time it's downloaded as it was delivered via the proxy not the internet) so the other computers could use it when I got home I would connect aol up that inturn booted off work connection so I could download movies to my 80gb server, that aol connection was on like 24/7 between work and home
     
  5. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    I started with 300/300 and 1200/75.

    Had my OWN CBBS/BBS back in 1987, accepting those speed above. I did the software myself.
     
  6. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc What's a Dremel?

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    I'll just leave this here...

     
  7. NethLyn

    NethLyn Minimodder

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    Didn't even know they still offered it, I'm assuming that Government plan to offer 2Mbits to all (outside Scotland anyway) must be kicking in.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I wonder how much they charged for the service near the end.
     
  9. SexyHyde

    SexyHyde Minimodder

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    Who cares? I'll admit that this story was good for me though as it reminded me my talktalk contract was up and i could now switch to virgin media. First rule of internet is don't use BT! are they the last to use dial up?
     
  10. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I think Zen still have dial up as a Broadband backup.
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    1MB in 4 minutes.

    All that porn, so little time.
     
  12. stanonwheels

    stanonwheels What's a Dremel?

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    Used a 56k screamer to download Sims 1 mods when I was eight. My first real experience of the internet, remember being ridiculously excited at being able to get hundreds of free cars and tables and the like apparently by magic.
     
  13. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I remember being able to tell from the screetching towards the end of the dial up cycle, whether the connection would be successful or not.

    I'm glad those days are gone.
     
  14. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I think I first downloaded Half-Life 2 using dial up
     

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