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News Nearly half of UK net users have mobile Internet

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  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Shikkari

    Shikkari I know what a Dremel is XD

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    Right, sorry if I have read this wrong, but where is says "Given that the report states that 19 million UK households have a net connection" . Since when has 77% of (about) 60 million people been 19 million?

    I'm not even sure where 19 million comes from, but again sorry if I have read this wrong.
     
  3. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    no and no :D
     
  4. Shikkari

    Shikkari I know what a Dremel is XD

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    Elaborate please?
     
  5. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Haven't read it yet but I would assume that not everyone has there own house and that several people in the same house can share a connection.
     
  6. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    According to this that means there are roughly 25 million households in the uk (if 19million is 77% of them) which averages out at about 2 and a half people per house, which sounds about right to me.

    Also, I'm amazed there's that many people on dial-up, I didn't even know most companies still offered it.
     
  7. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Basically.

    There might be 19 million homes with net, but how many people live in each one of those homes? Three to a house is 57 million and that is only slightly less than the population of the UK. I say slightly, there is something like 62 million in the UK.
     
  8. Shikkari

    Shikkari I know what a Dremel is XD

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    Ah right okay, sorry, I didn't even think about more than one person using a internet connection. :p
     
  9. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Sucks to be living in one of those 380,000 homes on dial up. How can you even use the web at that speed anymore?
     
  10. Aracos

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    Lol sorry mate, there was no posts when I posted that so I was answering the articles questions :p
     
  11. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    They're not actually using it. 380,000 sounds about right for the number of people still on hold with AOL trying to cancel their 56k dial-up account.

    :)
     
  12. Roskoken

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    mobile broadbands ****in **** beacause of ******** data caps
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    for my mobile broadband i pay £15 for 15GB a month, on a 2yr contract with 3
     
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    Me too, ideal for my use when at work as the customer doesn't always allow use of their connection, and TBH I don't want to hook my laptop up so they could possibly monitor my use.
     
  15. Coltch

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    Use mobile broadband at home as I don't have a phone line yet, £15 for 3GB isnt too bad.

    Have a 500MB cap on my phone so tend to use Wi-Fi more, but use it for internet access more than my PC.
     
  16. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    380,000 homes in the UK, or (going off ye olde average between homes and people) a MILLION UK residents, are using dial-up internet.

    So, Activision, Blizzard, Ubisoft, EA...

    About that whole "always online" thing...
     
  17. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    my mobile can only just do phonecalls/sms...
     
  18. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    pretty sure this figure counts mobile phone as a separate connection?

    otherwise can't image so many people on 3G dongles. i had to tether my phone this week and it really isn't worth the stress. the latency is probably worse than dail-up.
     
  19. erratum1

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    It's true that some people are just not interested in computers or the internet.


    Edit:

    In your article I was confusesd as to what she was depressed about, lol.

     
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