Tomorrow is changing day

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi all, just thought I would let everyone know that tomorrow I am losing broadband Internet and going back via modem, the cost is just too much for 24 hour surfing. So if my website or email is down, you know why and it will be back up within 48 hours hopefully.

    You know how long it takes for people to flip a switch.:D and then another one:D

    Cheers all
    Shamus
  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Interesting. I couldn't live without my broadband, and, over the last couple of years, my wife has become convinced now too. Neither of us could live with dialup.

    And here in Canada, the difference really isn't that much. I pay $34.95CDN for my DSL (unlimited online time of course), while dialup would be $21.95 per, and max me out at 100 hours per month (each hour thereafter $1.50 per). The extra $13CDN per month is easily justified in my mind, to be *always* connected whenever I'm on the computer, and for the speedy download times.
  3. jkristia

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    wow, only $35CDN monthly. I pay $50US for my DSL. But I agree, It would be difficult to get used to dialup again.

    Jesper
  4. kettlestack

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    Shamus, at $560 a year for broadband here in the UK I don't blame you for changing to dial-up. My car insurance is cheaper than that and a lot more important to me (and it I'd get a lot of change out of that expenditure). At perhaps 6 hrs a day on-line I can't see the sense in my even thinking about broadband.

    However for those who want or need it, it's great! :D
    Errol
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    I doubt I shall be on the web much after the weekend, it is going to cost me far too much on a phoneline. The only reason we had broadband was the fact my Son David used it for work (Self Employed) now he is leaving home on Monday for good to live in Ireland.

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  6. DanRaitz

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    Shamus,

    After we got settled in here, we had to make the decision: dial-up or cable modem? (DSL is not avail here, yet).
    A second phone line and dial up internet access would have cost us $10.00 a month less than going with a cable modem. We decided to go with the cable modem. Why? Because of the higher speed. After using it for the last month now I don't see myself ever going back to dial-up if I don't have to.

    Dan
  7. jkristia

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    Hopefully we will still see you around occasionally. We have to. We need you input and wisdom.

    Jesper
  8. spitfire

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    Oh no - say it ain't so Shamus! You're our inspiration, our guide, our dare I say guru. We need you here!!!!!!!!
    Maybe when you'll sell enough copies of your CD you'll be able to come back to broadband again. Here's hoping......

    cheers
    :D Val
  9. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    And that's the truth!

    Shamus,

    We're sort of in the "same boat". My son is staying in our "low-rent" establishment while he recovers from 11 mos. of unemployment. Fortunately he is now employed and uses the broadband in his work also, and is paying for it.

    When he goes I'm not sure what we'll do. We've gotten spoiled to BB and would hate to go back to dial-up. We'll see...

    We will sure miss you. You have been a real encouragement to us "new-guys" ("Nice bridge, Jim!"...Yeah, right! Shamus.)

    Coming from you that's really nice and you must be some gentleman to compliment our meager efforts the way you do.

    We'll look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work when we can.

    Tootle-pip, for now,
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Your not being here on a regular basis is going to screw me up big time. I have not been on this forum very long and I'm just now learning who's here all the time and who to rely on for answers, inspiration and great pictures. You're right up there in my opinion.:)

    I know that you guys on that side of the pond all have your minutes metered. I do not, nay, I cannot get broadband, but at least I have a reasonably priced flat rate on dial-up.

    Good luck and cheer up. I hope you find a way to hang around here in spite of your predicament.

    Don
  11. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    I'm going to change too.

    I did my laundry and will- without a doubt change my socks. Well, I'll try anyway (if I can get these off, Heck, they only have 3 days on 'em)!

    anonymous:D
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Let's see now, I got 2 choices. Broadband thru my sat. dish @ $75 per month or dail-up @ $10. Yep, dail-up is great, I love it!!!! :D :D :D
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Well I have never had anything beyond dial up. Now dial up costs me $19 a month for unlimited use. My baud rate with a 56bd modem usually runs at 48 to 49.8 bps.
    Thats good for my normal use for e-mail or browsing the Gauge and even uploading photos doesn't take very long. I avoid long downloads other than my anti-virus updates. With windows XP the updates just happen without me even knowing which is great.
    Our monthly basic phone service bill is $30.04 and that provides unlimited local calls. I don't have cable but do have a satelite dish but there rates for internet use is still far too high for me.
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Now this sounds like a "catch 22" to me!
    If you go to dial up, you won't be on the puter as much, SO, you'll have more time to build, and take pictures, and before long, you'll need the broadband just to post all those great pictures!:D :D :D

    I looked at the cost of BB, and..... well I'm still on dial up. It is slower, but something, is better than nothing at all. You're like a member of the family, Paul, try not to be gone too long at a time.
    Pete