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Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:44:24 AM »
Some of you may know that I live so far out in the sticks that I have not had access to high speed internet for 7 years or so. Welp, I finally got rid of dial up and got satellite internet through Hughes Net. Not as fast as the cable modem at work but soooo much better than dial up. And I also have WiFi through out the entire house now, which means I can surf the forum on my iPod. Woot!

Side note: I actually downloaded the Avenger's Trailer yesterday (20 megs). Still took about 10 minutes or so but I could never do that on DU.

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 11:56:48 AM »
Good luck with that. I had it and finally got rid of it, because they kept throttling my speed based on their MVG (Monthly Volume Guarantee).

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 12:17:39 PM »
And I also have WiFi through out the entire house now, which means I can surf the forum on my iPod. Woot!

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 12:31:14 PM »
I was at a hotel and needed a 256MB file and the download time was going to be an two and a half hours!!! I had my wife get it for me at work to pull out the two files I needed. When I got home I downloaded the file and it took about 5 min.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 12:31:44 PM »
Nice!

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 12:49:59 PM »
Nice!

Faster is always better when it comes to the great wide world of internet activities.  :)

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:50:11 PM »
I remember when we made that move. What a difference. Ours was
all to WiFi tho, no satellite.  We use line of sight rf antenna...
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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 01:15:33 PM »
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I was at a hotel and needed a 256MB file and the download time was going to be an two and a half hours!!! I had my wife get it for me at work to pull out the two files I needed. When I got home I downloaded the file and it took about 5 min.

It certainly ain't the fastest and I won't be streaming any Netflix movies any time soon but downloading a 256 meg file in 2 hours would be awesome considering you could never finish the download on dial up. Now checking email at home is a 20 second task rather than a 1-2 minute task. I'll take it. For now.  ;)







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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 01:30:20 PM »
Is it still $60 - ??? a month?

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 01:32:01 PM »
$39.99, no installation fee. The $600 installation fee was the stopper for me. Up until now.

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 01:34:03 PM »
Mine is the same @ $40
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 01:53:01 PM »
It's come down a lot and you're right, I had to pay that $600 fee. They wouldn't let me do it myself, because it involves microwave transmission.

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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 03:59:51 PM »
Some of you may know that I live so far out in the sticks that I have not had access to high speed internet for 7 years or so. Welp, I finally got rid of dial up and got satellite internet through Hughes Net. Not as fast as the cable modem at work but soooo much better than dial up. And I also have WiFi through out the entire house now, which means I can surf the forum on my iPod. Woot!

Side note: I actually downloaded the Avenger's Trailer yesterday (20 megs). Still took about 10 minutes or so but I could never do that on DU.

I went through the same transition a few years back.  Satellite internet was great til we got a heavy rainstorm or snow (which you probably don't have to worry about).  We had satellite for 3 years or so, then our extremely tiny cable co. finally offered internet service.  I jumped on it...much faster and cheaper than satellite.
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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 04:01:50 PM »
$39.99, no installation fee. The $600 installation fee was the stopper for me. Up until now.

Good price.  We paid about $80/mo., but that was for the fastest, highest volume tier so my wife could work from home.
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Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 05:04:56 PM »
Welcome to the 21st century.
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