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Old 06-13-03, 03:49 PM
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Advice on dsl....

I'm finally thinking of switching from dialup to dsl, is dsl really that much better?
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No, it sucks. I hate broadband. With a passion.
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yes, it beats cable if you ask me
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I have Cable and have had DSL - I prefer cable kinda although DSL isn't bad either. Both beat dial-up by a mile.

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I see a trend...I think I'll give it a try, at worst case I can at least get rid of my second phone line.
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No way! Keep the extra phone line and your dial-up account. Think about the economics of the situation.
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www.dslreports.com is very useful (well I thought so, ymmv)
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Yes. the amount you spend on your ISP right now and a second phone line is about the same as one phone line and dsl. You will feel the change
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Jackskeleton, but dial up is sooo much better. Things are sweeter when you have to wait for them. That's what my mother always told me.
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DSL is way cool. I've discovered a whole new world of multimedia, such as internet radio and streaming short films. Plus it doesn't tie up the phone line.
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I finally upgraded to DSL a couple weeks. I ain't going back.

I use Earthlink DSL...and it's great for the most part. Although I find the reliability to be slightly less than their dial-up service. Very, very rarely ever got disconnected from the dial-up, even when on for extremely long stretches of time. From time-to-time, I lose my DSL connection and it can be somewhat of an inconvenience when you can't get re-connected for long stretches of time (so far, the most was two hours before I could get back on line).

Other than some minor glitches, it's pretty good if you can't get cable.
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DSL Rocks. I heard Cable is faster generally, but I'm still extremely satisfied with our DSL service.
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you'll definately see the difference. i'm not too satisfied with my sbc dsl, but it's still much better than dial up
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I would never, never go back to dialup unless I was super flat broke.

A whole new world.

Streaming audio (I get to "tape" LoveLines and put it on my car mp3 player and have laughs while travelling to the in-laws).

KazaaLite, video clips, uploading pics etc.

In my experience, the difference between DSL and Cable really depends on it's implementation in your local area. In my area Cable has been known to have a higher download rate ~500k/sec at time is not uncommon for residential but it definitely has a slower upload than my DSL and in particular areas it's oversubscribed and it's a little flaky.

My friend who has Cable in his area is thinking of switching over to DSL because of the oversubscription. His speeds have substantially declined in the last year and it's less stable than my DSL.

Anyways, blathering aside, Cable/DSL will beat the pants off dialup if you can afford the cost.
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Think of the children!

Just say no!
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Originally posted by einTier
No, it sucks. I hate broadband. With a passion.

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Originally posted by SergeantPinback
Broadband is only used by porn-loving pedophiles who pirate music and DVDs on the side and need the extra bandwidth to support their 'unclean' habits. If I had my way, only law enforcement officers would be allowed to have broadband, and only then to catch the criminals who use it.

broadband
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Originally posted by einTier
Broadband is only used by porn-loving pedophiles who pirate music and DVDs on the side and need the extra bandwidth to support their 'unclean' habits. If I had my way, only law enforcement officers would be allowed to have broadband, and only then to catch the criminals who use it.

broadband
some of us are not pedophiles!



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Porn freak! You probably have stacks and stacks of dispicable acts caught on film, and gigabites of your hard drive devoted to such vile pervosity. Not exactly what I'd call a model citizen.

There is no reason for God-fearing American citizens to have broadband. I wish it was broadbanned.

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