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    BT Kills its Dial-up Internet Service

    BBC News - BT hangs up on dial-up internet access

    TBH, they are not the first, but it's fast becoming a trend now. Does anyone know of anyone that is still on dial-up? The net must be unusable on it now.
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    Seems a shame. I still remember when the 0800 Weekend numbers were in vogue (and we had similar from redhotant, xstream, freeserve etc). Loved being able to connect once and their auto 2 hour disconnect thing failed to work one weekend. Stayed on for a fortnight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    BBC News - BT hangs up on dial-up internet access

    TBH, they are not the first, but it's fast becoming a trend now. Does anyone know of anyone that is still on dial-up? The net must be unusable on it now.
    My dad was still using dialup until about 6 months ago. Finally on broadband and has a mobile too! He changed because every page took about 5 minutes to load.

    So, what is BTs solution for those rural people who live in the middle of nowhere and can't get ADSL? They don't offer satellite service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    So, what is BTs solution for those rural people who live in the middle of nowhere and can't get ADSL?
    Move to a town.

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    TBH, the way the green belt housing proposals are looking the town will be coming to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    Move to a town.
    Great for farmers... :P

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    What's the Internet?

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    I'm currently considering a Tooway system, I don't have a landline and I don't want one!

    My current internet is stolen from my parents via a wireless bridge and I only get about 12mb/s on speedtest across it, whereas they get 52mb/s!

    I also have an idea that I might set up the Tooway rig on a portable frame as I could take it with me when I do events and rent it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Great for farmers... :P
    We're selling the farms off to the Chinese, so no problem there.... In future people will commute to their manual labour jobs on the superfarms from ultra-dense conurbations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    We're selling the farms off to the Chinese, so no problem there.... In future people will commute to their manual labour jobs on the superfarms from ultra-dense conurbations.
    So that's happening there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    In future people will commute to their manual labour jobs on the superfarms from ultra-dense conurbations.
    A bit like the office-block farms in Japan?





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    PlusNet is been offered to users who want dialup.



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