Dial Broadband pros/cons

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poochee

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I am considering switching from dial-up to dial broadband.

Interested in any pros or cons.

Thanks
 
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There really aren't any negatives to moving to broadband. It simply isn't a dial-up world anymore. Updates, email attachments, and even many web sites now out pace the slowness of a dial-up connection.

Some may see price as one negative moving to dial-up, but I think you will make up for it in the increased usefulness of broadband, no need for a second phone line, and the time you will save no longer waiting for stuff to happen.

One word of caution, however, with a Windows machine, it is imperative that you keep a good anti-virus running all the time (I like AVG), use a hardware or good software firewall, use Firefox and run anti-spyware scans frequently. Otherwise, an unprotected Windows machine on broadband will tank fast. Keep it secure and you will be thrilled.

Good surfing to you on the high speed waves.
 

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helpmerick said:
There really aren't any negatives to moving to broadband. It simply isn't a dial-up world anymore. Updates, email attachments, and even many web sites now out pace the slowness of a dial-up connection.

Some may see price as one negative moving to dial-up, but I think you will make up for it in the increased usefulness of broadband, no need for a second phone line, and the time you will save no longer waiting for stuff to happen.

One word of caution, however, with a Windows machine, it is imperative that you keep a good anti-virus running all the time (I like AVG), use a hardware or good software firewall, use Firefox and run anti-spyware scans frequently. Otherwise, an unprotected Windows machine on broadband will tank fast. Keep it secure and you will be thrilled.

Good surfing to you on the high speed waves.
Thanks...my ISP offers it for only one dollar more a month.
 

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helpmerick said:
What the heck are you waiting for??? :)
I'm chicken. My computer works so well, I hate to disturb it.:D I'm a sophisticated end user not a fixer!
 

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It's a very good deal. Take it, and explore...A real difference, and well worthwhile..(y)
 

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You have to take up that offer poochee the computer will be so much better with broadband,especially if you download things (the difference is unbelievable) ,and when you boot up you are already on the Internet as its always on (y) ...you really will think all your Christmases have come at once :D
 

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dial broadband? hmm is this the same as faster dial up offered by dodo and lizzy if so its not really broadband!
 
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Hi, Guitar's got it right! Best you really clarify what is "dial braodband". I never heard of that moniker.Is it as he suspects the file compression technique? For only a buck that may be the case. Better check Poochee. True broadband - YES, dial-up - NO
Ben
 

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ekim68 said:
It's a very good deal. Take it, and explore...A real difference, and well worthwhile..(y)
I will eventually work up the courage.
 

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Benny Bumble said:
Hi, Guitar's got it right! Best you really clarify what is "dial braodband". I never heard of that moniker.Is it as he suspects the file compression technique? For only a buck that may be the case. Better check Poochee. True broadband - YES, dial-up - NO
Ben
Look at: www.softcom.net for a run down.
 
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Hi Poochee,
Sorry to say, that stuff wont cut it!!! following is an excerpt from their site.
"First, web page elements are compressed using our proprietary compression technology"
They promote stuff being "5X faster". You won't notice any difference! "cheapy DSL" which aint bad is abt 21X faster, 768kilobit's versus ~45 kilobits. True "high speed internet" gets up into the megabits/sec.
SAVE YOUR MONEY
Ben
 
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Your wonder why you never got broadband sooner after seeing how much faster it is.
By the way your always connected so it is not dial broadband because there is nothing to dial.

But get a good firewall and a router also helps. If you get DSL then the modem may have a builtin firewall and or router.

Plus you be happy going to all the sites so fast. :D
 
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Your welcome poochee

See how long it took you to reply on dial up?

My post 08-Nov-2007 04:13 PM
Your reply on dial up 08-Nov-2007 04:40 PM
On High speed your reply would of been 08-Nov-2007 04:14 PM :p
 
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