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Starting an all dial up internet cafe

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  1. steppenwolf

    steppenwolf Thread Starter

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    how does that work? i need a phone line for each computer?. a different number?

    what so good about wifi
     
  2. valis

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    may want to step back and ask 'why' you want to do dial-up. I can't imagine that there is that much of a demand for it, as it's rather antiquated technology.....and you are looking to start up an internet cafe that is dial-up only? Or will you have broadband (high speed) of some sort?
     
  3. pyritechips

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    I can't imagine waiting for dial-up to load today's graphics and script intensive websites. :confused:
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Sounds like a good business plan to me. Think of all the coffee, sandwiches, bagels, etc., you could sell to someone while they wait for "today's graphics and script intensive websites" to load! :D
     
  5. valis

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    One never knows.......;)

    I'm sure that there is a good reason, just have to wait for the answer.
     
  6. pyritechips

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    Chari, not to demean or mock your intentions, but is there a large dial-up population in your area?

    Before starting up any venture a demographics study should be done. Also contact your (or other local) ISPs and see what kind of package deal they can do for you.
     
  7. steppenwolf

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    chari?im not chari?
     
  8. steppenwolf

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    ha ha
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Seriously, since I butted in here, why dial-up? Do you have in mind a clientele that would be satisfied with just email and light surfing?
     
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    cubans
     
  12. steppenwolf

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    i was feeling terrible so i turned off cell phone and electrical stuff and i think i feel better

    i think WiFi is bad for some or all people

    i thought i was dieing
     
  13. TerryNet

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    Well, in that environment maybe you could get away with less than one phone line per customer if it is a good connection. It's really hard for me to say. If I were sharing a dial-up connection with three other people I'd be getting 13 kbps average at best. That would be rather slow even for some email, and nearly impossible for a lot of web sites. But I'm not in the situation of those folks discussed in your link.

    Was your question "what so good about wifi" with respect to that article on Cuba?
     
  14. steppenwolf

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    my cell phone smart phone makes my heart race i think-i hate wifi i think-yet ill use a netbook in Starbucks at times
     
  15. valis

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    if you even enter a starbucks (or about any restaurant these days) you are going to be bombarded with wi-fi. And obviously cell signals are everywhere; I have a very hard time finding a 'no signal' area. I'd not sweat it......you are encountering that which you are trying to avoid on a daily basis.
     
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