Dial up VS Broadband

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Moots, Mar 20, 2008.

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Which of the following is your primary connection

  1. Dial Up

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  2. Broadband DL 3-6 MBPS

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  3. Broadband DL 6-10 MBPS

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  4. Higher than 10 MBPS

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  1. Moots
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    Moots The Incredible Sulk

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    As this site was once a temp rom site, and now is dedicated to flash carts, I am always amazed with how many pirates here use dial up still.

    So answer up ladies and gents.

    Question for you dial upers, is it because broadband isn't available in your area? Or is it a monetary/parents won't pay for it thing.
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    8MBPS cable or at least until my neighborhood gets rooted with FiOS
     
  3. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    I'm on diet, sorry, dial up and its damn bad ...
    broadband is still bad around here, there are two or three companies who sell broad band here and just one of them lets you download as much as you want, others have download limits but its still so ridiculously expensive and I dont have a job but thats not the reason that I'm not hooked up yet, thats because it will eat me alive. yes. having a broadband is like suicide to me, instant death with no quick-cam reply, nothing, i will immerse into download ...
     
  4. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

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    I'm on a fast broadband line that hovers around 8MBPS dl but I may get Verison FiOs soon, which is about 15MBPS iirc.
     
  5. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I could have sworn I saw a topic like this before. Me have teh dialz, getting high-speed very soon. Like next week. Finally.
     
  6. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    yeah, there was a topic like this about 2 months ago where there was me an another guy who were on dial upz and I think I'm the only one, the chosen one for ... dial up!
     
  7. DarkAura

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    Over there.
  8. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    I have 1.5MB broadband. Your poll fails.
     
  9. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

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    See that hole in your wall?
    Seconded.

    1 Mbps here. Only thing higher that's available is 1.5, but I tried it for a while and didn't see any difference.
     
  10. Moots
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    BAH Broadband lite 1-1.5 is awful

    You guys aren't windstream customers are you?
     
  11. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

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    See that hole in your wall?
    DSL from local phone company.
    And it's better than dial up.
     
  12. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

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    I'm way better than Dial-Up at 768k, but still not anywhere near some Cable users. Your poll does fail.
     
  13. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    8Mb adsl2 here, wish they built the exchange nearer to me so I could get faster (speed can go up to 24mb). Can get 20Mb cable here as well , but don't fancy virgin's monkeys drilling holes in my wall to install it.
     
  14. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    who is the other dial up user beside me? I DYE to know how he "achieves" his roms.
     
  15. webyugioh

    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Same here, but worse.
    I'm on 256K DSL.
    Better than dial-up, but only slightly.
     
  16. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    That isn't broadband. The FCC just reclassified "Broadband" as being 768 or higher.
     
  17. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

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    Guess I make it just barely.
     
  18. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Ah, the story of your life.
     
  19. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    This poll phails.
    I got a shared 1 mbps connection only because our building doesn't support internets..