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  1. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    ...Have you had the internet? and who was your first ISP? (Internet Service Provider.)

    I've had it for 6 years now. 3 years on dial up. My first ISP was AOL and it was on Dial-up. As yes, I remember the dial tone as you connect and the moans from my parents to get off so they could use the phone. Then i got broadband for 3 years.
     
  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    i first had internet 7 yrs ago (i tink). i used altavista for free dialup or something.
     
  3. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

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    Internet - More than 10 years by now.
    Broadband - A little more than 2 years.

    We went straight from 56k to 8Mb/s in a week [​IMG]
     
  4. Skye07

    Skye07 GBAtemp Fan

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    I've had interwebs since I was about 8/9/10ish or so (1998-2000). I remember having dialup 56kbps and then around 2000 we got ADSL. I don't have to tell you guys the first ISP because you probably won't know Belgian ones anyways ^^
     
  5. War

    War Take it easy~

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    These threads are getting old, fast.

    My original ISP was some South American provider, and I've had the internet ever since I can remember.
     
  6. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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  7. Talaria

    Talaria ...

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    Gah xalphax. The video autoplayed and i didn't see it. And my speakers were right beside my wireless modem which then led to me hearing the dial sound and exclaiming "wtf!" my modem shouldn't be making those sounds, sounds like a dial up sound. Which then led me to turn off my modem and reset it. Hahaha thanks for the scare.

    Well didn't get internet til about 2002 which was with Paradise (which was then brought out by Telstra Clear/Clear.net). And stuck with it til last year when finally got adsl. Gotta love only being able to go on msn for 15-20 mins as can't go on internet too long or someone might phone. No one ever did =/.
     
  8. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    ;_; sorry mate, didn't mean to!
     
  9. Talaria

    Talaria ...

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    I found it entertaining and was laughing after i realised how stupid i was.
     
  10. VISHI SO FISHI

    VISHI SO FISHI Cricket My love!

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    A kindom far far away!
    Had it for since i was born, and lol that auto play of the vid scared me!
     
  11. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    I have had internet for over 10 years I think (dial up) and it was a local company after that we got high speed internet I think it was 3 Meg down service and I got that 7 or 8 years ago from there upgraded to 5 meg service, then we moved down to 1.5 meg service from AT&T than back to dial up shortly as we were about to move then we got 1.5 meg again 2-3 years ago then we moved to 5 meg service, then I moved again and was with out internet for a couple days... Which I than had 5 meg service for about half a year which I then upgraded to 10 meg service for about the same price I was paying for my previous service.... I then upgraded to 16 meg service which I pay less for then the 10 meg...


    Yea thats my internet history.
     
  12. Joujoudoll

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    I got dial-up internet for the first time back in 1992... I got broadband back in 2001.
     
  13. Seven

    Seven oh hell no

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    Dialup from 1998~2000, 2004~2008 -- DSL. I haven't been on the Internet for a long period from 2000.
     
  14. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    I've been online since around the time when I was 15 (1995) I started out connecting on 56k, like many people. Once I got my own first computer (97) I was using ISPs like netzero (which used to actually be free) and bluelight (k-mart's free ISP) I got DSL for the first time about '98, and I absolutely had a blast. No longer did I need to tie up my dad's phone line to download my music all night, and I could get songs in only 5 minutes a piece.
    Since then I've gone from high-speed, to dial-up, back to high speed, back to dial-up, et cetera, ad nauseum as the economy and my employment fluxed.
    Believe it or not, I'm actually using dial-up to type this .
     
  15. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    6 years [​IMG]
     
  16. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    I remember having it since about 2000...