Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Dialup

  1. #1
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,376
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked
    786 times in 355 posts

    Dialup

    I need a freephone dialup account for 1 month - anyone know of anyone doing 1 month contracts - I dont mind paying a fee for the month of course

  2. #2
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,039
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable
    I don't know of any ISP who provides freephone dialup anymore, they're all using special rate numbers such as 0845 now, even for the payed accounts
    That includes Demon and Zen, the two main business heavy weights. :/
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • geezerone's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870-UD3 (AM3)
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon II x4 640
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB and 2TB Seagate 7200.14
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX550
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 (64bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG W2442PA-BF
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet FTTC 40/10 'Unlimited'

    Dial Up

    Plusnet do a 1 month dial-up contract, either 'lite' (20hrs) or 'standard' (160hrs) which are £4.99 or £14.99 per month look : here for details.

    There are options for Premier (280hrs) or Premier+ (400hrs) but cost £29.99 and £39.99 respectively
    Last edited by geezerone; 27-06-2006 at 07:39 PM.
    Anantech Benchmarking Tool for CPU, GPU and SSDs

  4. #4
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,039
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable
    good call, the link you gave requires you to be authenticated
    http://www.plus.net/products/residen..._standard.html
    that works thou.

    That's not cheap, you'd have to be either in the ass-end middle of nowhere or insane to go for it :/
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • geezerone's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870-UD3 (AM3)
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon II x4 640
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB and 2TB Seagate 7200.14
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX550
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 (64bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG W2442PA-BF
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet FTTC 40/10 'Unlimited'
    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    That's not cheap, you'd have to be either in the ass-end middle of nowhere or insane to go for it :/


    £4.99 not bad though, and let's face it, who would want more than 20hours on dial-up?
    Anantech Benchmarking Tool for CPU, GPU and SSDs

  6. #6
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,039
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable
    you mean who could *stand* more than 20 hours on dialup? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  7. #7
    Almost in control. autopilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Region 2
    Posts
    4,071
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    Wanadoo (now Orange)? Thats what i use.

    Yep, stuck one dial-up, but it's not that bad. You just have to adapt (downloads over night etc). Onspeed really helps browsing too.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • geezerone's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870-UD3 (AM3)
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon II x4 640
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB and 2TB Seagate 7200.14
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX550
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 (64bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG W2442PA-BF
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet FTTC 40/10 'Unlimited'
    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous_dom
    Yep, stuck one dial-up, but it's not that bad. You just have to adapt (downloads over night etc). Onspeed really helps browsing too.
    -- No way! Once you've had a taste of BB (not that junk TV show), it really is THAT bad!
    Anantech Benchmarking Tool for CPU, GPU and SSDs

  9. #9
    Almost in control. autopilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Region 2
    Posts
    4,071
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    Yeah, i have had BB at my old house and use my friends and families connections plenty, so i know what i am missing.

    Trouble is, i live in a cottage in the countryside and for some reason i am connected to the wrong exchange. There is a BB enabled exchange quite close, i have asked but BT wont switch me over. The one i am on has about 8 miles of poor line between my house it it.

    If anyone has any ideas as to how i could get BT to sort this out, i would love to know!

  10. #10
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,039
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable
    bribes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  11. #11
    Senior Member kasavien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    1,829
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked
    104 times in 49 posts
    similar situation really, me and my parents are stuck on dial up, can't get BB on our line due to a DACS device on the line which allows 2 phone lines on 1 cable. again if anyone knows of a solution to this that allows us to keep the 2nd line then i would love you long time

  12. #12
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,039
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable
    well, the problem is ADSL itself splits the signal between a telephone signal and data signal over 1 line, i don't think the two are compatable afaik. You could use a VoIP service like SkypeOut and have a second virtual phoneline, much cheaper too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  13. #13
    Senior Member kasavien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    1,829
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked
    104 times in 49 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    well, the problem is ADSL itself splits the signal between a telephone signal and data signal over 1 line, i don't think the two are compatable afaik. You could use a VoIP service like SkypeOut and have a second virtual phoneline, much cheaper too.
    Its the incoming calls we need too, not sure how thats handled on VOIP, and currently we have the 2 lines using the same phone number, and besides educating my parents on how to use VOIP sounds like too much hassle

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Dialup Passwords
    By [GSV]Trig in forum Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2005, 11:03 AM
  2. dialup or other networking with nokia 6680
    By 8bit in forum Smartphones and Tablets
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-10-2005, 04:36 PM
  3. Unusual question. Dialup and wireless laptop
    By Flibb in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-04-2004, 09:09 PM
  4. XP Dialup
    By Raz316 in forum Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-03-2004, 02:15 PM
  5. For some reason my dialup went 5 times faster but only for a few minutes.
    By Private Pyle in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-09-2003, 03:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •