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Dial-up vs Broadband

by forbesjrw / July 25, 2012 6:46 AM PDT

I am using NZ . I want to go Broadband.
I am paying for 'TIME'
Using Broadband you pay for data.
How can I compare both?
Connection: 48-49.2K
Download: 2-5K
One hour: Received 284M Sent 14M
Online: 4-6 hours / day 7days

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If one was to compare.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2012 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Dial-up vs Broadband

It could be to compare the monthly cost of each. How does that compare? And do you need the extra speed?

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Cost dial-up vs Broadband
by forbesjrw / July 26, 2012 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: If one was to compare.

Cost of Dial-up $13 /mo
Looking at Broadband cost $25 /mo (plus $45 modem cost), for 200M data.
1G of data would be $35 /mo; 2G $45 /mo. I use 200M in less than 20 min.?
Would 1G be to little or to much?
People send me a 12M picture. I reply 'using dial-up'. They reply 'worth the wait !'. NO
Grandson asked "what's dial-up?"

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Ahh, that broadband!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2012 4:51 AM PDT

If this is the Cellular Broadband such as the ones with the USB sticks then the rates are that high.

My mom has some DSL basic access that is a lot better than dialup without the costs you listed. Let's find that one. shows 14.95 a month without that 200MB limit.

So is it worth 2 bucks more a month to you?

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That Broadband
by forbesjrw / July 26, 2012 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh, that broadband!

That works for me!

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As they say.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2012 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: That Broadband

"Keep shopping." Somewhere there's a deal that works for you.

This is the one mom has.

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As they say
by forbesjrw / July 26, 2012 7:36 AM PDT
In reply to: As they say.

Spoke to soon.
DSL not available in ' ' area.
Will 'keep shopping'

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2012 7:39 AM PDT
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by forbesjrw / July 27, 2012 2:22 AM PDT
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I am in the area.
No child. I earn to much. I tried Senior, help there.
The program seems to good to be true, for those who qualify.
Will keep trying.

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