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by autumlite / January 22, 2011 10:08 PM PST

Where I live I am eligible for dial up internet from ATT only.I was told when it is profitable for them, I would have DSL access.I had Hughes Net for a couple of years but do to poor health was forced to retire and thus dropped Hughes net due to cost.My old HP laptop is on it's last leg and I need to buy another but have been told that I can't use dial up with new laptops. What are those who have no choice but dial up, to do?

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can't use dial up with new laptops? BS . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 23, 2011 5:46 AM PST
In reply to: Dialup

With the qualifier - modem. I haven't kept up with the newer models, but all you need is a dial up modem. This can be one that is built in to the laptop, or two different add-ons.

Search for a laptop with a built in modem. There must be some out there.

Add-on modems are prolific, being PCMCIA or USB. Either will work with a lsptop that contains a PCMCIA slot or USB port. As simple as installing the software drivers.

Whoever told you this is not up to speed. My high-end IBM ThinkPad has a built in dial-up modem, and even my 1997 ThinkPad will accept a PCMCIA modem.

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can't use dial up with new laptops? BS . . . - New!
by autumlite / January 23, 2011 9:15 PM PST

Thank you so much for the quick and helpful response. Actually it was an ATT service technician who told me that.That should tell me something. Again,much thanks. Jean

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You're quite welcome . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 23, 2011 9:35 PM PST

Makes me sad the AT&T person told such a lie.

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