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A dial up service that does not auto disconnect?

Hi Folks,

I live in a rural area where no broadband, except satellite that I can't afford, is available. I am looking for an unlimited dial up service that will give me at least 14 to eighteen, preferably twenty-four, hours before it auto disconnects me.

Both Earthlink and Verizon claim they do not auto disconnect, but in spite of these claims, Verizon disconects me in seven hours, and Earthlink does it in twelve. Neither of these unlimited plans from either company is cheap. And, if I'm downloading a large file that cannot be resumed once the connection is broken, such as some audio files from my local library service, or some updates to prgrams and/or games, it it is very annoying.

Is there a way to keep a connection alive? Is there a service that meets the above requirements? Can anyone help? I'm at my wits end here.



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In reply to: A dial up service that does not auto disconnect?

There are events beyond the ISP's control as to hangups. For today, now and on the planet Earth what you want does not exist.

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In reply to: Unlikely.


thanks for the reply, but i do not believe this is not an auto disconnect from either Earthlink or Verizon. In each case, it happenes exactly on the dot, every seven hours for Verizon, and every 12 hours for Earthlink, no more, and no less. It hapens whether there is activity going on or not.

Since the price of the supposedly unlimited dial up from Verizon just went up two dollars, this is particularly aggrevating.

I'm not asking for a 24/7, always on, dial up connection. I just need an extra hour or two beyond twelve. I don't believe this is impossible, though I do accept it may be unlikely.


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In reply to: frustrating

I had this client that didn't want to go off dialup. But they couldn't get a Windows update in the time alloted. The workaround was to take the laptop to a wifi hotspot to get the update. Took all of 20 minutes including ordering of the coffee, cake and paying the bill.

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I recommend Download Accelator Manager. I used to use Opera's download software, but for some reason it doesn't start downloads at all anymore. I found Download Accelator Manager which does the same that Opera does. Both of them can resume the same download right at where the connection was broken. This is useful to download large files like one for AVG setup or whatever else is a large file. It can resume the download even after it has been reconnected.......

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