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The Internet Goes Down


Crosstrainer2
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Only a temporary VM outage in my area, all fixed almost before I'd phoned them to report it. Got me thinking of just how much a part of life, and just how dependent I am on it.

All my shopping, from food to well the nice new iPad stand that arrived this morning banking, most communication all relying on that fibre optic connection, and a bunch of servers.

Does pay as you go dialup still exist? I think I might invest in a USB 56k modem in order to have a stand-by probably won't happen again, but you never know.

Makes me wonder what I'd do if there was no affordable connection.

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Quickbeam

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I've been getting a few of those lately form VM, any idea why?

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Quickbeam

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I have a Vodafone usb BB dongle for emergency and away from home use.

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interzone55

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Tesco still offers dial-up internet access

https://register.tesco.net/productpicker/welcome?submit.x=0&submit.y=0

You can usually find plenty of old 56k modems at car boot sales

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cycoze

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Just a couple of weeks ago I popped round to see someone and order them BB over their dialup connection, I forgot just how slow it was compared to a 2mb BB connection.

A lot of people would freak if they lost the Internet, it plays such a huge part in our lives today.

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woodchip

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My HP Laptop as Ethernet Socket and Dial Up Socket plus WiFi

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Autoschediastic

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Im with VM got their 50meg deal and ive been having connection issues on games and what not, i fully agree with Crosstrainer2 when the net does go down its incredible how isolated we become without it, the internet has become a global phenomenon to almost everyone that uses it...

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Crosstrainer2

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Quickbeam

I think they may be upgrading servers, but this was an outage at Thier end, it's normally reliable, but I think I will get modem. I do of course have my data plan for my iPhone, so I wasn't internetless.....A new word? Lol.

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lotvic

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My standby dial up is http://emergencyinternet.com/ it's just pay as you go 0845 rate on your phone bill

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Crosstrainer2

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lotvic

Perfect....Just in case!

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lucky1

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Thanks for that link lotvic. Appreciated.

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