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Need help choosing new dial-up provider

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#1 ghead


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hi, well I have aol right now and I'm constantly getting connection problems and if I try to download anything it eventually always cuts off the download if it takes more than an hour and anything downloaded through dial up takes more than an hour lol. I had netzero before aol but they were even worse as far as trying to keep long downloads going and just staying connected at all was a nightmare with netzero. Aol has been pretty much a nightmare from the beginning just like netzero.

I was wondering if there is any dial-up provider that won't disconnect or freeze your downloads if they take a couple of hours to download etc... and a provider that won't disconnect constantly from just regular surfing too would also be nice.

I'm not looking for any dsl and only for a dial-up service that runs $10 a month.


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

I think you will have the same problem with any dial-up ISP when you download files that take hours.

Especially for less than $10 per month.

You get what you pay for.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:59 AM

You might consider Juno. I used it a number of years ago and was quite satisfied with it at the time.


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

One consideration with dial up is that your home telephone wiring may be a contributing factor. If it is in the least an older line or possibly has a lot of splices or old extensions connected that generates 'noise' on the signal. The best type of dial up connection is one that has a single 'home run' from the service box outside to a single jack inside. No splices, no extra jacks for extensions.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:13 PM


I know your question is asking for another dial up service but once upon a time I used aol and here's a few thoughts which may or may not help:
1-In Network and Sharing Center is the modem configured to never hang up or is it set to hang up after XX number of minutes; if the later change it to never hang up and see if that makes any difference.

2-If you have call waiting on your telephone this can interfere and cause dropped connections; try disabling and downloading, any difference.

3-A while back I had aol and they had a web accelerator and that did increase download speeds - do you use any web accelerators or download managers.

4-On dialup, I always found that to download a large file - hour(s) - I did nothing else on that computer, so there was nothing else to take away the focus from the download.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

I know you said you are not looking for dsl, but it might be worth looking into.

Companies will generally have a low cost dsl plan. Most will offer it for a very good price for the first year.

If this is something you want to investigate, just make sure you read the fine print and find out if you will get locked into a contract.

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