The benefit of dail up for me is that I pay much less.
You voluntarily went for Dial-up???
I don't know where you live but I'm very surprised to hear you can save money with Dial-up. You pay by the minute with Dial-up. I'd think you can find a cheap 256Kbps/512Kbps/1Mb deal for less than Dial-up costs you. That's how it is in The UK anyway.
Find one with a low cap too (say 1Gb).
South East Asia is annoyingly years behind the West for Broadband. I hear you're lucky if you can even get it and because of that they charge for it. It's dirt cheap in the UK.
This will be the only way I can hook up to the internet shortly. ADSL or Cable needs a location to connect to, where as dial up just needs a phone line.
ADSL works over a phone line, it's cable that doesn't.
Granted it needs to be a Digital line though, but again depending where you live most of Europe (I think) has had ADSL compatible lines for years.
Dial up here is at 56 Kbps
I'd be surprised if you connect at that every time though. It always was "up to 56Kbps" when in reality you're lucky if you can get 50Kbps.
I can get that in my area, maybe 30Mb but it costs a bomb so I use 8Mb from another provider.
8Mb is the top most providers offer in the UK. To get 20Mb/30Mb you need to be on special networks.
Now I read in an article some time back that any standard copper phone line was only good to 33.6 kps, which is most likely why the 33.6 modem was introduced. The 56k modem I read also was mainly a sales gimmick.
If the copper line is only analogue then yes correct you can only get 33.6Kbps but on a digital copper line you can in theory get 56Kbps, but usually it's 44-50Kbps.EDIT:
This thread is ancient
Edited by bradavon, 14 February 2008 - 06:04 AM.