Post by Michael Trew Post by Michael Trew
V.34 and V.90 are quite familiar to me. I have a Windows 3.11 computer
here that I occasionally fire up and connect via an internal V.34 modem
(to a 20 hour/month dial up service) for the fun of it. The budget dial
up services are all but gone now.
I have unlimited dial-up service through this ISP at 12.95/mo (less if you pay
in advance for six or twelve months). They use an outside company that
maintains a nation-wide network of access points. I'm far away from their
office, yet I dial a local number. They also offer newsgroups via NNTP, again
through a third party.
Which ISP? DSL Extreme?
I had their basic DSL package via AT&T lines some time ago. I couldn't
move it to a new house with me because they grandfathered the service.
I bent AT&T's arm backwards, and they sold me a 3 meg DSL connection
that I'm using now. As I understand it, AT&T is no longer selling
standard DSL now either. Of course, I lost DSL Extreme newsgroups when
I couldn't move the service, so I use Eternal September now. I wasn't
aware that they still sold dial-up service.