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    What types of internet connections do we use?

    Seeing we've been having a discussion about ISPs, I think it'd be interesting to see through what types of connections we access Aussiefrogs.

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    Wow. 154% of us have an internet connection. That is more than I would have guessed.
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    Not quite,

    Some of us use both types of connections.

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    ..and out of 9 dial-up users amongst us, 9 use 56k, and one uses 33.6k. :p
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    1.8% of registered members of Aussiefrogs have voted

    Interesting to note that we have so many on broadband. Maybe all the dialuppians couldn't be bothered voting

    Looks like two thirds of those who voted access Aussiefrogs from work - wonder what that does for productivity Better not let IT know, next thing they'll blacklist it along with various other classes of sites

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    Just out of interest, what's the number of active Aussiefroggers?

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    Justin,

    Being an online community I think we're likely to see a huge percentage of broadband users. For me, dialup is just plain stupid unless you're a very infrequent user, or simply can't get broadband for various reasons.

    We've used broadband in my home and business since 1999. First we used cable at home, and when ADSL became available in 2000, got it connected at work. We've now moved to ADSL at home because it's cheaper (albiet a little slower than cable).

    Doing the maths, broadband makes sense. Dialup.. $25-$30/mth for your account, plus (if you're online alot) another phone line ($24.90/mth). Add 3 calls a day at ~20c and that's another ~$20/mth. That's $75 a month or thereabouts. For the same money, you can disconnect your second phone line, get ~10gb a month data transfer with a higher speed and have a permanent connection. It's easy to see why broadband use is taking off.

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    We've only had cable for just over a year - I managed to survive on dial up for over 7 years A bit late to the party, given that we were in the first few suburbs rolled out with Telstra cable. The dial up is still around for all those times when Big Pond Cable gives up the ghost and the extra email addresses used for donkeys years

    Dial up isn't too bad for browsing forums as the data compression on modems copes very well with HTML, but broadband is the way to go. It saves you time as well. As I say to people, it's a bit like air travel. Once you travel First or Business Class, it's just too hard to go back to Economy

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    i just flicked over to ADSL last week after 9 years of dial up
    yes i was a little slow at changing over but i got there in the end
    now people are happy when they call me as they can get through on the land line instead of getting the engaged signal and then calling the mobile
    the change over only took 8 days and that was including a weekend so really it was damn quick
    BTW for those that are on ADSL currently my provider (whome i'm an agent for) is offering free connection for anyone who wants to sign up
    and also offering a discount to fellow froggers
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    i forgot to add
    if you get in touch with david from nella just mention my name (pugrambo or sean white) from aussiefrogs and all you need then is proof of aussiefrog membership for the discount
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    I've had cable at home for about three or four years now, graciously paid for by work dance Ahh, the silly days when one month when it was a free for all, then the next it was strict limits and caps, then no limit but a cap, then a limit but no cap .. (guess which cable provider I'm with :p )

    Occasionally I've had to use dialup over a weekend away, or during a week when I'm elsewhere .. the first hour or two, it feels as though "this isn't so bad", and then after that it's more a case of, "damn, I need cable.." wink

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    pugrambo,

    I might just do that when our Telstra ADSL contract expires in November here at work.

    Pity Justin hadn't started this thread a month ago when I signed up with iiNet at home.

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    I'm still enduring dial-up although I haven't found it to be too bad. Like Justin said, for forums dial-up is fine, it's only when I'm looking at large pictures, or downloading mp3s or other files that it's slow going.

    I roughly totalled up how much we pay per month, and including phone and internet costs we pay around $30 per month. We don't have a second phone line because we don't receive that many calls at home anyway, so dialing-in on our one phone line hasn't been too much of a hassle.

    $60 a month for broadband is great, can't really afford it at the moment though. I will keep in mind your offer though, pugrambo, if we do decide to get ADSL.

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    there are plans as low os $49/month but <a href="http://www.nella.net.au/flatrateadsl.php" target="_blank">here</a> are the flat rate plans
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    Keep the votes rolling in, it costs nothing but a few seconds of your time Your identity isn't revealed either.

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    I am with silverexec,

    I am an online nut spending most weeknight online.

    I would love dialup but I have one phone line and I seem to cope. Slow but useable I guess
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