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is anyone here using that new 3g dialup from netzero,if so how is it?
 

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dukenukem said:
is anyone here using that new 3g dialup from netzero,if so how is it?
The keyword being dialup, my bet is it still sucks hardcore.
 

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these "seconday names" added to dialup connections are hype. There's nothing there except better/more caching. AOL "HIGH SPEED" and AOL "IMPROVED" and all the other AOL secondary names are just bloated hype and there's nothing to it. Same goes for this "3g" thing. Do you really think it's any faster than their standard? It can only still download at a MAX of like 52Kb/s. That's kilobits! not kilobytes. The max download in kilobytes i believe is like 6.3KB/s.. I regularly get hundreds of KB/s with cable.
 

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I think they had a thing on techtv that said that some of them compress images down before its sent from their servers (the isps) to your computer. so you needed to use their browser and it didnt help with normal downloads
 

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There should be a "learn more" link on the homepage that tells you everything that it does. Their new 3g dialup isn't a new browser or anything nice like that. It just uses the image and website compression that is already there. It actually makes use of it, that's all. The other thing that it said it gives you is the "always on" connection. Which isn't true either. You tell it to check the internet at times you decide (like when you're at work or sleeping at night) and it downloads whatever you want it to. From email to actual websites. Here's the link, just go to the FAQ tab on the product information part and it tells you everything it does and doesn't.

http://account.netzero.net/s/landing?action=viewProduct&productId=iso-acc-monthly&cf=sellpage

I have their platinum account while my parents just signed up for their highspeed one (they dropped their cable account due to problems with adelphia). I didn't even notice a difference even between those 2. It's still slow...
 

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I think they had a thing on techtv that said that some of them compress images down before its sent from their servers (the isps) to your computer. so you needed to use their browser and it didnt help with normal downloads
That's basically what NetZero HiSpeed was as well. I used that for about a month when I didn't have a permanent internet, and it was fine for forums and your occasionaly light browsing, but that was about it. the BEST I got on that for a download rate was about 3-5kb/s.

What info I found on their page is no different than what they used to have listed about NetZero HiSpeed (regular). Actually, this doesn't seem new at all. It seems like they made a change or two to regular HiSpeed NetZero and replaced it with a new name.

If you absolutely MUST be stuck with dial-up, NetZero is what I would personally reccomend based on price and service and whatnot, but that's not saying it's good compared to DSL/cable either.
 

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Hmph... luckily, I haven't been forced back to Dialup, but I had to give up Cable a while back. Honestly, I don't miss it. My DSL has actually been better for gaming than cable was, even with the reduction in bandwidth.

What did it for me is actually a bit unusual - most people wouldn't care. No cable provider in my area offered a restriction-free connection with a static IP. Hence, I could get Adelphia, but I could not run Apache on it easily (blocked port 80)... nor could I guarantee that the IP I had one day would be the IP I'll have tomorrow. I could request those things, however, with DSL. Hence, I moved over.

Almost got into a fight with my cable company:

"Yeah, we stopped blocking port 80, you can come back now. Have a month free."

"Ok, sounds good... Hey, you're blocking port 80! I came back because you said you stopped!"

"Oops, someone lied. Just unhook your connection, drive to our nearest (1 hour drive) facility and drop off the equipment." (luckily, I still had my DSL service, so I didn't lose my internet connection)

"grumble grumble... OK, I'm outta here. I expect there won't be a bill, and I won't be coming back"

"OK, sir."

And I don't think I'll try again. I don't like being lied to.
 
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