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Probably Last Of The Last - Dial Up's

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Senior Member
Jan 16, 2002
well it's been 2 years since i was told we'd have DSL soon, and am still on dial up. So here's the question; has anyone found a better part of the day or evening in which it's better to transmitt e-mail :?:

to date have found better use of this system in either early am or late pm to raise the least amount of problems - anyone else :?:

thanks in advance for any assitance :)


Richard Carlsen

Elite Member
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Licensed Appraiser
I actually will be getting DSL within a month. No cable out here in the sticks where I live but they did some new fiber optic in the development and we are getting DSL.

As far as transmission time goes, I usually send them when I'm eating lunch or taking a break. I have 3 lines coming into the house and usually use the personal line for internet but it has a tendency to run a little slower and drop off once in a while. What I do is put the Internet on the incoming business line and use it. That line rarely drops off and if anyone calls during lunch, they get a busy signal and call back later. Often in the evenings, we can't get on the net at all as all the lines are busy. I usually download MLS early in the morning, check BB's, news and e-mail and then if there are any reports to go out, send them then.

When you have dial-up, you just have to send them when you can I guess.

Terrel L. Shields

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Gold Supporting Member
May 2, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
One of the arguments made by the FCC chief in senate hearings was the fact that less than 20% of people have access to DSL although the Telecom companies have laid huge excess and dupicated capacity in the telephone network.

Most of that high speed access comes not thru the phone co. but the cable co. The "last mile" problem according to the Chief was A- cable is unregulated thus have an advantage over the phone co. and B- nobody really "thunk" much about that last mile at affordable prices. I am one who could use the service because I live 4 miles from the telephone exchange and cable is not available.

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