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# 136327 23-Nov-2013 10:29
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According to this article:

You can download 1.5Gb of data on dial up in 7 hours 26 min - anyone seen a 512kbps dialup plan?

By my maths it would take more than 63 hours

They also say that on a 100mbps UFB plan you can download 1.5Gb in a couple of seconds when in fact it would take several minutes.

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  # 939420 23-Nov-2013 10:37
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Yep, best theoretical case scenario would be about 62 hours, 25 mins. Real world, I never saw a modem actually connect at 56kb/s, so probably closer to 70 hours.

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  # 939424 23-Nov-2013 10:46
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Someone's mixing up units! (GigaByte/Gigabit)


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  # 939525 23-Nov-2013 16:59
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Does ISDN count as dial-up? You'd need a 4-channel 128Kbps connection of course.

The bloke is in real estate, so inflated "creative" numbers would be a specialty.

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  # 939566 23-Nov-2013 17:38
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ISDN is an earlier version of DSL.

Dial up maxes out at about 18.5 megabytes per hour.

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