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  # 1376346 30-Aug-2015 10:41
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pdath: I think you might be missing the point of going on Holiday in such a spot.

If the business was going to suffer without that small amount of daily input then a lot of people may say they can't go to that nice place but worth trying to get both.

I would be checking before I went that the type of connectivity available is going to be adequate. We know that a lot/most websites are no longer usable over dialup.  Even mobile versions have bloated as the mobile bandwidth increases.  Email plain text is small amount of data but a picture says 1000 words and unfortunately unless there is an intermediate server that is shrinking images that full resolution photo in the email just won't get through.  Maybe some lean webmail clients will do better job.  

If there is 3G nearby I would have thought that was a better option than dialup - at least seems it may be backup.  Enjoy the holiday !

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  # 1376582 30-Aug-2015 19:59
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darylblake: We tried to rate shape someone on our home network to 64kbps (which is faster than what v.92 56k modems do) and seriously the web was unusable these days unless you want to do something like telnet/ssh. I guess the web has just changed soo much in even the last 5 years.




From what I understand (which is little) rate shaping can make connections much slower than they actually are.

 

If you stop everything else on your PC from thrashing the network (autoupdates especially) 56kbps will be just enough to browse (disable images) and send/receive emails (avoid media attachments). 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1377483 1-Sep-2015 02:31

The main problem with browsing on a slow connection is bloody scripting. As it seems like every website has that script tag set that says to download everything first before displaying the page. I haven't been able to figure out how to overide it.





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  # 1377495 1-Sep-2015 07:29
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I believe that Telecom/Spark shut down their dial-up equipment at the start of the year. I'm not sure who/if anyone else was running systems that companies could use for a dial-up system, most companies where just running it off the back of Telecom/Spark's wholesale equipment, it was generally just used as a backup system as there are many more rural solutions now that are actually usable.

Ya might be a little stuffed.

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  # 1377655 1-Sep-2015 11:51
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Lazarui: I believe that Telecom/Spark shut down their dial-up equipment at the start of the year. I'm not sure who/if anyone else was running systems that companies could use for a dial-up system, most companies where just running it off the back of Telecom/Spark's wholesale equipment, it was generally just used as a backup system as there are many more rural solutions now that are actually usable.

Ya might be a little stuffed.


Spark Wholesale shut down their DialIP kit, yes. 

ICONZ transitioned to Vodafone Wholesale's offering and still offers dial-up (It's not prepay though).  Surprising the number of people who still use it.
Was entertaining finding engineers who knew how to make dialup work after all these years of not touching it, though!

(I work for ICONZ)




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  # 1377657 1-Sep-2015 11:55
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BlakJak:
Lazarui: I believe that Telecom/Spark shut down their dial-up equipment at the start of the year. I'm not sure who/if anyone else was running systems that companies could use for a dial-up system, most companies where just running it off the back of Telecom/Spark's wholesale equipment, it was generally just used as a backup system as there are many more rural solutions now that are actually usable.

Ya might be a little stuffed.


Spark Wholesale shut down their DialIP kit, yes. 

ICONZ transitioned to Vodafone Wholesale's offering and still offers dial-up (It's not prepay though).  Surprising the number of people who still use it.
Was entertaining finding engineers who knew how to make dialup work after all these years of not touching it, though!

(I work for ICONZ)


But Spark still do have their own Dialup kit for their own customers, just not Wholesaled anymore.

So you can get Dialup through Spark via your existing Fixed Broadband connection, existing Mobile Broadband or on it's own. It's just not a wholesaled product anymore.





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