How fast was your first internet connection?

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How fast was your first *home* internet connection?

4,800 or slower
3
30%
9,600
2
20%
14,400
3
30%
19,200
0
No votes
28,800
1
10%
56,000
1
10%
ISDN
0
No votes
DSL
0
No votes
Cable or faster
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 10

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Notorious
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Re: How fast was your first internet connection?

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oceanvue wrote:
did any of them ever get lucky?
I'm sure they did eventually, none with me though.
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SoMelo
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Notorious wrote: that dial up sound is my ringtone, brings back nostalgia man of going into chat rooms, talking dudes up then revealing that I was a 9 year old boy.
Hah.. its my ringtone too. It's always a crack up to see peoples response. Another good ringtone is the ladies voice "the number you have reached is no longer in service".
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18echo
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My first connection, summer of 1997 fluctuated between 14.4 and 28k.
I started with AOL, but soon found hacks to use NetZero and BlueLight for free without the banner ads.
Everyone I knew who had AOL had to use Juno for email for better reliability.

I also bought a PocketMail device when they first came out, as I traveled quite a bit.
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1200 baud dialup. Painful at best.
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