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BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

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BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

... and they have a special 0800 number their users can call to get assistance in doing so:
http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/general/t/4243356-re-bt-yahoo-dial-up-to-close.html
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

I wasn't aware that Plusnet still offered a dial up service
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Pretty certain they're referencing Essentials.
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

These calls will be going to BT who will talk the customer through their options and if needed sign up to Plusnet for dial-up.
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Quote from: Oldjim
I wasn't aware that Plusnet still offered a dial up service

See https://portal.plus.net/my.html?s=0&action=refresh_browser - the number to use is there.
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Now - is it  worth buying a dial up modem which will work under Windows 7  Grin
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Now thats an interesting point you make OJ..
I heard that windows 7 doesn't suport usb modems. Can anyone confirm this? - It seems odd to me that just after the release of usb 3G modems that mickeysoft would drop support for them (but admittedly I've never tried it on my win7 PC). Have PCI modems been dropped?
AFAIK modems and dial up modems are the same thing with the exception of the speed they can handle.
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Would it be possible to run a dial-up modem in parallel with an ADSL modem to squeeze that tiny bit of extra bandwidth out of a long line (since the dial-up modem presumably only uses the voice frequencies so both signals could be on the same line at the same time)Huh?
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Quote from: Oldjim
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/56K-V92-USB-FAX-DATA-Dialup-Modem-For-Window-7-32-64Bit-/270566547587

I guess what I read was wrong then! It did seem very odd at the time and I remember thinking it was a strange thing for MS to do considering the numerous ways of connecting to the web these days..
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

Dialup... Tested it from the office last week, some of our laptops still have modems in, the latency was 3 seconds when I measured it by pinging Google  Shocked
I was trying to watch a YouTube video at the same time...
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

LOL
Yeah I remember trying to watch youtube videos on dialup years ago lol. It was easier to hit pause and let it carry on downloading the stream and then hit play when it had finished.
I suppose in a way we should be grateful for youtube as its helped ISPs to see the future and brought us faster and cheaper connections  Smiley
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

You're still missing it aren't you....
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

I might just have to set that as the startup sound for my new Win8 laptop ......
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Re: BT are recommending some of their users move to Plusnet!

@Strat I still prefer this one -
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