ANSWERS: 32
  • I lived for a time in a rural area where that was the only thing available. Thankfully, I moved.
  • It was my only choice till a month ago, i live 25 miles from a big city. Now i got DSL and it's great !
  • Got a friend that lives about 5 miles from a small town. The small town is wired, but where he lives isn't. So he uses dialup. Only other choice is satellite and they don't want that.
  • in our country is mostly a cost issue, dial up is half the price of broadband, as well in some isolated areas, they cant receive broadband.
  • same here its dialup or satellite and just can't afford the cost right now. DSL is about 2 miles away
  • It's cheaper
  • Maybe because it's cheaper.
  • Its all some can afford..
  • It's cheap, but if you buy cheap you get cheap.
  • I didn't even think that still existed. XD But I guess it does for people who live in small or remote places, as cable seems to be pretty damn cheap in getting anywhere far. :/
  • In some places even Platinum Broadband seems like Dial Up. Mine is supposed to be superfast and sometimes AB is worse than Dial up. The speed is much better on other sites.
  • Most non-technical average joes are still convinced that AOL is the internet and you must dial a phone number to connect to it. Those who do understand you do not need to dial up to get online still believe AOL=Internet or that $10-14 per month for DSL/CABLE is more than the $11 they pay for dial up. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070618-att-launches-10-dsl-it-hopes-no-one-signs-up-for.html I know someone I switched from Dial Up to cable but still insists on launching AOL to access the net. Even though I installed Firefox He says it's impossible to get access any other way with out using the AOL software and believes you are being billed big money for using Firefox. Also the other day, I met a couple who said they were worried about hackers and were considering a MAC. MAC OS is even easier to hack than Windows, so I suggested Linux as the tougher more respected alternative. I told them it was free and they replied "We could not get that to install (in Windows), we are very happy with Firefox." Just as sad, is the old man I know whom I convinced to get (DSL) broadband because it was cheaper and faster; yet even years after it was installed he insists that a phone line must be plugged in to the dial-up modem or the internet won't work at all with out it.
  • There are still jurisdictions where in rural areas, DSL, Cable and Microwave broadband aren't available. So the only options are satellite (expensive) and dial-up.
  • i guess because of cost nubs, cause we all know you can throw up a wildblue dish anywhere. Plus then when they get dial-up they get to call there ISP and bitch about slow speeds...... har har
  • 1) Because landline phone connections are always more reliable overall than DSL, cable, wireless phone, and especially satellite Internet methods. When one of the latter three breaks down, usually the landline phone is still on and available for Internet. 2) Because when you travel, you can't always find a location with free wireless Internet or an Internet kiosk, but almost every location has a landline phone. 3) FREE Dial-up Internet Service Providers. You can't say "FREE" about Cable, DSL, or Satellite Internet Service Providers. This is the link to the AnswerBag Answer where I list some FREE Dial-up Internet Service Providers: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/4297123
  • A lot of people just check email and only want the absolute most basic internet possible, for why shell out the extra cash for a high speed service that you don't ever or hardly ever use?
  • My wife is perfectly happy with it. She can get her email, pay her bills, and, from time to time, retrieve some file. That is all she wants to do.
  • Not everyone has access to broadband or cable. And not everyone needs it, if all they do is check email.
  • Cost is an issue. Plus if I were to get DSL where I lived, I'd have to get a phone line as well so the price would be quadruple to what it's really worth.
  • i know of a few friends who still use it. iam a former dialup user myself. man, i struggled with it for 2 and a half years. in the last hours before the dialup unit died on me, i was ready to tear hairs out. i got it because at that time, the service was affordable. plus user friendly. dialup is very limited to what it can do on certain websites. but the good thing is, when i surfed cautionary sites, i couldnt catch viruses because i didnt have a hard drive.
  • Every time I look at the price of broadband, I think, "Nup. Not yet." So I try to avoid downloading pictures and videos. I really don't want to wait that long.
  • I can't figure it out. I didn't even bother with it when that's ALL there was! I just told myself, "if this is suppose to be a better more effecient way to retrieve/share/provide information?...."I'm waiting until It can get to me faster than I can walk to get it. I didn't "hook up" until Cable. Now "Dat's what I'm takin bout"......""No MEan"?
  • Stupid parents dont understand the new technology, so they are afraid of changing. My mom was afraid that just because we were always connected, that we would get tons of viruses and other things on our computer. Finally i explained it to her and we made the switch real fast.
  • If all you do is email and pay bills or chat Its good enough. I know people in the middle of the country still only have dial up available to them. Unless they go satelite
  • we are not charged when we are not surfing
  • it could be that its too slow,i now dial up uses your phone line,its aso the fact ou cannot use your phone while on dial up.
  • Speed I think. dial up internet has low speed than DSL
  • Some places give it away for free if you ask at your local library. And even though downloading may take hours or even days , without it there wouldn't be any downloading at all.
  • For alot of people around here who live past the edge of town it is all they can get.
  • Because it's awesomely cheep? +5
  • Some of us live in the sticks, and our only options are dial-up or satellite. We have HughesNet, but at times, it's as slow as dial-up. Not everyone has a reliable broadband option.

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