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DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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reply to IIgs

Re: Need emergency Internet options (for 10+ days)

said by IIgs:

Due to circumstances, I will be staying at a house for 10 days which has NO Internet services whatsoever (or TV for that matter, argh), just a POTS telephone landline.

Oh, the pain of it all! Welcome to the reality of many in Canada.
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zed173

join:2010-07-17
Mississauga, ON
said by DKS:

Oh, the pain of it all! Welcome to the reality of many in Canada.

How does that help or answer the OP's question at all? He didn't ask what the reality was for "many in Canada".

Anyway, yes Bell does offer dial up still included with highspeed. Alternatively barring using WIFI (as previously mentioned) at Starbucks or wherever, you could purchase a data stick from your cell carrier of choice as well.


DKS
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said by zed173:

said by DKS:

Oh, the pain of it all! Welcome to the reality of many in Canada.

How does that help or answer the OP's question at all? He didn't ask what the reality was for "many in Canada".

Anyway, yes Bell does offer dial up still included with highspeed. Alternatively barring using WIFI (as previously mentioned) at Starbucks or wherever, you could purchase a data stick from your cell carrier of choice as well.

sorry, zero sympathy for those who take high speed internet access for granted, unlike those of us who are in rural areas and who may or may not have high speed access at all.

Bell allows 10 hours of dialup access per month for their high speed users. See here for more.

Bell's dialup POP numbers here.

BTW, both Bell and Rogers allow full returns of data sticks within ten days, but only if you can't get service. Lots of places around Ontario and Quebec are like that. In one case, outside of Mont Laurier, in Quebec, there is no high speed service whatsoever. Telebec will not put it in. The municipality finally put in a WAP at the local church and people bring their laptops to the church parking lot. In the other, in Ontario, I am fighting with TELUS, who swear I can get service, but I have proof I can't.

BTW, Starbucks are also not universal, either. My nearest one is more than an hour away. Tim Horton's has wireless, but it is very slow. So does McDonald's, but likewise, very, very slow.

And unless a laptop has a dialup moden, a USB modem will run $25.
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zed173

join:2010-07-17
Mississauga, ON
Pretty sure no one was asking for your sympathy. I'm sure most of us are aware rural areas don't always have high speed (where my mom lives she didn't until last year). That being said, I fail to see what got your panties in a bunch over some guy asking how to temporarily get some form of Internet access at all (note he did ask for dial up OR highspeed).


DKS
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said by zed173:

Pretty sure no one was asking for your sympathy. I'm sure most of us are aware rural areas don't always have high speed (where my mom lives she didn't until last year). That being said, I fail to see what got your panties in a bunch over some guy asking how to temporarily get some form of Internet access at all (note he did ask for dial up OR highspeed).

No one absolutely needs internet for ten days. Internet is a convenience, not a mandatory service. Sorry you and the OP don't get that.
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donoreo
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North York, ON
said by DKS:

said by zed173:

Pretty sure no one was asking for your sympathy. I'm sure most of us are aware rural areas don't always have high speed (where my mom lives she didn't until last year). That being said, I fail to see what got your panties in a bunch over some guy asking how to temporarily get some form of Internet access at all (note he did ask for dial up OR highspeed).

No one absolutely needs internet for ten days. Internet is a convenience, not a mandatory service. Sorry you and the OP don't get that.

Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!
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an0nym0us

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Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!

Some _adults_ said the world would end on december 21 2012, and we are still here arguing.
You might kill two birds with one stone if you go talk to your neighbours.


DKS
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reply to donoreo
said by donoreo:

Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!

Just because people (including teens) see it that way doesn't mean that it is reality.
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donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON
said by DKS:

said by donoreo:

Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!

Just because people (including teens) see it that way doesn't mean that it is reality.

Reality is perception. They see it that way. Yes, of course they are idiots, but that is beside the point
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The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
A kitten dies every time someone uses "then" and "than" incorrectly.
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


AVD
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reply to DKS
said by DKS:

said by donoreo:

Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!

Just because people (including teens) see it that way doesn't mean that it is reality.

You avatar matched you post.
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DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by AVD:

said by DKS:

said by donoreo:

Lots of people see it as "needed". Tell a teen they will not have the internet for 10 days! End of the world!

Just because people (including teens) see it that way doesn't mean that it is reality.

You avatar matched you post.

Always does.
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lugnut

@communications.com
reply to DKS
said by DKS:

said by zed173:

Pretty sure no one was asking for your sympathy. I'm sure most of us are aware rural areas don't always have high speed (where my mom lives she didn't until last year). That being said, I fail to see what got your panties in a bunch over some guy asking how to temporarily get some form of Internet access at all (note he did ask for dial up OR highspeed).

No one absolutely needs internet for ten days. Internet is a convenience, not a mandatory service. Sorry you and the OP don't get that.

I strongly disagree. Some form of basic internet connectivity is pretty much a requirement these days for any sort of government or corporate information and even tight asses like Ontario Works or ODSP won't look twice these days at a $50 a month internet bill in a financial audit.

Perhaps 15 years ago it was less common and somewhat frivolous but in today's world, being without a net connection is the equivalent of being without basic phone service.