From Dial-Up To Broadband

I remember when I started using internet way back 1996, the only way to connect to the world wide web was dial-up access. The connection was via internal modem. Which was connected to a telephone line to dial an internet service provider, and folks, it was very very slow. But well, it didn’t bother me at all because I only used it for checking my emails, chat and reading news. And besides, there was no other connection available than dial-up that time.

Today, internet service providers are offering a wide range of products and services. BT for example offers a cheap broadband. They have three (3) different types of broadband packages to choose from, which I myself find very interesting. What attracts me most is Option 3, it’s a total WI FI. Option 3 is an ultimate package that includes a sleek looking Wireless BT Home Hub with BT Hub Phone and unlimited download allowance.

BT is by the way is UK’s largest broadband provider.

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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23 Responses

  1. K says:

    Ate Beng, I’m feeling the spirit of Xmas in your blog. It’s so beaaautiful – it blends well with the season.

    I had a wonderful year using a dial-up. How can’t we miss the sound of “dialing tone” as you connect? How can’t we miss the “your browser is loading”… like it’s going to take forever to load.

    I learned how to send an email (and that was the most exciting “online” past time) using a dial-up.

    I am now on my wifi and as if I am still using a Dial-up, except that I don’t need to pay for my connections (pag may nasagap, ayos, kapag wala, kulelat).

    I am purchasing a wifi-router for broadband access, kasi HK is now a WI-FIED city, so if I got this, I can now easily access internet headache-free and totally FREE.

    • Beng says:

      Hehehe, oo nga naman. How can we ever forget that sweet dialing sound :). My first internet experience is very memorable talaga.

      We’ve been using wifi-router since 2005 here at home. Meager ang chances mo ditong makagamit ng libreng connection dahil 99% of wifi users here are using key protection.

      Aside nalang sa mga areas na may hot spots šŸ™‚

  2. malinesky says:

    I don’t know where to put this comment, but again, your site is awesome! I love the christmas theme!

  3. malinesky says:

    Ooops, I forgot. Ate beng, I tagged you in my Meme#1:3 things I Won’t let Go. Thanks!

  4. scart says:

    ah oo naalala ko sakit sa ulo ang dial up LOL. pero kuntento na tayo dati. siguro kung gagamit tayo ng dial up ngayon baka ibato yung modem na may maingay na tunog hehehe. paskong pasko narin pala dito sa lunga mo ate bheng :bigsmile

    • Beng says:

      estorbo yong sound lalo na late at night tapos gusto mo pang mag online. hehehe gising ang mga sakop šŸ™‚

      pasko na nga eh…nakita ko sa yo din :bigsmile

  5. Ambo says:

    Hello Momski. Christmas na dito sa blog mo. Ang ganda naman. Me too naku dumaan sa pahirap ni Dial-up, as in sabi nga ni K, bukas pa matatapos pag nagdownload ka hahaha. Buti na lang nauso na ang broadband, wifi, router. Thanks sa technology hehe.

    Merry Christmas in advance Momski. Muah!

    PS. Meron pa palang xmas tree sa footer. Da best!

    • Beng says:

      hahaha, ambo lahat napupuna mo ha pati baba :). naranasan mo rin pala ang dial up. di ba’t super bagal na lagi pang napuputol. lalo na noon ang aol dito…grabe.

      advance merry christmas din…pero di ba’t magkikita pa naman tayo dito or sa yo days before christmas?

      • Ambo says:

        Hehehe e kasi di naman ako talaga blogger, judge ako bwahahaha. Kaya para sa akin naku itong blog mo panalo sa design! Sa tuwing hop ako dito, kelangan magba bow muna ako bago ko i click url mo hehehhe. Teka, di ko magets, ano ung msg mo sa huli? Naiwan ko iq ko sa cr kanina hahaha.

        • Beng says:

          hahahaha…siraaaa, naiwan kamo sa cr. ikaw talaga oo šŸ™‚

          ang ibig kong sabihon sa pansit ay magkikita pa tayo sa ating mga blog bago magpasko. ito may nadagdag pa sa isipan ko. just incase hindi tayo magkita sa blog (which i doubt) kita-kita tayo sa mata sometime in feb. or march. o say mo? sa ngayon…hiling ko sa yo, pls. ipanalangin mong manalo ako sa lotto. oy 43 milyones din yon ano? bukas na ang draw. kaya bilis bilisan mo prayers mo para makahabol pa kay lord. 5,000 euro balato mo pagnanalo si lola mo. piksman!

  6. oh, i can’t wait to have my own broadband connection, nakadial-up pa rin ako and it’s really, really slow, minsan matutulog muna ako para magload ang ppp ko, hihihi

    • Beng says:

      lordy hala palitan mo na ng broadband yang connection mo. lugi ka rin diyan sa kikitain mo sa ppp kong ganyang nakadial-up ka pa rin. di ba’t kumakain din yan ng load? card ba gamit mo?

      though may advance din pala para sa yo. nakapagrest ang byuti mo muna šŸ˜‰

  7. repah says:

    :car: :bouncy hahaha..ate beng aliw na aliw tlaga ako sa site mo khit nagnonoseblid ako kababasa ng english naiintindihan ko pa rin… at infairful paskong pasko na dito :yes: ang saya saya .. hehehe.. wish ko ngang mkagawa ako rin ng ganito pero medyo marami pa akong bigas na kakainin… hehehe.. salamat sa pagbisita mo sa mgulo kong bahay ha… :run at ito pa pla ang saya dito naaliw ako sa mga emoticon at kung anu anu pang anik anik dito.. ang saya saya.. :beee :grin :bouncy

    • Beng says:

      sus ikaw naman repah oo, ako nga itong lumalapad ilong sa kakainglis barok. pero haaay, sige banat pa rin ako for the sake of money…advertisement to eh. di pede tagalog kaya napasabak si lola mo šŸ™‚

  8. dan says:

    mommy, why don’t you build up an internet cafe here in davao,.and i’m your attendant their..hehehe,,TC

  9. kneeko says:

    wheeww ang hirap noon dati.. napuputol pa lagi hehehe

  10. chuvaness says:

    MANAY BENG!! :bigsmile

    naku, naalala ko yang dial up…parusa jud! Nun college, mega research kami for our defense – UMTS aka 3G :duh nakaka-nosebleed!! :headache sobrang daming research and nakakalurkey ang sobrang bagal ng dial up. 48 years bago mag load…walang tulugan talaga! halos isumpa ko ang dial up na yan at jan nakasalalay ang aking kinabukasan!!!

    Hay, salamat san Guinoo nagkaron kita sin BROADBAND!

    :))

    Merry christmas manay beng! hintayin ko yung bahay at lupa sa paso ha. LOL

    mwaaaahh!

  11. Amor says:

    I am still using dial-up… tiis to the slowest level kumbaga… kainis kasi yang pldt mydsl na yan, wala pa kaming line, haha… walang pambayad. :grin

    It’s de-lurking time for me…I really like as in super like your wordpress themes. you’re so magaling and creative po… I also like your sense of humor!

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