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Anyone else using Dial-Up for backup to Broadband?

James Harkin

Regular Member
With most ISPs now, they are phasing out dial-up. There are only a few services that currently offer such a service.

Because you never know when your broadband is down, I have always had a backup modem installed in my PC, not only does it allow me to send/receive faxes & set up a multi-leaved voicemail system using the Supervoice software, I use it as a back up just in case my broadband should ever fail.

I am using Mistral Accelerated Dial which is just an 0845 lo-call rate.

Anyone else have a backup like this?

Regards

James
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
It's been so long since I needed my 0845 backup that I can't recall who it's with :), probably Vispa or something like that. We also have a list of local call rate dialup providers here:

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/listman/exec/dialup.shtml

I tried to identify those that use server-side compression too (need to use the search page). These days though if my main broadband goes down for any length of time then I find it more practical to use a Mobile Broadband PAYG connection from O2 or 3.
 

BradEUK

Casual Member
Hello guys,

Its always good to have a dial up for back up to your Broadband. As now a days broadband not reliable and if you have a outage there no other way to get it working rather than waiting,

Dial up works as long as your phone line is working, so ;)

Regards,

Brad
 

spider

Top Member
My ISP automatically provides a freephone dialup connection if you have a broadband fault (had to use last weekend due to DSL outage). I also have a back up dialup account with another provider, but I have not used that for a long time.
 

Kits

Super Moderator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
I have a deal with my neighbour we both have given access to the others wireless two different ISPs if I go down I login on his he does the same with mine if his dies...

When I was on Cable i seemed to be using it almost weekly only way to beet the Indian call center was to have internet connection.
 

PeteK

ISP Rep
I have a deal with my neighbour we both have given access to the others wireless two different ISPs if I go down I login on his he does the same with mine if his dies...
Lol, doesn't work for me here as I sell to half the street.. having said that I supply it so have a bit more control when it breaks!
 

Mark2

Top Member
Primary connection is Three HSPA

Backup connection is T-Mobile HSPA
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
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