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post #1 of 10 Old 10-28-2006, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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PHOTO POSTING REQUEST

Some of the threads with photos .... especially the trip reports threads have way too many photos chained together for those of us with DIALUP. After maybe 4-6 shots it really bogs us down and locks up the pc. I really really really want to see the photos you guys post. They are some of the most interesting posts and you all know how we value pictures around here. Remember the ole "This thread is worthless without pics"?

I'm not sure what the answer is but maybe when you post your photos you could limit them to max of 6 chained together and then add a new "post" with some more shots in that one and so on.

I'm sure there are others out there that can't get highspeed net service because of living in the sticks. I feel I'm missing out on so many shots of TDP and others because of this. Critter are ya listening? You got so many great shots and I can't view em! GRRRR! :si0085 Maybe Jason has some input here.

Just whining. I feel better.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 09:43 AM
 
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Ok, you whiny little girl---oh -wait --you are a guy- right????? Mike and I took a 9 day trip in
Aug, met some really nice KLR riders and other cool -famous people and did a trip report on another site that went down and Swish suggested I redo it on here---it takes a few hours but when I do I"ll keep you in mind--even after the little prank you pulled on us girls :roll: We live out in the boonies too--when they buried our phone line in (all local guys we know) they laughed and said "don't even ask for DSL Kay" well, three years later we have it and it's GREAT :razz: you can always go satelitte but they say they are still working quirks out with them. I do ebay and DSL is the berries for that . Keep your chin up--you only have to be within like 7 or ten miles as the crow flies from a phone line building (you know-those little buildings out in the middle on nowhere that are setup for DSL-I don't know the correct name for them)they also told me if enough people requested DSL they would equip the building in that area. Our only problemis we are in such a remote area and the only phone company we have access to is Frontier and they wallup us for it--Like 50.00 a month compared to some of the other companies that can supply it for 19.99. Frontier has no competition here so they can ask what they want and if you want it you gotta pay---good luck. Kay
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(you know-those little buildings out in the middle on nowhere that are setup for DSL-I don't know the correct name for them)they also told me if enough people requested DSL they would equip the building in that area. Our only problemis we are in such a remote area and the only phone company we have access to is Frontier and they wallup us for it--Like 50.00 a month compared to some of the other companies that can supply it for 19.99. Frontier has no competition here so they can ask what they want and if you want it you gotta pay
Those little buildings have many names: DSlam, ASam, CCO, Remote office etc... My company was putting these everywhere until the economics of doing so slowed that process. We would spend 100's of thousands on one of these just to get 3 subscribers at $30 a month.

Now to set the record straight... did you protest in the street when the Fed broke up the phone company in 1984? I didn't think so. It broke up a monopoly that was slow to respond and handed out new technology at its own pace. New technology now rushes to the market place which is good. The bad news is that it rushes to the cities where every other company tries to compete. Servicing the folks who live 10 miles out of town costs too much so they ignore that peice of the pie (unless they choose to piggy back onto the local company and act as a reseller which the Fed forces the local company to sell their service at 2/3 of actual cost). That leaves the local phone company that still "have" to service you.

Before the break-up, city service subsidized remote service, which your local company still does but the competitors don't have to pony up for this. If your local phone company ever gets full divesture, look out! They will be able to charge what they want to service remote regions... right now prices are still somewhat dictated by the Fed's.

Remember the "you can hear a pin drop" campaign of the early 80's. The technology that provided that clarity now prevents new digital signals (DSL) from working properly. The phone companies are now scrambling to remove that equipment from the lines. We don't need no stinking "voice quality"... just look at our Cell phone service... folks are now standing in line at the grocery store screaming into the phone so the other person can hear.

In another 10 years I think your "local" phone company will be a just thing of the past. It will leave a group of "cell phone" like companies left. We all know what great customer service we get from our cell companies.

Thanks for letting me vent....

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 01:12 PM
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Our only problemis we are in such a remote area and the only phone company we have access to is Frontier and they wallup us for it--Like 50.00 a month compared to some of the other companies that can supply it for 19.99. Frontier has no competition here so they can ask what they want and if you want it you gotta pay---good luck. Kay
that's funny,i live in/near a major US city and have the exact same problem. i'm in a town of nearly 150,000 and the only dsl i can get is frontier for $54 a month or cable for the same.

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post #5 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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WHHHOOOAAAA West, don't think I am a phone company hater-my husband worked for the phone company for years and my father -in -law was President of Continental Telephone----it's just that there are huge price differences out there---I see what you are saying but I don't have to like it---I don't even have a cell phone and I really don't want one-we took a trip last week to TN and on the interstate every person in the left lane that was oblivious to all the traffic they had backed up because they wouldn't get over was on a cell phone-I'm not kidding -and there were lots in the left lane(another sore subject)-not just one or two. I'm cell phone illiterate and happy to stay that way up here in my holler. I am not an ignorant person -I am 48 and have never really found it that necessary to have one. My son and I went to the nearest big town yesterday and and every woman in a car was on a cell phone---my god-what ever did we do before them I ask my son??? It's pure craziness is what it is-yes , they are convenient at times but 90% of the time I don't think the world would stop if we didn't have them--are we so lazy we can't stop and use a phone booth is it's necessary?-key word- necessary!-I did last week and I suppose those will be a thing of the past too-but then again how necessary are all those calls people make on a cell phone??? I dare to say most arent' at all-nothing that can't be dealt with when you get home-I know -I know-kids at practice-jobs require them-blah blah blah all the excuses---but lets get right down to the core of it-it's mostly convenience on our part because it requires so much less effort to use one than making real plans before or keeping the calls to something important--Now I am venting-not at you west , but, at the society we've turned into. I am sure I'll get flamed by cell phone users for this one--just make sure you are one that REALLY needs it before you flame me_I do understand emergencys and the quick help they can get and people that work on the road nowadays so I am not all anti cell phone--I just think they have their place . So in conclusion -if that's we end up going too eventually -I guess I'll go kicking and screaming. :s0147 Man-talk about a hi-jacked thread!! Sorry Hustler---Kay
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kaylr you crack me up! :si0108

Right after West posted I started to post virtually your post word for word!! No kidding. I figured I was ranting and raving like a lunatic so I changed my mind and trashed it. :roll:

But YOU come along and post it fer me! I agree with you 213%. :si0021

I had a cell phone but I killed it by accident over 3 years ago and realized how much time it required to keep it charged, watch the bills for ripoff charges and minutes ect ect ect..... and you know what....? I never got another one. Paid the turn off fee and never looked back. I don't anticipate ever EVER owning one again. When I travel I buy a phone card and carry it.

My daughters are cell phone addicted. One of them visited last month and I have never seen so much texting and talking. She slept with the phone in her hand at night. No kidding. Tried to get it away from her at 3am once. She never woke up and still grabbed it instinctively. Seriously addicted. Not me.... ever again.


I'm through now. Sorry for re-hijacking my own thread. :m0250
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 07:55 PM
 
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Yikes --so does that make me a ranting raving lunatic?? :r0003 ops: :mrgreen: Kay
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-29-2006, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yikes --so does that make me a ranting raving lunatic?? :r0003 ops: :mrgreen: Kay
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Actually my post would have been more hyperbolic taking me into the RRL level. You were kind, considerate and even tempered all the way through your maniacal ranting and raving epistle.......LOL..... (just kidding) :sc0016
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Thanks---I think--LOL- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Hmmmm. I live in a town of only 5,500 people- my whole county is about 15,000. We're nearly 100 miles from anything much bigger, and we have DSL. How is DSL feasible here? I'm glad it is!
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