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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 24-Jan-15 19:30:56
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Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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Tried to dial in to the backup number today only to get a recorded message that it is now closed.

Tim
www.vivaciti.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg Enta
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Jan-15 19:39:02
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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http://community.plus.net/dial-faq/

Closed on 7th January. When BT's dialup closed they suggested that customers with no alternative migrated to Plusnet's dialup. That option has now also been removed. There is an alternative non-Plusnet number given in the FAQ.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre - sync approx 60000/20000 at 450m - BQM
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 24-Jan-15 21:50:32
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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Thanks Kevin.

Tim
www.vivaciti.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg Enta
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 24-Jan-15 23:59:20
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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EE closed theirs last Oct, which put a lot of ex-customers with Orange Webspace, some foolishly for commercial use, in a hole. There are free dial-up sites out there.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Mon 27-Apr-15 14:30:31
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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That appears to have also closed:

http://www.netcom.co.uk/dial-up/

Awkward..

sorry to throw up an old thread

CJT.


Now On Virgin Media Up to 50Mbps
Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 27-Apr-15 20:28:57
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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Hopefully someone from Plusnet will see this and get the page updated.

Kevin

plusnet Unlimited Fibre - sync approx 67000/20000 at 450m - BQM
Using OpenDNS
Domains and web hosting with TSOHOST
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Apr-15 21:31:30
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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I just googled free uk dialup

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 28-Apr-15 16:17:45
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Re: Plusnet Dial Up PAYG Backup line closed


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If you need dial up access, I think Banger has the correct idea - though it's hard to Google for a provider when you have no other connectivity.

The number of dial up minutes must have undergone a huge drop from a few years ago. Power, rack space and primary rate ISDN service do not come cheap. I expect other providers to discontinue dial up service as time goes on, bearing in mind the miserable revenue level it must generate these days.


Dial up is too slow for many tasks, and most people have some form of mobile connectivity. I have Zen FTTC with failover to Three 4G (using my contract mobile broadband SIM). If both those options fail, I can tether a Vodafone 4G mobile. If that fails, I do have an O2 prepay SIM, though that is a last resort that I am unlikely to need.

If you have coverage on any of the mobile networks, it's well worth having a USB modem or Wi-Fi hotspot and a suitable SIM to hand. Don't forget that prepay SIMs are eventually disconnected if they are not used for some time.

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