Abandoning Fixed Lines for Mobile

I have some relatives who have half-retired from the UK back to rural Ireland, where the houses don’t have numbers, streets have no name(s) and there aren’t any postcodes/zipcodes. Equally, there’s no broadband.

And since I’ve become the default IT department/go-to guy for everyone in my family (does this happen to anyone else?), they keep calling me for advice on the best way to get Internet and voice calling at their home.

With no broadband, their only option for Internet connectivity at first was dial-up over a fixed line. It’s hard to believe that anyone’s still using dialup, but there you have it. It’s also a very costly line rental, which left them paying an absolute fortune for a phone they barely used half the year, not at all the other half, and the pleasure of using dial-up.

SOURCE: zdnet.com

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