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I look but am limited because I only have dial-up - SO I look to see if I can -sm

Posted By: XXX on 2006-03-18
In Reply to: When reading the job seekers board do you get discouraged at - sm

find something that is a little better than I have now (.09/line without spaces)---would love to find a .09 a line (or .10 of course) that paid spaces had consistent dictators so I could get a good rhythm going. So I look a lot, but cannot apply to many since I don't have high speed internet. I could get satellite of course but many don't want you to have that, so I am kind of limited and always on the lookout for a MTSO that allows/uses dial-up.

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I was told I would dial directly into the system/Will I need to get dial up internet service?

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My limited experience with DQS
Tech transferred my PRD (expander program) for me. Had to make some changes to
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getting your expander program switched over, so it will be ready to go for you.
My experience and therefore my info to share on DQS is limited, as I was trained
last Apr. but have not made the permanent move over (I'm the one still on INET)
because it is a nightmare to try to use the DQS system on
dial-up, at least for me. High speed not available where I live. Anyway, I will
say this much, the actual transcription part of it, the screen where you type...
that part does seem like an improvement to me. The rest of it though seems so
top heavy with data from other hospitals that I will never need, the ADT
searches are mind numbingly slow... again, on dial-up. On INET, we just type in
pt name in seconds... DQS requires searches for various demographic info; this
is where dial-up fails miserably. I felt training was pretty adequate, and the
manuals they send out are helpful. I hear some MTs do great with it and
production is increased (though it seems not MTs who were on INET before).
Hopefully you have high speed or cable and the transition will be smooth. Know
whatcha mean about dreading/looking forward at same time. I tried to keep an
open mind as best I could. Good luck!
I think with just the limited background you have had
probably will need more training to do the 4s. Some folks say they just started in it but places looking for experience, most of them anyway. You might find a place to hire a newbie. The 4s mean everything so you have to be versed on any kind of medical dictation they can throw at you.
May be my limited experience, but
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Because they have a limited vocabulary
The results of dumbing down of education in general.  The "I make a lot of money, so big deal if I'm careless, let the rest of the staff cover my butt" syndrome.  Call it doctor ebonics for this century.
yes, in limited fashion
and handwriting to me was more challenging than the voice at times, and timewise, i believe it took longer.
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New computer - dictionary seems limited

My desktop crashed so I bought a laptop.  The dictionary for the system does not seem to be picking up near the medical terms my desktop did and the new computer has a newer version of MSWord.  Is there anything I can do to expand this?  I have Stedman's but some of the things it is saying I am misspelling are very basic medical terms and I did not have this problem with my old computer. 

sprint limited usage
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I agree, especially regarding limited use of expanders...nm
My accounts aren't limited to how much they can dictate...
in one day, so on the "catch-up" days, I work from early morning, sometimes 14-16+ hours to get everything (or most of it) done.  Otherwise, I hear, "Do you need help on that account?  Do you want to share it with someone so you don't get behind?"  Uh huh.  Sure.  I mean, of course.  They haven't dictated in days and decided to slam me all at once, but I'll share and then have days and days of a few hours' work.  Plus, sharing means constantly having to watch the incoming jobs so the other MT doesn't download them all. and leave me with nothing.  Geesh.  Sometimes you just can't win.    My accounts are MY accounts.  If companies would have set guidelines for clients (like don't expect to send 10+ hours of dictation once a week and get it all back in 24 hours), it would work better for both sides. 
Prosthetics/orthotics - limited references available

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The service area is limited, though growing.
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radiology is NOT difficult..while the "language" is different, its limited.

and worried if limited installs, I wouldnt be
Easy to do when you are doing a limited amount of docs.
I work on 2 accounts with a handful of docs. I have created templates for each one. Each template has approximately 30 lines already transcribed because the docs use the same ROS and PE all the time. In addition, I use IT which does about 50% of my Keystrokes for me. On easy clinic accounts like this with limited docs, 300 is easy.
found a senior citizen on limited income,
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Will last forever, body will fall off before the engine ever quits.
You have a baby, you have limited time to devote to work. sm
This career requires strict, constant concentration. It requires a lot of time to gain knowledge. It's not like stuffing envelopes or making bead necklaces or making telemarketing phone calls. You have to sit at your computer, with no distractions, with ALL of your attention highly focused. The thing is, your baby requires this, too. One of these 2 things will suffer. You wouldn't bring your baby to an office, and trying to do this job with a baby right there is the same thing.
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How do you dial in...lanier, Cphone???? I'm wondering will this work with a Lanier voicewrite EX
Dial Up
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Dial up
Looking for an at home position but have dial up internet. I just moved to an area where no high speed internet is available (which is killing me) and did not know before we signed our lease there was no high speed internet. Does anyone know of companies that employ MTs with dial up internet access. Any information is greatly appreciated.

You may want to look into satellite. Dial-up is a dinosaur. Most hospitals are VPNs and web sites. You would be lucky to get anything dial-up. It is not MQs fault that you cannot get anything but dial-up. Look into other avenues and get with the program of the future.
Dial up for DQS
How does DQS work with dial up?  The manual does not state you have to use DSL, just an internet connection.
DQS on dial up
I had dial up the first couple weeks on DQS.  The worst part was the first download of the day -- sometimes it took an hour or more!!  I just switched to high speed and love it.  However, if you can't have high speed, the dial up works okay, it is just the first time you download for you day/shift.  I wold recommend dialing into the system an hour before you want to start to actually transcribe.  Really, the first download is the worst; once you get going and start uploading it isn't too awlfu bad.  Good luck!!
DQS with dial up?
I don't believe you can use DQS with dial-up - you need a fast internet connection. I believe this is what I was told as I had to get a cable internet connection.
dial up-56 K
Not sure which board to post this on. I would like a list of MT companies that accept dial-up.  Anybody know of any.  Can email me or list on the board.

Are you using dial-up?  When I was using dial-up Bellsouth was going to put a whopper of a bill on my phone because of all the usage (unlimited long distance they say.... yeah, right!).  I went with AT&T and they never once said there was a limit on my long distance usage.  I was using MEGA time on my second line for my dial-up usage (working 7 days a week, 12-14 hours a day!).

Precyse solutions does - I have the same situation as do many others I work with. You would probably need to sign up for a high speed though, which is only a few more dollars per month. FYI - they are hiring!
I am an ME/MT for MQ and am still on dial up. sm
I have a feeling that if you are a new employee they will require high speed. I have looked into getting a part time job with another company so as not to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak, but most companies are now requiring high speed/cable. Dial-up has never been a problem for me, uploading, downloadint, whatever, no problem. An afterthought, how would they even know what kind of internet service you have as long as you can produce?
I don't know as I have dial-up BUT if it is 10 Gig - sm
then I highly doubt you will ever go over, if it is 10 meg then you will go over. I download about 200-300 megabytes of sound for a small local account, i.e. ~1000 lines a week, in 1 month. Is the $80 on top of your cable TV or is that all-inclusive? Personally I'd just tell them it was for personal use and leave off that you will be using it for work, none of their business.
I'm on dial up also.
Stuck in the past.
They are different, but you can use a DVI to dial into SM
a Dictaphone system.  The function keys will be a little different, if I remember right.
not dial-up
high-speed cable.
No, do not have dial-up, is that still around?
I had cut off my long distance some years back but as per my post, they said if did not carry, then they would deduct an extra $10.00 from the supposed credits I got for some other deals. I did have AT&T and this morning just got my fill and have switched over to Charter, everything except cell and they do not offer that or I would switch that also. Am tired of being nickle and dimed to death by AT&T, absolutely ridiculous.


 I go after the small offices, not companies and they usually want their stuff delivered and don't care what kind of internet you have.  I normally have my docs use a DVR but an office called me who still uses tapes.  So, there are those docs who still do it the old fashioned way.

Hope that helps.


You have to have somewhere for them to dial into.
They can't dial into the line that your C-phone is hooked into.  To access the dictation it has to be recorded somewhere for you to get it.  They can dictate to handheld recorders and transfer it to your computer or put it on their computer and you access it from theirs, but you can't use the C-phone for it, you would use a foot pedal. 
DQS does work with dial-up
I've used dial-up and high-speed, and trust me, you are MUCH better off with high-speed. Even though it is possible to use dial-up, if you have to do a lot of ADT searches, it can slow you down a lot. Also, splitting jobs is slower because you have to wait for the next job to download, the upload is longer, and it's just a waste of time IMO. Also, signing on and off takes twice as long.

Don't be mad. You are definitey better off in the long run and probably will make up that connection fee and modem cost soon.
Okay, everyone, I do have dial-up and it is with Earthlink, because that is all i can get here in my
They changed my access number and I now cannot stay connected - this causes my MT program to hang up and then I have to restart and it is wasting more time than I have! - But my sister has no problem with the same computer, access number, and provider.
Are you using dial-up? The last 3 weeks
when I come to the main board I get a page loading message and it takes a minute to load.  I have high-speed cable, so if you have dial-up the connection may be timing out and you need to adjust settings.  l
Dial-up internet
Does anybody know of companies who will hire those of us who only have dial-up.  We live so far out and cannot get high-speed internet.  Every place I have applied says I cannot use satellite or wireless.  What's the deal?  I was able to get 1000 to 1400 lines without all that.  Now I'm aced out.  I could use some help.
companies who allow dial up
If anyone has any info on companies who hire us unfortunate dial-up interneters, I would appreciate it.  It seems that all the decent companies I look at hire only high-speed.  Thanks! 
Companies who allow dial up
A few that I know who allow dial up are Transolutions, SoftScript, and Precyse.  I can feel your pain...our options are really limited without having high-speed internet.
Companies who allow dial-up
Add to the list QT and FutureNet
Dial up or satellite?

I have noticed on most job requirements they say no dial up or satellite internet.  High speed isn't available in my area and my only option is satellite for high speed.  Anyone know why lots of companies don't want satellite?  I thought it was a good thing?


I always wondered that as well - how do they know if you do/do not use dial-up?? (nm)
Dial Idol
It's at www.dialidol.com.  It's free to download.  I have high speed internet on my laptop but also have the regular old phone line modem.  It was so easy.  I just downloaded the program.  Plugged in the cord from the phone.  It pretty much configured itself.  Then when the show was over, I opened up the program.  This last week, they only did two lines for each contestant instead of three.  You don't have to put in the phone numbers or anything.  You just select where you want your votes to go.  You can split them if you want...but being you are Soul Patrol (Whoooo!) I don't think you will :)    It does all of the dialing and redialing for you after that. I just walked away but came back to check on how it was doing.  It also tracks who, according to it, is ahead based on number of calls, percentage of busy signals, etc.  It's been about 85% accurate, and Taylor has been on top every week.
I have the same problems (only have dial-up too) - sm
as for burn-out, try to take some time off, or cut back for a month if you can. I cut back in the summers generally because it is hard to work with my kids home even though they are pretty good at entertaining themselves. So my salary is in half right now, and I feel much less stressed and burned out. I have been majorly burnt the last few months, but this reprieve is actually helping me recharge and concentrate on typing smarter and faster as I have more time now to enter in shortcuts and macros and save/check addresses for correctness. Try looking locally for a small MTSO and see if they have any openings, etc. You will probably get better work and pay, and not feel so stressed and maybe not have to work as long. Good luck.