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Yes, there is on dialup internet. Is that what you use?

Posted By: techie MT on 2005-10-23
In Reply to: Is there a setting on the computer that causes your internet connect to time out - I cannot stay - your internet connection to time out - I cannot st

Call waiting can also affect it if you don't turn it off in your dialup settings.  Before I get technical, do you use dialup, DSL, cable or something else?

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Dialup Internet (sm)

Any MTs left that only have dialup internet available to them?  Bellsouth said we would get it in 2-3 years (big wow).  I would like to change MT companies but cannot find anyone who accepts dialup internet.  I could probably get satellite but I notice many companies won't accept this either.  What's a girl to do?


Please give me some companies that I can do QA or edit for?  thanks, I don't have broadband right now. 

I have actually had good luck my Earthlink dialup and have worked for two different companies without difficulty, but many of the jobs posted specify NO dialup or satellite. 
C-phone and dialup

Does anyone have any experience using a c-phone on dialup internet?  Any glitches or drawbacks?  Thanks.


Can I ask where did you get your satellite from? I too, live in the sticks and have only dialup. It sounds like dialup takes forever.
Thanks for the info. I notice a lot of companies won't allow satellite for security. Did you have to get additional spyware, antivirus, etc?
Anyone else still stuck with dialup?

Hello MTs

Is anyone else out there still stuck with dialup?  I am getting so frustrated with the long loading times.  I live in a rural area, and I cannot get DSL or cable.  Anyone have any other alternatives to slow internet?



I'm on dialup, no problems.
Wildblue, dialup, etc. sm
How far are the trees away from your house? I have some trees to the south too but probably 500+ away. I had considered getting Wildblue. I'm stuck with dialup too and have lost accounts because I can't get high speed. It really limits things, but on the other hand a lot of companies don't allow satellite and I hate to invest that much money and then not be able to use it to work.
dialup vs satellite vs???
You certainly don't want satellite even if you could afford it.  Always out anytime there are clouds etc.  Itype is a very strange platform anyway.  I have worked on it numerous times.  What state are you in?  I think the best would be the air card on cell, if available and if affordable.  You may end up switching who you work for or where you are going to move... neither of which is desirable, I bet. 
I believe accelerated dialup is just - sm
that graphics download faster, nothing to do with voice files. They just do not download the graphics with the normal clarity, they are fuzzier and not so precise. So paying more for accelerated will get you no where.
Jobs on dialup/satellie
Anyone know good companies that will hire MTs with dial-up...or satellite, & pay something towards internet connection (satellite very expensive).  I live in a rural area where cable & DSL not available.
I am probably going to be changing from dialup to DSL - just exactly what do I need - new modem? nm
Asking about dialup, work, jobs, etc. (SM)
If you are looking for a job, please read the job ads on the Job Seeker's board. The ads are very descriptive and have contact information for your convenience.

Otherwise, the Company board is for asking about a specific company (or companies).


Spheris has dialup and are decent enough
I was always told that Editscript will not work with dialup.
I have worked on this platform for over four years and for a few different companies and not one of them every told me that dialup would work. Did you tell your employer that you had dialup?
i live way out in the country of GA, dont have dialup but
was lucky to have ATT serve this area. You must be moving way out if you cant get cable internet or DSL!!! Good luck Hon!!!
DocQScribe platform - Dialup works.
Might try finding a company who uses this and see more and more do. One is DSG I think it was but might email them and ask
Dictation Services Group
Contact: Cheryl Parrish
990 Hammond Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Another is Meditask -Cardiac unless has added more. Texas uses. Moretti Transcription Michigan does but difficult ESLs. Can Google and send email. Just watch the ad on MTstars and MTJobs (job sites)
Internet based transcription - need advice on how to go internet
Can anyone offer any help/advice on how go about becoming internet based from a call in system, or how to keep the call in system for the docs and put transcriptionists on the internet?  Not sure where to start to get information on how to go about doing this. Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.
There are some companies that offer dialup and C-phone connections. Try those! I'm in the count
I'm doomed with dialup, too. It's simply AWFUL!!! Bright House plans on sm

servicing my area soon, after March sometime.   My suggestion would be to bug whichever companies supply DSL or broadband in your area.  Be relentless.  This is 2006.  There is no reason to settle for dialup!! 

I feel your pain. 




If you want to work on the internet from home, take an internet course
But only from Andrews School or M-TEC. Many companies will waive the 2-years' experience requirement and will test and hire you if you go to either of those schools. Do NOT bother with At Home Professions, Penn Foster, US Career Institute, or ESPECIALLY Trans-Am, which is also known as Trans-SCAM and is a total ripoff. You will have a VERY difficult time getting hired without experience unless you choose Andrews School or M-TEC. Yes, they cost more, but that's because they are excellent training programs, not "correspondence courses."
Look it up on the internet
There is all kinds of information for dealing with bipolar people. One thing you probably shouldn't do is inform someone, ANYone, that "there is something wrong in their thinking." How do you know? Are they a friend, acquaintance, coworker? Are you concerned or are they merely interfering with YOUR life?

Much depends on where this person fits into your reality.
I'm tired - it should say internet.  My bad.
If you have DSL internet - please
Please be sure and tell them when then install you!! This is very important because sometimes the DSL can interfere if not connected properly and you will be without protection.

I would not pay the home office internet price unless they offer something incredible, for example, guaranteedd 24/7 service.  My cable internet company wanted me to switch over to business and when I asked what the difference in services was between paying 39.99 per month and 80.00 per month, I was told I would get first priority on service visits.  Really, I just kind of laughed at the guy...they wanted me to pay twice as much for a quicker service call (BTW, an average wait for a service call is 24 hours or so anyway). 

Anyway, I would not even mention the office use; residential use is the same thing. 

Good luck.. Jamie

Funny you should say that. I have Roadrunner and I was down totally for about 3 hours. I had to reboot my modem in order to get back on.
My husband works for Sprint. They are starting up wireless internet where are you do is plug in the card and you get fast speed internet connection. Some areas have it incorporated already.
I have att&t internet
I can't really complain about the service. I have lost internet service with them twice since last June. It takes maybe a half day to whole day to get it back up. So you lose a day's work pretty much. I was not happy at all the two times I lost service. When the service was down they did not answer phone calls just put on a recording so I couldn't find out when the service would be back on. That made me angry. You set it up yourself. I think they will come set it up for you but I believe they charge. I did mine myself and it really is simple. They send you a disc that walks you through the setup. Basically like installing software on your computer. Besides those two instances I have been very happy with my service. I have actually had less problems with them than any other previous service providers. And when the service was down the next day they emailed an apology saying how very sorry they were for the inconvenience. All in all I am happy.

I was put on an ophthamology account; I figured I'd need a book...  Nope, I've been using Google and getting by just fine.  There are plenty of sites. 

Try this site:  http://www.mtdownloads.com/

Books are so costly, and yet we can get just as much information from the internet if we search the right sites.  I wouldn't buy any books until you start the accounts. 

Hmm, really?. Anyone can say anything on the internet...nm
No internet?
How does she look up terms she can not hear clearly or does not understand?
Lie on the Internet?
Anything you see or read on the internet is about to have a 30% chance of being true. In a chat room, that percentage may be even smaller. You can't take to heart.
If I can't work without it, which I can't, then it's getting a full deduction.
Welcome to the Internet! :D sm
There is at least one troll on every message board. I said, at least. It's how they get their petty little jollies, often behind the curtain of anonymity. Yeah, quite sad, but for them, not for us.

Unfortunately, if I get dissed by a troll, I don't have the grace to just ignore it, but have to give a snappy retort.

So the term "snarking" has replaced the word "flaming" now. I'll have to remember that! Thanx!
Cable vs DSL internet?
I have cable internet service and will be relocating soon to an area that has DSL.  Just wondering, since DSL goes through the phone line, is there any electrical involved; or should I say, if the electricity goes out does the DSL stop working.  I am wondering, if I invest in a laptop and have DSL also, if electricity goes out, would hardly miss any downtown, with the laptop having battery and all.   Is this correct?
Internet Explorer
Thanks very much! I'll check that out.
I have Internet Explorer
I have never had a problem before like this with it. I just sent tech support an E-mail and I will see what they might say.

Sorry to tell you but that's an internet hoax. sm
I was excited about it too and then found it was a hoax.
I was looking for internet, but thank you for the help and guidance!!!

Internet address
Hello.  I was wondering if anyone knew how to delete internet addresses that are seen when you hit the drop down box.  I have a bunch of them that aren't valid anymore, and I want to get rid of them.  Sorry, I don't know the technical wording, but hopefully you know what I mean.  Thanks.
You go to other internet boards and think everyone
OT Regarding kids and Internet
I just got my old computer all fixed and set up for DH and the kids to use.  HOWEVER, I was wondering if there were settings in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox so the kids couldn't delete the cookies and history?  Only DH or I could do it with a password?  Also, does anyone use censoring software, like GuardDog, CyberSitter, or CleanNet, for their kids?  I'd like something to block offensive content, but I'd also like to be able to see what they're doing out there IF the need comes up.  The younger kids aren't a problem because they only know DisneyChannel or CartoonNetwork.  However, my niece had problems with using the Internet too much and meeting older guys.  I don't want to resort to keylogging software because I trust my kids and I know they're not doing anything they're not supposed to.  It's the "other guy" I worry about with the Internet stalking, peer pressure and that type of thing.  The kids aren't allowed in chatrooms, instant messaging or message boards.  I do have all their passwords.
internet timing out
Try running your Spyware and virus software - I had virus on my computer that shut the internet down, ran the above software and that deleted the virus. good luck.
Internet shopping
I have to rank in the top ten of Internet shoppers. I have bought more at Amazon.com than most people buy at Wal-Mart.  My credit card company sends an end-of-year statement that looks like a booklet!  I have never had any problems with Amazon.com.  I've bought, books, DVDs, videos, appliances, toys, furniture, you name it.   I've never had a shipping problem, and if I had to return anything there were no problems.  The only things I haven't bought at Amazon is clothes and perishable items.  I have bought clothing and things from Eddie Bauer with no problems.... And then there's all those specialty shops!  Bath and Body Works has finally gone to internet shopping!  Anyway, you get the idea.  Happy clicking!
It's from the internet you idiot


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.
Lisette: Which internet site do you prefer? Thanks
I use both.. Book first, then Internet
if not in book. Book is sometimes faster, and Internet has SO MANY misspellings so you have to be careful of source. But books are sometimes obsolete right off the press. I find Saunder's Pharm. Work Book (Drake & Drake) the best all around, especially because it gives hospital "solutions" and anesthetics, etc, enteral feeding products.... stuff you won't find in a regular "drug book."
Internet connection

Does anybody use ATT/SBC DSL?  If so, how is it?

I have Insight (cable), and I have a problem with no internet connections at least once every 2 weeks and thinking about switching.



internet connection
I have Insight, too, and I'm having a terrible time keeping connected. They have somehow, with their high-tech capabilities, discovered that I use a VPN, and now they are locking me up every document or at least every othe document! The only solution is that I'm going to have to pay business rate as opposed to consumer rate. I don't own a business, just work for an online company out of my home, but Insight doesn't care. They consider it "my" business and now I'm going to have to pay a whole lot more to keep them from locking me up.