Where can I buy a laptop with a dial up modem

September 27, 2011 at 22:44:47
Specs: Windows XP
I live in Auckland, New Zealand. My current dial up plan if FREE so long as I pay for my homeline. Broadband is an unneccessary expense - I can already get everything I need from dial up. . I need a new laptop and I want to buy another laptop with a dial up modem. Where can I buy one? Which computer shop would like the commission?

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September 28, 2011 at 01:52:17
Hi Chloe, have you tried using google to research for a laptop internal modem card or possibly an external usb modem?

Make sure both the modem and the software (application, not driver) that comes with it supports a NZ pstn connection, and the internet.

I do not know NZ conditions, but here in the UK a broadband and telephone connection including free national and international calls to many countries 24/7 can be found for around £20 or less a month. This includes a wireless router so all the family can surf at the same time.

This is cheaper than having just a telephone line service from British Telecom.

Broadband is vastly superior than dial up.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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September 28, 2011 at 05:35:37
If you can't find a laptop with a built-in modem, you can always buy an external USB 56K modem for about $15-20.

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September 28, 2011 at 13:34:49
They may make a few models of laptops with a built in modem but it is difficult to find these days.

There should be thousands of them in resale shops but they almost all connect to a serial port. That serial port is just as hard to find in a new laptop as a modem.

If you do get a usb 56K modem be sure it has support for the OS you want to use. Some laptops come with windows 7 64 bit and may not support all modems and software from your ISP.

Things like netbooks with linux get a bit difficult.

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