Dial-Up Speed

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What can you do with dial-up?

Dial-up speed is still a viable option for casual users and those on a budget.

Email/social media

Check in with your ISP or free web-based email client, or log into an instant messenger. Dial-up internet speed works for basic web activity. Check in on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms, too. Users can also keep their email open in one tab while browsing in another.


Stay up-to-date on current events and check in on today’s weather reports. Dial-up internet customers can track their favorite sports teams, stocks, celebrity gossip and more. Some providers offer a customizable home page, which can include links to your go-to sources for news, weather, and more.


Carve out your digital niche online with a blog. Most blog platforms don’t require vast amounts of internet speed. You can also read your favorite blogs with basic dial-up speed. It’s enough speed for students to research for homework assignments and bigger projects, too.

Limited budgets

Broadband internet can get expensive. The fastest speeds and most advanced networks are associated with the highest costs. Because dial-up internet relies on simple infrastructure, internet plans remain affordable. Seniors on fixed budgets can get internet access for less than $15 per month.

Is dial-up internet a good fit for you?