Picking a dial up number

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Old 02-04-04, 09:23 PM
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Picking a dial up number

When you are picking a dail up number from a list do you pick one that is close to your home number to get a better speed? For example your number is 452-6789 which dial up number will you pick 453-5689, 968-2563 or 876-2541? I think 4535689 would be closer to my home but what do you guys think?
 
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Old 02-04-04, 10:25 PM
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You would want to pick one that would not cause you to incure any long distance charges. Other than that they should all be about the same.
 
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Old 02-04-04, 10:57 PM
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Of course, some are more "advertised" than others - and some handle more connections than others. The best thing to do is try them all - see which one gives you the most consistant high speeds and no (or low) drops. For the most part, if you are not having problems with the dial-up you're using, there's no reason to change.

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Old 02-05-04, 07:36 AM
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You cannot tell based on an exchange number, or even an area code where the ultimate destination is really is located.

All the area code and exchange tell you is what local office receives the call. From there the call could go anywhere.

In the case of ISPs, they use local numbers so that the customer can avoid toll charges.

If you use a dialup ISP you should use whatever local number gives you the best connections at the best speeds.
 
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not really

Can't really tell where nnx 453 is just because you know where 452 is. It could be on the other side of town.
 
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