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Even CellC on EDGE/GPRS is faster/cheaper than that.
Yes, that sounds like a far better explanation actually.A lot of Banking Software still require dialup connections. The previous company I worked for had an FNB system which required dialup solely, it was impossible to run it over DSL.
I won't say all of these dialup connections are end users.
Yes, that sounds like a far better explanation actually.
Personally I have not heard of a single person on dial up in years.
The number of dial-up users in SA is however declining. Dial-up subscriber numbers peaked in 2004 (two years after ADSL was launched)
The FNB system was called PACS and had something to do with payments\accounting etc. not quite sure.
I spoke to FNB personally about it and they confirmed that dialup is a requirement and it was impossible to run it over another connection. It dials straight to FNB.
That's not dial-up internet, that's just using a modem to hook up to the banks servers. I doubt the figures in the article include them. I wonder who else still uses modems. I know that I've got one plugged in right now for faxing from my PC, but I haven't called an ISP or BBS for years.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of the 15 000 that hooked up in 1994. Although I don't know if I was counted, because my first few sessions were via SLIP through SCO BBS. Those were the days. [sigh]
It is actually dial up internet. Google worked and other pages as well. I think it dialed via SAIX but used a Bank supplied username and password.