About 1000 prospects had been nonetheless clinging to the 56kbps service.
Vodafone will flip off its dial-up web service on Monday after telling the service’s closing 1000 prospects over previous the few months that it’s most likely time to maneuver onto one thing higher.
Dial-up web was the norm, if individuals had been on-line in any respect, till about 2007.
Most will nonetheless bear in mind the distinctive oscillating tones, adopted by a sound like static, that dial-up modems made when “handshaking” to determine a connection.
However with a most velocity of 56 kilobits-per-second, dial-up is about 18,000 instances slower than gigabit UFB connections which are usually the popular selection of residence customers right now.
Vodafone business director David Redmore mentioned it had saved dial-up going for so long as attainable to help the shrinking variety of prospects who use it.
But it surely was “lastly time” to retire its dial-up service after nearly 30 years and assist these prospects transfer to higher choices, he mentioned.
“Over the previous few months, we’ve been contacting the ultimate thousand or so prospects who had been nonetheless utilizing dial-up to clarify why we’re about to show this know-how off. It’s now crunch time, and Monday will mark the final day of Vodafone’s dial-up web service.”
Spark turned off its dial-up service in 2018.