[dba-Tech] Phone Modem
jbartow at winhaven.net
Wed Jan 12 12:34:06 CST 2022
Those were the days! (of massive phone co. profits, lol)
I remember downloading BBS from my "cool" amber screen.
From: dba-Tech <dba-tech-bounces+jbartow=winhaven.net at databaseadvisors.com> On Behalf Of John Colby
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:41 AM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] Phone Modem
Back in 1982(ish) I had built a sbc which ran cpm86. I used it to dial out to bulletin boards and download software. That's when I learned about local long distance... I lived in north san diego county, and I dialed a BBS in the next county but a different area code. Spent hours downloading software. I wasn't informed it was "local" long distance.
Got my phone bill!
I about had a heart attack.
On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 10:14 PM John Bartow <jbartow at winhaven.net> wrote:
> I was going through my supply cabinets and I found a new, in the box,
> (V.92) High Speed USB Data/Fax/Voice Modem. It has drivers for up to
> Windows XP!
> I decided I'd see if I could connect the USB modem to my Windows 10 PC.
> Loaded up this baby and it works. I was looking forward to dialing in
> and recording a dial-up modem Social Media experience. Then I
> remembered. I don't have a phone line...
> John B
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