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To good to be true?

 
 
kev
 
Reply Sat 2 Aug, 2003 07:27 am
Anyone out there give me any info on link below? Seems to good to be true don't ya think?



http://www.proxyconn.com/
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MurrayS
 
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Reply Sat 2 Aug, 2003 04:18 pm
It Is !!
Howdy kev:

All you will get IF you are lucky is about 5x the speed you are getting now with many variables that will affect that.

All the program does is compress everything so it is a bit smaller as it gets sent to you.. If you want to believe dial-up will ever get anywhere near the speed of cable or DSL, you are living a pipedream I am afraid.

Save you money and get the real thing !!

Murray
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Monger
 
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Reply Sat 2 Aug, 2003 11:48 pm
PC World's review says:

.. "The program strips Web sites of banner ads and swats down pop-up ads. Its aim is to "deliver near-broadband speeds" at a fraction of the price. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but while using the service we did experience a noticeable increase in speed over a dial-up connection. The latest version (2.4) puts data closer to your PC, with a network of servers strategically positioned around the United States.
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"Although the folks at Proxyconn say it's a free trial, you do have to submit your credit card number before registering. You have seven days to try it before your card is charged."


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Note that part of the so-called speed improvement is simply blocking banner ads & pop-ups, which is something you can get freeware for.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2003 06:35 am
Remember, if something sounds "too good to be true", it most likely isn't!
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kev
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2003 09:00 am
Thanks for your replies monger and phoenix.

Hi Murray, actually I've already got the real thing, I was just curious how this company could make this claim at the price they were quoting, as you have probably guessed I'm new to this computer stuff, but as they say the best way to learn is to ask someone who already has the answers, it saves you having to think until you get a migraine.

Cheers all. kev.
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