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Dawn of The Planet of the Phablets in 2019 will see off smartphones

anthonyhegedus Silver badge

Re: Age

As far as I remember, per-second billing through circuit-switched data (there's still a GSM profile for this) let you dial a regular dial-up internet service through your phone. It went at 9600bps. I remember dialling in to my office from my train at Waterloo and sending an internal mail with Lotus Notes, and it taking about half an hour once it managed to stay connected long enough on the half-hour journey home.

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