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5th August 2006, 10:00 AM
i think the title says it all... i can't see a phone line connection in any of the images on the apple site and cand find any mention of it... so, do they have an inbuilt modem?

i suspect they don't. anyone know why?


5th August 2006, 10:08 AM
They want you to buy their seventy dollars USB modem instead ...

5th August 2006, 10:17 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Khaled &#064; Aug 5 2006, 10&#58;08 AM) 201634</div>

They want you to buy their seventy dollars USB modem instead ...

It&#39;s because most customers were optioning their machine to remove the modem and save &#036;50 as no-one uses them :P

If you really need one &#036;79 ain&#39;t a lot. The majority of people are using either Bluetooth with their mobile phone for internet, or wi-fi hotspots. The modem is out of fashion&#33;

5th August 2006, 10:38 AM
Hi Yaf, i recognise you from NP :) Welcome&#33;

GB (char)

5th August 2006, 04:07 PM
Simple. Very few people use dialup anymore. If you take out the modem they can spend &#036;30 on somethingelseor cut the price by that much. If you want it apple have a USB modem that can be added - and it&#39;s tiny.

Very similar to the whole "no more floppy" debate with the original iMac - though much less outcry.I haven&#39;t used a modem in 6 years.

5th August 2006, 04:44 PM
cheers, GreenBanana&#33;

hmm... yes. must admit, the built-in modem in my pb has come in very handy in many instances when traveling. not everywhere has wi-fi and i&#39;d have thought using a mobile for dial-up would be very expensive (no?).

yes, i agree that &#036;80 for a little usb one isn&#39;t much and they are small, but it is just one more thing to have to carry around... nevermind.


5th August 2006, 05:05 PM
I have one in my bag, but I&#39;ve never used it as I&#39;ve found that it&#39;s easier finding a paid for 802.11 service.

They are all over the place now, and usually available for the price of a coffee. Telstra offer a pre-paid card payment option for their service, that works a treat, and is cheap&#33;

5th August 2006, 05:06 PM
Its been something that I was taking out of my computers since 2000
2 years after I stopped using floppies...

Struth I remember my first modem I took out an interest free loan for it... I dont remember if it was &#036;500 or &#036;200
It was still a lot of money for something.. my now exwife couldnt believe I was spending that kind of money on a modem.. I mean what could I do with a modem&#33;&#33;&#33;

I told her to watch War Games :lol: