Given the current age of high speed broadband Internet, dial-up Internet service such as TMnet’s 1515 has naturally become a remnant of the past. That being said, the service is still around till today but not for much longer though as TM has decided to deactivate its dial-up Internet services this October.
Launched in 1996, 1515 dial-up was generally the genesis of TM’s journey as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) even though it was not the first ISP in Malaysia as that honor belongs to Jaring 1511, which folded in 2015. For those who require faster Internet access at up to 128Kbps, there is also the 1525 ISDN package.
Around 10 years later, TM then launched the EZnet 1315 dial-up service just as Streamyx becomes more popular among users. Serving as a backup to the DSL service, users are able to utilize the service through any TM landlines without the need to register with TM beforehand.
Starting from 1 October 2017, consumers will no longer able to access . As someone who was introduced to the Internet through dial-up services, I certainly felt a little bit nostalgic to see them going away but then again, there is no looking back anymore once you get used to high speed Internet which we might have taken for granted from time to time.