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is the internet connection in afghanistan really slow?

my huband is deployed there and he take like 3o mins to write back on yahoo. or longer

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Asked by amanda202010 at 5:22 AM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Yes some places they are it is really slow. not sure why IM would be that long but then you never know

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 5:25 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • You are complaining it is slow. You should be greatfull you can talk/email at all.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:54 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • It's going to be slow, but the good news is, he's at a place where he can chat with you like that :-)

    Also, keep in mind, there will be times that they take the internet down for the military for various reasons. It does NOT always mean (or even often mean) that something is wrong or that there's something going on. Sometimes it's for routine stuff, and sometimes they just do it to do it, so as to not cause any concerns or send up signals when they cut off access for a reason.

    Also, keep in mind, they are having to share computer stations with everyone else, and even if he's using his own system, it's not internet like in the States where each person has their own access - it's more like everyone in a HUGE family all sharing the same internet hookup. Plus, there are times their supervisors aren't going to let them use it because they're busy.

    So don't let it stress you too much :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:34 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • sometimes

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:20 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Not that slow. They do cut the internet off without any warning so that could be the problem. But, at least you get top talk to him. I talk to my husband on Skype.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:40 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • It's the other side of the world. It takes time to transfer. When my bro was in Iraq, IMing and phone calls were very slow. But like others have said - be glad you get to talk to him at all. There was one point when my bro's commander took away all computers & phone privileges, had their 'net & everything shut off to their barracks, etc - would not let them have any contact with anyone unless she was supervising them, for 4 months - because someone somewhere gave out too much information about where they were located. That was a very long hard 4 months for us all - he wasn't married or anything at the time so we were all he had.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

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