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9 memories all Irish people have from when Aertel was the business

The internet before there was internet.

1. Visiting 180 to find out what was on telly

Who needs the RTÉ Guide, wha’?

C7oBs8UXwAEBsZ_ Source: Alan Regan/Twitter

2. Frantically checking 220 for the latest football scores.

aert Source: amy

3. Finding out who was promoted/relegated via Aertel

4. Waiting for a story to unfold over three pages.

The tension!

nab Source: Peter Mannion/Twitter

5. Wiling away hours reading the entertainment news on 300

‘Tis far from E! News we were raised.

6. Looking up the cinema listings and having to be precise about when you’d press ‘stop’ lest you have to wait an age for your local cinema to come up again…

7. Spending hours on it as a kid and *loving* it

Sure, didn’t it beat dial up internet?

8. Checking your Mam’s Lotto numbers on it in the vain hope she’d won

su Source: Sunday World

9. Relying on Aertel to find out the arrival and departure times for the airport

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