BT to murder dial-up in cold blood
"BT can confirm it is closing its dial up service in September," it said in a statement. "This is a legacy product that is only used by a tiny number of customers, most of whom can easily transfer onto broadband for a cheaper price."
"Our estimate is that only one thousand of the current customers will be unable to access broadband following the change, but they will continue to have dial-up access via Plusnet should they choose to, once again for a cheaper price," it said.
"No one is being left without the option of an alternative service."
The Plusnet service is indeed cheaper than BT's dial-up service, but not as cheap as BT's lowest broadband tariff, so if broadband doesn't reach users in their rural areas, then tough.
You'll have to find another way of looking at the homepage of bands like Reef or Kula Shaker.