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User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Does any one know of a free ISP I could use? I just want some thing that will allow me to connect to the internet while someone else in my family uses AOL on the other line.

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User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Netzero has spectacular service, free for up to 40 hours per month. http://www.netzero.net

User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 928 times:

A new startup company, mysingtel, offers free unlimited internet surfing for life. You only need to pay the phone bills.

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2516 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 923 times:

K-Mart´s BlueLight. Conection free, you only have to get the CD-ROM.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 916 times:

I have used BlueLight, Netzero, and AltaVista FreeAccess. They're really slow and there's a lot of disconnects and slow connections. But, AltaVista FreeAcess seems to be the best. I think NetZero seems to be the worst free one I've tried. The ad box is huge and If you move it around because its in your way, sometimes It will disconnect you for trying to avoid seeing the ads  Pissed. Also, there is the "NZTV" thing that shows a TV-style ad when you connect. Bluelight is so-so, but it gets irritating with nothing but K-Mart ads all over the place while surfing.(You start off in a K-Mart My Yahoo! page with K-Mart "special offers" on it, when you connect, It shows a 1-2 minute K-Mart tv ad, and the ad box always has K-Mart all over it) It's just really annoying.


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User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Never paid a cent for web access since we've gotten the Internet...started out with Freewwweb, the best free ISP IMO (no banner ads), too bad they're dead now. Used Altavista's free access for awhile, that was pretty good. Now I use Juno-- its OK, takes a few attempts to get on though. If you dial through Internet Explorer and not the Juno software, you don't get the popup ad banner!


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 905 times:

I used to use excite free internet service from excite.com, until I broke down and got AT&T. Excite was very good, and the connections were high, and of good quality.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4988 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Most of the free services have gone under. Do yourself a favour and get cable.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Free ISP's dont seem to last, so if you go with one, get your email through someone else like Yahoo mail in case they suddently go under.

AltaVista FreeAccess and Excite Freelane shut down when the company that provided their service, 1stUp.com, failed. 1stUp also provided the service under several other names as well, all had to shut down or find other alternatives.

I have to say I agree with CPDC10-30. If you can afford it, get a cable modem or DSL line installed. They can be used by multiple computers, either by getting a router or purchasing multiple IP addresses from the provider. And it's much much faster than AOL or any other dialup service.


User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Thansk for the advice everyone, but I found that the AOL account I am using now is free, so I just set up a second account. That way more then one person at my house can go online at once. By the time I have to start paying for both accounts it will be only a few more months until I go off to college so my parents don't mind the extra $20 a month for a few months.

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