Is there a free or cheap isp that doesn't require you to use their software?

Freejack2

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Does this this exist? I know netzero offers free dialup but you have to use their proprietary software. Is there some isp that charges $5 or less a month for 5 hours (or less) of service?
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RossMAN

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Access4Less.net offers UNLIMITED local dialup for $4.95/mo ($8 setup fee).

No bloatware/spyware crap to install.

Edit: Link fixed sorry about that :)
 

Freejack2

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MSN as far as I can see only offers a $21.95 a month account.
As for DSL reports I can only seem to search for high speed, do they have an option to search for dial-up?
Thanks.
 

Freejack2

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Access4Less.net offers UNLIMITED local dialup for $4.95/mo ($8 setup fee).

No bloatware/spyware crap to install.

Thanks Rossman, you are the dealmaster.
The thread you linked to doesn't seem to exist. Is there something special I have to do to get the $4.95 a month price?
 
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WTF. You never need to use software. Just get the number, know your password and log on and you're on. I configure Earthlink like that all the time for modem users.
 

Freejack2

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Originally posted by: HeroOfPellinor
WTF. You never need to use software. Just get the number, know your password and log on and you're on. I configure Earthlink like that all the time for modem users.

You can't connect to netzero without their proprietary software.

Earthlink only offers $21.95 a month dialup. Need something really cheap for this situation.
 

Freejack2

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Originally posted by: Shelly21
How about pennyisp? I just read it in the current issue of Budge Living. $2.95 + 1 cent per minute per month. www.pennyisp.com

Thanks, looks like I'll have a couple of options for him ISP wise. This is something I love about these forums. The wealth of knowledge here beats just about anything else.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: Freejack2
Originally posted by: RossMAN
Access4Less.net offers UNLIMITED local dialup for $4.95/mo ($8 setup fee).

No bloatware/spyware crap to install.

Thanks Rossman, you are the dealmaster.
The thread you linked to doesn't seem to exist. Is there something special I have to do to get the $4.95 a month price?

Here is the correct link, does that work?
 

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Access4free is free as long as you use less than 10 hours per month, then they charge you $1 per additional hour up to $10 max. You must provide a credit card number for them to bill to.

I've used them sporadically over the last two years as a back-up ISP when travelling, and have been satisfied.
 
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Originally posted by: Freejack2
Originally posted by: HeroOfPellinor
WTF. You never need to use software. Just get the number, know your password and log on and you're on. I configure Earthlink like that all the time for modem users.

You can't connect to netzero without their proprietary software.

Earthlink only offers $21.95 a month dialup. Need something really cheap for this situation.

Search here.
http://www.isprank.com/