Probably going from cable modem to dialup.

Garet Jax

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Hello all,

My wife and I have been revisiting our expenses to try and free up a little more "discretionary" money. We have pretty much decided to get rid of cable and cable modem and replace it with basic $9.10 cable and dial-up.

Any suggestions for dial-up (other than AOL :))? It has been years since I was on dial-up and don't know where to start. Thanks.
 

DurocShark

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Ouch...

I was really happy with AT&T dialup when I had them. Plus they have a $16 month deal if you use AT&T long distance...
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: DurocShark
Ouch...

I was really happy with AT&T dialup when I had them. Plus they have a $16 month deal if you use AT&T long distance...
We have verizon as our long distance carrier. Besides, I thought it was common place to pay $9.95 a month for unlimited dial-up. Am I wrong?

Thanks.
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Originally posted by: Garet Jax
Any suggestions...
Suicide? I feel for you. At least I've always been stuck with dial-up so this is the hell I've always known. Serriously though, go get a second job or something to keep your cable :p

 

StageLeft

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I had to do this a few months ago. You'll get used to it... peoplepc.com I think has unlimited for $10/month as do some others. Bigzoo.net is the cheapest I've found and what I use. I have only 150 hours month, but I tend to come in under that, and it's $9/month. Or if you prepay 3 or 6 month bulk packages you can get it for as little as $6/month. I'm happy with it.
 

StageLeft

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Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
if i lost my broadband, i would not have internet, i cant go back to dialup
That's what I thought and I was a diehard lover of broadband, but you do get used to it :(
 

Vette73

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Try the Netzero high speed. Only $14.95 a month and supposed to be faster then most others.
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
if i lost my broadband, i would not have internet, i cant go back to dialup
I need to have it so I can continue with my sport's pools. :)
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: flxnimprtmscl
Originally posted by: Garet Jax
Any suggestions...
Suicide? I feel for you. At least I've always been stuck with dial-up so this is the hell I've always known. Serriously though, go get a second job or something to keep your cable :p
Thanks. I hardly think it will be the end of the world. :)

Although I will also need to find a spot to host my domain and my webpage.
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
I had to do this a few months ago. You'll get used to it... peoplepc.com I think has unlimited for $10/month as do some others. Bigzoo.net is the cheapest I've found and what I use. I have only 150 hours month, but I tend to come in under that, and it's $9/month. Or if you prepay 3 or 6 month bulk packages you can get it for as little as $6/month. I'm happy with it.
Thanks. I'll start looking at these guys.
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: dabuddha
Stay away from Earthlink.
Why is that? My old company used to have Earthlink connections for travellers. I didn't use it much, but when I did, it was very good.
 

Vette73

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Dial up is going to be different from region to region.

So unless someone here lives next to you, they are going by what they know for THEIR area.

With that said, try....

Netzero High speed $14.95

Regular Juno/Netzero $ 9.95


Those are the cheapest, and I say try the high speed out since you are used to cable, and is only a extra $5 a month. If you don't see a difference then get put on the $9.95 a month plan.
 

wyvrn

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I am thinking about doing this. I get free wireless access at school if I need to upload/download something important. I am there four days a week anyway. Otherwise when I get home I usually read email and surf forums/ news sites. I could prob save $35 a month using Bigzoo.
 

batmang

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dood, screw basic cable, get an antennea (?) and just keep cable internet. do not go back to dial up after being on cable for so long. thats like driving a bmw and then going to a skateboard with 3 wheels.
 

deerslayer

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I feel for you :( I dread going home to dial up this summer :( University connection is nice! :D
 

StageLeft

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
I am thinking about doing this. I get free wireless access at school if I need to upload/download something important. I am there four days a week anyway. Otherwise when I get home I usually read email and surf forums/ news sites. I could prob save $35 a month using Bigzoo.
Yeah, I was forced into going dialup, but now that broadband is recently available again I'm in truly no rush to switch back. I have broadband at work, and at home all I'm ever doing is surfing AT and checking bank account, email, etc. anyway. Sure it sucks downloadin music, and I can't do xbox live, but otherwise $9 vs. $40+ is pretty sweet.

 

skace

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I suggest you revisit your expenses. Back to the drawing board, last meetings conclusion didn't work out too well :). Sorry, I'm not much help, any decision that ends in going to dialup was done under extreme alcoholic conditions.
 

Doggiedog

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Maybe you could find a neighbor that has WiFi and piggyback onto them or ask them to allow you to share their BB and offer to subsidize $10/Mo?
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: batmang
dood, screw basic cable, get an antennea (?) and just keep cable internet. do not go back to dial up after being on cable for so long. thats like driving a bmw and then going to a skateboard with 3 wheels.
The problem is that I don't want to pay $55 for internet access. Without cable, they add $15 to the $40 monthly charge.
 

Garet Jax

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Originally posted by: skace
I suggest you revisit your expenses. Back to the drawing board, last meetings conclusion didn't work out too well :). Sorry, I'm not much help, any decision that ends in going to dialup was done under extreme alcoholic conditions.
Good idea. Wife and I will stay off the sauce and have this discussion again tonight. :)
 

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