and Tricks for using ISP's Revised
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thoughts on free stuff
Here in Las Vegas, there are a number of FREE INTERNET ACCESS
ISP's and most have phone numbers in major areas all over the country.
You can check the availability of numbers on each of their web sites.
You can choose from the following:
My favorite for ease of use - Juno.
Then there is Netzero that
has been around for some time.
and Netzero are available on
With these FREE ISP's, the price you pay is an ad banner on the
screen. It can be moved around but gets a little irritating.
See my other page on Free
stuff for more discussions on free ISP's.
Or just do a search for free ISP's.
here to review a discussion of the ads collected by Juno
e-mail and ways to reduce them.
are the sites for just free e-mail and I haven't verified them for
a while. All of the free access sites above provide an e-mail address.
You can choose to use it or get a free e-mail with another site
as well. It is actually useful to have 2 addresses
I really like Yahoo and have
been recommending it. It has some nice features. The best is that
your address book is stored on Yahoo's
computers. This means you can go to any computer that has Internet
access and check your mail and address book. One nice feature is
that if you buy a new computer or upgrade, you don't have to worry
about transferring the address book from old to new. Yahoo
also checks for virus' making it safer to use. They have a spell
check which some do not.
Here are links to some of the free e-mail systems.
and select "Sign up"
Go to http://www.mauimail.com/
if you want a Hawaii address
Check my Websites
list for additional sources
A couple of disadvantages to the free on-line E-MAIL systems
1. You must be on line and the operations can be a little slower
waiting for actions on line.
For example, adding an entry to the address book takes longer
than using an address book in your own computer.
2. Mail is stored on the host computer (Yahoo) and space may
be limited. Yahoo now gives unlimited storage and allows 10 MB attachments.
free e-mail on line, you can go to any coffee shop, library or school
with Internet access and send and receive e-mail. Even many RV campgrounds
are offering Internet access now, so you don't need to own a computer
or take it with you on a trip.
If you have a laptop with a wireless modem, most
travel places have free Internet access.
MODEM vs DSL
I have had cable and now have DSL at home and a wireless service
are my observations so far. Most of these apply to either DSL or
cable modem as they are similar.
1. Cost is about $30 to $50 per month. You can save by dropping
a second phone line and any ISP cost.
If you want to keep AOL, you can drop the cost to $14.95/mo by
not using their dialup. 2009, I'm told you
can keep AOL for free.
2. Speed is about 10 times faster. 30 MB on DSL loads in a few
3. Convenience is amazing. You are connected 24/7. I leave my
e-mail program on constantly and surf instantly.
4. Security is a problem. You must learn to protect yourself
from intruders. Being on continuously leaves you more vulnerable.
5. Be sure to password all your drives to block intruders. See
my discussion on Passwords.
questions, feel free to E-Mail me using the link below