Help me pick a dial up provider

  1. It had to happen, my free AOL finally ended. I got it free for one year. Now I'm paying $23.90 per month. There are so many to choose from that I would like some input on which ones are the good deals and how much are they. I've looked around and found some really cheap ones($9.99) but what about the service?
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  3. by   Q.
    I heard Earthlink is good.
    Is there such a thing as good dial up?

  5. by   nakitamoon
    ditto heather's post,,,,, get cable!!!!!
  6. by   FTell001
    I have had AOL for years and years..but recently started shopping for a less expensive dialup..(don't want cable access....too expensive!) Anyway..there is a website message board that reviews and posts about dialups/isp's. I recently downloaded and it works GREAT! I get online..first time dialed...its cheap..9.95 a month and it's for unlimited time on line. Make sure you don't select an isp that requires you pay a full year in advance (they tend to NOT last that long..and your money will be lost)
    The website I visit is
    Try it and read what they have to say before you make your decision!
  7. by   renerian
    I loved Earthlink when I had it but there were only two dial numbers for over a million people so alot of time i could not long on. I got MSN and had no problem. I now pay for MSN /and cable. I need a national provider to log on when I go out of town which my cable option does not help me with.

    Last edit by renerian on Jan 5, '03
  8. by   Mary Dover
    One word: CABLE.
  9. by   hapeewendy
    I've suffered with dial up long enough
    I'm goin cable this week
    so yeah mike cable it up!
  10. by   cactus wren
    I know that cable costs more, but it is soooo....worth it..
  11. by   CashewLPN
    Earthlink Cable is awesome.... oh... earthlink Dial up is great, if you live in an area to which they have alot of land lines...I'm in NYC, and can use the 718 and 212 area codes as local, theres a million numbers...
  12. by   2banurse
    If you can afford it...definitely go cable. When I had it, I loved it. Unfortunately, while I go to school that is a fringe I have to go without. I've looked into others, but AOL still serves me the best. A concern I had was that when I looked at the other cheaper dial ups, they would have this little disclosure on the bottom regarding telephone charges. At least with AOL, I know what to expect each month, I'd be afraid with some of the others even if they profess lower charges.

    But again, if you can afford it go cable.

  13. by   Mimi2RN
    We used AOL for years, went to Earthlink, still slow. Got DSL last summer, it's expensive, but we can have both computers online at the same time. We don't get cut off, and it's very fast. We don't need to have a second phone line, either.
  14. by   cindyln
    I went cable a couple of months ago and would not go back to dial up. The price worked out to be close to dial up also because I was able to get rid of my second phone line.So I would vote for cable.