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From: Dale <dalek1967@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] [Way OT] dial-up, switching isp's and other thoughts.
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:51:26
1 Hi,
3 Since I only use Linux, this is basically the only place I get
4 help/advice so here I go.
6 As some may know, I have been waiting on DSL for years here. Always
7 being promised that it is coming but found out today, through a informal
8 FCC complaint, that it is not coming any time soon. They lied though
9 their teeth in my opinion. What else can be said about AT&T. Yea, we
10 got the DSL box up the street but no DSL. Not real sure how that
11 works. Well, here is the deal in a nutshell. I am switching from AT&T
12 to save some cash and because they got me pissed off. I am currently
13 using AT&T for email and everything which means I will have to change my
14 email address during the switch to a new ISP and this is getting
15 boring. Keep in mind through this that I am disabled so keeping it in
16 budget is important. My plan is something like this:
18 Get a Yahoo email account and pay for POP access, about $20.00 a year I
19 think. I think this will make it so that I never have to change email
20 addresses when I switch ISPs and will get the same service regardless of
21 who I connect to the internet with in the future. This is a long term
22 fix to my email switching issue.
24 I have checked on and a couple others and ran into a couple
25 "issues". 1: They have a 4 hour connect limit which is not good but
26 possible. 2: They limit you to 200 hours a month. This sucks. They
27 claim "unlimited access" then limit you in the fine print. Does anyone
28 know of a reasonably priced dial-up ISP that does not have a monthly
29 limit?
31 After getting things switched over, I hope this will make things easier
32 in the future if I need to switch ISPs or something. My questions are:
33 1: Does anyone know of a reasonably priced dial-up ISP that does not
34 have a monthly limit? Does anyone see anything wrong/weird with my
35 plan? Maybe something I need to add in?
37 Thanks for the help/advice.
39 Dale
41 :-) :-)
43 P.S. I can't afford the satellite thing. I wish I could tho. No cable
44 here either. Hmmm, may go talk to the cable company about putting cable
45 out here and we can get internet, TV and Vonage then. That would be cool.