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posted 09-24-2000 07:18 PM     Profile for Lucky_1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone has tried one of the supposedly free ISP's? As a college student, things can get pretty tight financially and a free ISP seems like a good idea.

Does anyone know if they are free for a certain amount of time? Are they flooded with advertisements? How is the On-line playing capability?

Does anyone have any certain company to suggest? Thanks in advance.

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posted 09-24-2000 08:33 PM     Profile for Casey   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
How's it going Lucky?

I tried a few of the free ISPs. They were truly free, just often loaded with ads and banners which you can't turn off. HINT: make sure they don't even ask for a credit card number at signup- then you know it's free. They will ask a lot of questions, to use you for marketing research, etc.

I kept a free Juno account on one of my computers at work, just for the heck of it. It's pretty reliable and the connections are usually solid.

I would suggest you try it- nothing to lose, right? You can order a CD or download it from their website.

Good hunting.

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posted 09-25-2000 11:02 AM     Profile for Envelope   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Ditto on Juno. One thing you might want to consider is whether you can fly on line or not. I was able to do that with WorldSpy, but WorldSpy is no more.
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posted 09-26-2000 01:54 PM     Profile for Viper18372   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I hated AOL, it was slow for the money you payed, then I got Juno for free it was nice despite the heavy ads. I finally gave into buying Cable service for $30.00 a month and I am settling with Cable.


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posted 09-26-2000 08:48 PM     Profile for Timbo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Wow! $30 for cable modem internet! Through ATT/MediaOne cable, I pay $40 a month.


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