Originally Posted by donnyre
No, I don't have any phone services (landline or mobile) nor any television services. If I had the money for that I probably wouldn't be asking how to get free internet heh
In any case, I think I've found one but I think I need to purchase a dial-up modem and figure out how to use it because I don't think my computer has one
Ahhh, dude, listen carefully, you CANNOT get dialup service without a telephone landline---PERIOD!
The dialup modem needs to connected to a phone line. So does a dsl connection. DSL requires a different sort of modem specific to dsl AND it needs to be connected to a landline.
There are only two ways to get access to the Internet w/o a telephone or cable connection.
One is thru your smartphone, an Iphone, Android, or some other type. I suggest you look into Sprint, as they have unlimited Internet service and are likely to continue unlimited forever. The other cell companies are looking to eventually meter the Internet.
There is also some cheap cell companies, such as Metro PCS, comparatively affordable, but cell coverage is limited.
If you go this route make sure to do a little homework and understand how cell phones work, about 'coverage', about 'roaming charges', and about the varying pay plans. You will need to purchase a cell phone.
Additonally, most all the cell companies have 'pay as you go' plans. These usually are have the highest per minute charges, but they make controlling your cost very easy. For example, say you put $50 onto your prepay account, the once you use that up, service is stopped, until you put more money on the account.
The other alternative is WiFi. Do a little homework on this too. Hopefully your computer has WiFi already installed. If not, you can purchase an add on card or something. Once you have WiFi, all you need is to find an open connection. Perhaps there is one near your home, or a neighbor or nearby friend will let you connect to their WiFi connection. You'll need to get permission and if they agree, they will give you a password in order to log in to their network and access the Internet.
If not and your computer is not a laptop, then your are out of luck. If you do have a laptop and it has WiFi, or it can be added to your laptop, then you'll need to go out and find an available open public connection. Starbucks, McDonalds, coffee houses, etc., may have connections for their customers' use. There are other public places like Bryant Park which provides free service. Check the Internet for a list of places with available service.
That is it. No other way w/o a landline, that is reasonable for the average person.
Your other options are utilizing the library, OR Internet Cafes. I don't know if you have any Internet Cafes where you live, but here in Queens they are to be found, as like yourself, in many areas a lot of people, mostly immigrants cannot afford Internet Service. In many countries, using Internet Cafes is the most common way people get access to the Internet.
The Cafes charge a modest fee, hourly I think. You can setup an email account at Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or a number other sites that provide free service. Then you can go to the Cafe every so often and check your email and do whatever you need on the Internet. You don't need to own a computer, nor have a landline, to make use of an Internet Cafe, you just need the fee amount for the time you will use the Cafes computer and connection.
Hope something works out for ya!