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Old 11-22-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, there are still several million AOL subscribers
Probably a high percentage of them pay for the $7/mo plan as a backup to their broadband svc rather than primary use of it.

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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
It will come with software to make it functional with your computer. So it will setup itself. Then whatever company you find will supply, possibly by CD, the software necessary to make the dialup active and functional on your computer.



Follow this link for free dialup for up to 10 hrs a month.

http://www.netzero.net/free
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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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
They stopped shipping computers with modem for long time so most likely your machine won't have one. If it's laptop, you definitely won't have one 100%. If it's PC and you bought it within past 5 years, it won't have it either. As for modem, you will need to buy one and older, cheap models will probably use one of PCI slots for desktop. There are other newer models where you can use your USB slot which you can use for laptops, netbook, etc. Heads-up though. World has moved on from days of 56k modem being standard so many websites will take a while to load if you use a modem to access internet. So be patient and when you do use your modem to go online.

Honestly speaking. If you are as poor as you say you are. Best options is to split it with a neighbor or someone using wireless router. Another is to check out your library for internet so you can use it as needed during their hours rather than paying 10 bucks a month which is $120 a year and in addition somewhere between 20-50 bucks for modem.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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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!

Luck!
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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good luck using a phone modem without having phone service...

let us know how that works out for ya!
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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If you in new york there are 3 free dial up ISP's that you can use. MetConnect - New York City's Free ISP is local NYC provider and offers unlimited service unlike netzero or juno. Another good site to check out is Freedomlist ISP directory - free and cheap internet service providers if you looking for free or cheap dialup internet. But if you have no land line your best bet is probably cable like time warner. Make sure to check their promotions look for coupons. Wireless ATT 4g internet is also coming to new york city by the end of the year. The speed is comparable to cable or dsl, but you are not tied to one location.
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