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Posted: 10/10/2004 6:55:16 PM EST
My mom was recently given an old computer, primarily for e-mailing. There isn't enough memory to load a program like NetZero or anything. The guy who had it used it for e-mail with a "local network dial-up number". He said all I need is to find a local dial-up where my mom lives, but so far I can't. (She's in Collinsville, Illinois).
Any help would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:45:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:47:48 AM EST
I'm going over there Tuesday (tomorrow) to attempt getting her on-line. I'll check her phone book and see what I can find in her area. (I'll try more internet searching today).
Thanks for the idea.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:54:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:55:42 AM EST
What would it take to get ya to increase my mom's memory?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:59:26 AM EST
If you have a dial up account just use your moms local number and your account ID that way she does't have to pay for just email. If you have msn I can tell you the local numbers.With msn you also have to put msn/yourusername or it wont work.

If you have broadband check with your ISP website for numbers you can use while traveling most of the time its free and most have them
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:03:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:03:42 AM EST
I never thought of that. I've got SBC DSL, and they do have dial-up numbers for travel. Hmmmmmmm...........
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:05:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By tc6969:

Originally Posted By GoGop:
What would it take to get ya to increase my mom's memory?



An IM with an address.



About to do just that. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:08:03 AM EST
For an inexpensive ISP, try ISPWEST.com, they are nationwide and prepay is less than $10 a month. They have local access numbers just about everywhere.

I have had them for about a year, couldn't be happier.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:14:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By GoGop:
I never thought of that. I've got SBC DSL, and they do have dial-up numbers for travel. Hmmmmmmm...........




They have step by step instructions just off your home page. They also have a list of numbers. You have to enter you DNS servers but it takes you step by step. I have SBC yahoo and use dial up in the collinsville aera
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:10:56 AM EST
Thanks guys. I think this gives me the info I need.
The ARFCOMMERS come through again.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 12:43:34 PM EST
tc6969,
It arrived today. Thank you very much!!!!!!! My mom said thank you also.
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