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Posted: 5/24/2002 4:49:14 PM EDT
I hate to admit this, but I'm still using Aol. I've been fed up for sometime, but as usual, keep putting off making a change. Does anybody use Outdoors Unlimited, and if so how do you like it? Any other alternatives to Aol would be appreciated. I'm still going to have to go with dial-up service for a while yet, and need something that is easy to use and has good services. Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 4:56:04 PM EDT
I would recommend either earthlink or att. MSN is ok, but I will be switching as soon as I can. -legrue
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:16:43 PM EDT
For all it's worth, I used AT&T before DSL and cable came along and I never had any problems with them. They were recommended by a friend that liked their service as well.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:25:16 PM EDT
Except for AOL or MSN, and the "free ones" (netzero & co), there's really not much difference between the others, the real ISPs. You might as well try to support a local outfit, if it's not too bad. But anyway, how much worse than AOL could it possibly be? Try to find a local business.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:29:47 PM EDT
I have Att Worldnet and love it! [url]http://www.att.net/[/url]
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:29:56 PM EDT
I have MSN. never had a proplem. I'm thinking about going to [url]www.ev1.net[/url] because its 10 bucks a months with no contract, and have never heard a complaint about them. BTW the only reason I'm thinking about switching is cause : MSN=21.95/month EV1=10.00/month
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:37:53 PM EDT
I have outdrs.net it works fine for me and a buck goes to the NRA.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 5:50:53 PM EDT
Be warned - if you're using AOL 5.0 or later you'll probably have to reinstall Windows in order to use another ISP. AOL software overwrites several critical .DLLs that Windows uses for the network socket so you can't connect to any other type of network. It even screws up you ability to access machine on a LAN. AOL has been fighting lawsuits about this since 1999. Use your favorite search engine with keywords like "AOL" and "class action" and you'll find more details.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:02:07 PM EDT
Doesn't the NRA have an ISP? Anyone use that? I use bigplanet right now. they're pretty good. [url]www.bigplanet.com [/url] I'm still waiting on cable or DSL to get below $50. I won't pay that for an isp.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:17:10 PM EDT
earthlink for at home dsl, outdrs.net for travel. they both work fine for me. Bell South sukd. DSL was down as often as up. NRA recently started an ISP, I think RKBA just started one.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 7:55:29 PM EDT
I'm with the ATT Worldnet guys. Never get bounced. Only an occasional pop up ad while you're on the home page and none when you're somewhere else. Price is less than AOL by a couple of bucks a month and it's never taken me more than 3 minutes to get on line, usually only 30-45 secs. One warning, when you dump AOL, they may do to you what they did to me (and many others I'm told); fudge up your hard drive innards so you can't get online with anybody. Apparently their latest version (6.0 or 7.0 or both) have this built in, and there's a class action lawsuit in progress against them. [;D]
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 8:02:19 PM EDT
Before my DSL and Cable, I was with IBM.NET. They kicked ass. But they got bought out by ATT Global Net. So I would say go with AT&T.
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