A Word about Dial-Up and Choosing the Right ISP for You
Currently, there are many internet providers to choose from. It is owned by Earthlink. If you have dial-up the cheapest of the internet providers in my area by far is PeoplePC. They start you out with only $7.47 a month and then go up to around $26 a month from there and they usually bill you by pulling money directly out of your account on a set day (usually the 28th) of every month.
In order to choose the best internet provider for you, it is most advisable to choose the one that best fits your budget. Depending on where you live, you may have many options or just a few. However, if you have the option between dial-up and broadband connection and can afford to stretch your budget a little, it is more advisable to choose the latter. The reason being that even though it is still possible to work with dial-up, there is no longer very much support left for it.
A few advantages of using dial-up:
-it is now the cheapest route
-the speeds are consistent
-there is still more than one option to choose from
A few disadvantages:
-the farther away you are from your provider’s office, typically, the slower the speed
-depending on the level of Windows, etc. that your desktop or laptop has, the more or less reliable the connection will typically be
Choosing the best service for you will also depend on what is available in your area as it is futile to try to purchase one that isn’t. Be sure to compare prices while shopping. Also read the terms and services in order to ensure ahead of time that it’s one that you can work with. You will likely need to bargain about what add-on’s you can afford to work with and to check out their anti-virus scan systems. Make sure that the service’s speed is reliable enough that you can use it whenever you need to, don’t hesitate to ask around with your neighbors and/or friends about what they use and how it’s worked for them. Above all, make sure that the particular provider has fast and reliable customer support in case something goes wrong or you need to cancel your account.