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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:17 PM
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Help! I need to change internet provider...
I'm a slave to AOL and I want to free myself. I'm looking at NetZero and People PC. What do my fellow DUers think?
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:18 PM
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1. You cannot change your Internet Provider
They have to change themself. Change comes from within...... er .... you weren't talking about that kind of change..... were ya?
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:23 PM
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2. they're all blood thirsty...
but which one is the least blood thirsty?
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:24 PM
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3. Look in the phone book..
I'm in a town of 200,000 and I have about fifteen local providers. Most are between 10 and 15 dollars per month. If you don't need access numbers all over the country I would look into it.
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:24 PM
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4. I say: Forget NetZero and PPC...
Go with Comcast high speed...or whatever cable provider you have in your town. The speed is amazing, and you'll never go back! Those places just can't compete!
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:25 PM
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5. I'm strictly a dial-up kinda gal...
too paranoid to do high-speed.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:27 PM
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6. Paranoid?
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:31 PM
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8. at least with dial-up...
I don't have to rely on a firewall. It's more secure than high-speed.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:33 PM
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9. Only because you aren't connected for as long..
While you are you are just as vulnerable.
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:31 PM
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7. Nothing to be paranoid about, Lib...
So long as you have good anti-virus and firewall software, you'll be OK. I've had broadband for 4 years and never had a problem!
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:33 AM
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11. My husband used to say the same thing
but I got the cable modem for me. After having it almost 8 years he got a wireless laptop and we added a router so he could use my connection.

Now we don't have a computer in the house that isn't on the network and he'd never go back to dialup.

And, in all the years I've had the broadband, I've kept my anti-virus up to date and a firewall and I've NEVER had a problem.

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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:38 AM
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10. I tried NetZero--they sucked
It would take forever to log on and log off. They claimed it was "line noise". Sure line noise could be the problem when logging on, but when logging off? :wtf: Sometimes it would take more than 5 minutes just to log on or off--finally after a few weeks I said "screw this" and cancelled them.


I don't know anything about People PC. I have MSN now and have never had a problem.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:43 AM
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12. I have AOL and PeoplePC.
I got PeoplePC because I plan on switching from AOL as soon as I notify everyone on my e-mail list. I like PeoplePC. It's only $10.95 a month and so far it works just fine. I am on dial-up and it is just a little slower loading than AOL.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:36 AM
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13. we're trying People PC now
for free. I guess I like it so far. It just takes a little getting used to.
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