Our apartment complex is going to undergo an extensive make over and we may have to be moved elsewhere for about a year. I don't want to have to pay for hooking up my DSL at the new place and then hook it up again when we get back here.
If you had to choose the most efficient, best, fastest dial-up which one would you choose??
This will save me about $200. for not having to do the DSL hook up until our apartments here are done.
When I used to do a lot of traveling in the US and Canada I always used Earthlink for roaming dialup access. They seemed to have the most available numbers in the most places. But I don't really think they were any faster than other large providers.. just more widespread and available. These days I'd find it less necessary since there's so much available free hispeed access at hotels, airports, coffeeshops etc but at 10 dollars/month I'd still get a temp Earthlink acc't anyway just for backup.
Earthlink 56Kbps Dial-up is as low as $12.50 per month if you pay $150.00 at time of sign up for an entire year of service.
If you don't want to pay for the year in advance, it will be $14.95 per month for a total of $179.40.
If you don't want but 8 months of service, the total would be $139.60. That's $9.95 per month for the first three months, then $21.95 per month thereafter. You could then continue on with this no-contract, month-to-month plan for the same $21.95 per month. But, if you ended up keeping it for the full 12 months the total would be $227.40, which is $77.40 more than the $150.00 plan.
Clear might be a good alternative for you if it is available in your area. Everything is wireless so there is no hookup. Their prices are very competitive. All you need is the receiver/modem from them and away you go. They have some remote access features that may work for you as well. They have to have a transmitter/receiving station in your area. VOIP phone service is available with certain packages so you have essentially land line phone service without the line. http://internet.clear.com/?gclid=CNq...FYXNKgodghUPXA
Also, an acquaintance lived in Milwaukee during a summer internship. Time Warner, the cable company in that area, offered a month to month deal that was very reasonable without having to get TV with it. You might check the cable company for your area for something like this. In many cases, they rent you the modem anyway and the hookup is already there from a previous tenant, all they have to do is turn it back on.
Last edited by jseidel; April 8th, 2012 at 05:22 PM.
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