Cheap ISP for traveling the US?

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  1. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

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    Just got an iBook, and use it with my cable connection at home (Comcast). When I start traveling, I will want to dial up for internet access. Since I already pay $50 for my cable connection at home, what is the cheapest method for dial-up access out there?
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I like Earthlink, a year's prepaid subscription comes to $21.95 a month. That isn't very good, but they do offer lots o dial up lines in just about every city.

    Try contacting the cable company and see if they have a nation wide dialup add on, or if they have one that they can recommend. DSL subscribers often have this option, and though I haven’t heard of cable companies doing the same, they might if they are large enough. If your not happy with cable and your contract is up, it might be worth trying a DSL/dial up combo from your phone company , Sprint/Earthlink, Verizon, etc... Also, some cell phone companies offer dialup access through your cell for as little as$20 U.S. a month.

    I just dropped my ISP and will start using T-Mobile HotspotT-Mobile’s Hotspots at $.10 a minute, because all I need to do is update my website and download my email, which takes about 10 minutes a week. T-Mobile Hotspots are available at Starbucks and Borders, as well as many air ports. There is no contract. Perhaps a good solution if you need digital speed and limited contact time with the net.

    Another thread about Hotspots: Wireless T-mobile Hotspot- Has anybody used them with their Mac?

    Post Script: Because I answered this post, there will now be a dozen better solutions below. :)
     
  3. andrewlandry macrumors member

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    also Earthlink has a plan that is $9.95 a month for 10 hours of dial-up access. it can be useful in traveling emergencies.
     

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