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Old 03-27-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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Free Internet service Providers


Does anyone know if there are any free ISPs that work with linux in the United States?

I have searched google and haven't found any thing.

Thanks
Jeff
 
Old 03-27-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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The only free ISPs for any platform I know of these days are NetZero and Juno, neither of which will support Linux. There used to be a lot more, but then 1999 came along. I think you'll have to go with a local discount ISP -- you can get lower rates sometimes by paying a year (or a few months) at a time. Just ask around first -- some of them really aren't worth any amount of money.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks. That is what I have concluded. I currently use MSN, but the town I live is has talk of someone putting in a wireless tower 2 miles from my house.

The problem is if the wireless goes in they do not provide any national dialup numbers for when I travel.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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Check out juno or www.peoplepc.com I personally have used peoplepc and was extremely satisfied with the service and amount of dial up numbers available. There was 1 or 2 800 numbers for "national dial up" if I remember correctly, so give em a call and see what they can offer you

Prices were ~12/month without a contract, 10/month with a 1 year...

Cool
 
Old 03-27-2003, 09:38 PM   #5
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With a laptop and a wireless card I'm sure you could find pleanty of "free" ISPs around (though for ethical and legal reasons, I don't recommend this method (plus it means leaving your house everytime you want to be online)).
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:10 AM   #6
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Try

http://www.allvantage.com/

They charge $6/mo, $5 setup, 2500 numbers nationwide.

They have a list of access numbers on their site so you can check if one is local for you.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 11:03 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Helper_Monkey
With a laptop and a wireless card I'm sure you could find pleanty of "free" ISPs around (though for ethical and legal reasons, I don't recommend this method (plus it means leaving your house everytime you want to be online)).
Unless a kind neighbor has an open wireless network
(Or doesn't know how to secure it)
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:22 PM   #8
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Unless a kind neighbor has an open wireless network
(Or doesn't know how to secure it)
My neighbor uses my wireless to get to the web. I even set it up. I am marrying her in August so I guess she is entitled.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 03:34 PM   #9
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My neighbor uses my wireless to get to the web. I even set it up. I am marrying her in August so I guess she is entitled.
Well...duh...yeah

Congrats!

Hmmmm...using geekiness and geekskillz to attract a mate..

Its just crazy enough to work lol...


Its too late for me to try that tho, I found my SO and turned her into a geek (well almost...I have converted her to linux tho)
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:05 PM   #10
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I wish I could convert mine to linux. But the kids like it
 
Old 03-28-2003, 06:20 PM   #11
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I wish I could convert mine to linux. But the kids like it
Well what did it for me was simply just letting her see/play frozen-bubble and LBreakout2...

I wouldn't let her use my laptop, so she asked for Mandrake on her laptop...it was all downhill from there.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:31 AM   #12
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I don't understand the original question. My ISP doesn't care what system I use. They don't 'support' windows, either, as far as I know. What do you mean by support?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 05:20 AM   #13
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By support he means if he has problems with his modem initialization strings his ISP will figure it out and help him configure his modem for linux.

my isp doesn't support linux... and they wont support use of a router unless you pay them 500 dollars for a router, then they will


Well...
I got a wireless router and got it working with a few clicks of my mouse... whenever I call them for support I just say I use a router they gave me....

Pretty much with linux too -- if I ever need help with the internet I just wont mention i'm a linux user, hah.. what they don't know won't hurt em.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 04:35 AM   #14
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Originally posted by Helper_Monkey
With a laptop and a wireless card I'm sure you could find pleanty of "free" ISPs around (though for ethical and legal reasons, I don't recommend this method (plus it means leaving your house everytime you want to be online)).
When I go off to collage this will be my way of getting online.. Forget Ethics, its free internet.. and in a big city like Austin if I go to UT I will be able to pretty much have access to matter where I go.. How Fun! Then again knowing the legal issues they might make these access points harder to get to in the next two and half years.. and if they do, well then I will just have to use the collages computers for net access.. 10/month is alot for internet when I have lived my whole geeky life so far with the ol' daddy paying for my HighSpeed online, he uses it too, but I bet I get alot more use out of it.. HAHA! Don't call me spoiled, I have yet to get a top of the line laptop with his money, and my digital camera and computer came out of my own money.. I know I am going on about nothing, it is due to my lack of sleep, and alittle too much coffee, and the Beatles are so loud.. John Lennon is singing about needing love!
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:43 PM   #15
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Free ISP's and Linux

Any thing is always possible.

I have heard on the net that you can use free isp's with any platform. The only catch is that you wont be using their software. I am not sure if it is legal or illegal, because I have not tried this myself.

All you have to do is get some dial software that shows you the user name and password (unencrytped) and you just use that as a regular ppp connection. Like I said I am not a lawyer so I dont know if it is legal or illegal. But if you are desperate.....

All ISP's should support multiplatform.
 
  


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