high speed internet....

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  1. love2teach

    love2teach Enthusiast

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    okay....I currently have AOL and love it! The only thing I dislike is the s-l-o-w dial up service! I want to get high speed but keep my aol address and accout (its my main way of commnicaiton...i can only imagine the nightare it would be to chage my address!) Is there an affordable way to do this?????? Let me know!

    THanks : :D
     
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  3. Upsadaisy

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    Whenever you get a new account you can do a mass transfer of all your addresses and send out a message to them all telling them of your new address.
     
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    I believe AOL has a high-speed component, if you're interested... we quit using AOL a number of years ago... but if you're happy with the service, I'm pretty sure you can get a cable, etc. option from them...
     
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    If you spend time on the internet...the high speed is a MUST!!! It is like nite & day!!!
     
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    I kept my AOL account, but downgraded to the lowest $$ each month. It's $5, I think. I sign on to www.aol.com using my highspeed cable connection and check my aol mail quickly every day or so, meanwhile, I've been slowly changing my address with everyone important.
     
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    how much is your cable?
     
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    $45.95/month...I think. I don't have a home phone anymore...I use my cell only, so ....getting rid of the phone at $35/month and lowering AOL from $28.90/month down to $5/month...I am saving money AND I get the high speed.
     
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    I have cable internet and I LOVE it (except for the price). Mine is $105 a month but that includes digital cable (I didn't want digital, but its a package deal--its cheaper than getting standard cable + cable internet separately). I'm moving in August and trying to figure out costs of internet in Virginia, and am also considering SBC Yahoo DSL--only $26.95 a month. Does anyone have this?

    Ellen
     
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    My DSL is about 50$ through our phone line. I am ALWAYS on the internet and things come on the screen as fast as changing the tv channel with a remote control.
     
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    I too have AOL. The dial up is soo much slower then whatever it is I have at school. We're considering going to DSL or cable or broadband, I don't know the difference between them! We can get internet service so much cheaper & not get kicked off all the time like on AOL. I'm the one dragging my feet because of the hassles of changing my address with everyone. It's more then lists serves & freebies & all this other that I have coming in that I don't want to lose.
     
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    You might consider getting a free Yahoo, Hotmail or MSN e-mail address so that it won't matter who your Internet Service Provider is, you will always have access to your e-mail account. Just a suggestion. :0)
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions.....Sandimyers....do you know the name of your $ 5 AOL plan? This way when I call AOL I know exaclty what I am talking about? Thanks :)
     
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    No...I'm sorry...I didn't pay attention. I changed it online. Here are the directions to do it online. You need to use the dial up service to sign in. It can't be done through aol.com

    How Do I Change My Price Plan?
    Members, To Change Your Price Plan:

    Log onto AOL.
    Go to AOL Keyword: Billing
    Select Change My Price Plan. (You will be prompted to answer your Account Security Question. The Account Security Question is a simple question and answer created by you, which AOL uses to verify your identity and to protect your privacy.)
    Select the new price plan from the options listed. I chose the $4.95 one
    Click Switch to this Plan.
    Complete details about price plan changes are available online at AOL Keyword: Billing
     
  15. dalia

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    I have dial-up through myfam.com, it is the company that make clean movies for children and families. Anyway, i like it, the dial-up is not bad for 9.99 a month, the bad thing is that it ties up my line. But the way i see it, anyone that has my # also has my email address, so if they need me badly they can just email me.
     
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    I'm not sure how AOL works, but with Yahoo you can just go to www.yahoo.com and click on check mail...works with any Internet provider. I have Earthlink, but I don't use the earthlink email address. Earthlink is pretty fast, not DSL fast, but pretty good for dial up.
    My husband has Earthlink DSL at his shop, but we can access on our home computer through dial up. I'm not sure if that has something to do with it being a little faster.
     
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    Right now, I have a local internet provider and I average at about 45 in speed, which isn't too bad. I have been wanting to get DSL, but we can't get it, because we live too out in the country. :( I was thinking about changing to AOL, but I haven't heard alot of good things?!?! Anyway, is anyone familiar with callwave? Everytime someone calls while I'm online, they can leave a message, so I know who called and what they wanted. I always have friends calling, and with my daughter who's in pre-school already talking on the phone with her "boyfriend"-lol! It's only like maybe $6 two or three times a year, go to callwave.com for more info.
     
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    I struggled with SLOW dialup out here in the boonies...26K at best. We are too far out for DSL or anything like that. BUT then I discovered direcway satellite. You can get it anywhere in the country!!!! It is lightening fast compared to my old thing. I also switched from cable TV and now have TIVO. I would never change.

    We eliminated one phone line and the internet provider. After 15 months of financing the hook up cost and buying the equipment....it will be $50 a month. It is soooooooooooo worth it. I would leave the room to do something else while a picutre loaded.
     

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