Found 18th Apr 2009
Can anyone recommend a good low cost dial up internet provider?. It's for basic temporary use and I don't want to sign up to a broadband account at that address. I can see that there are a lot around offering 0845 and 0844 numbers...is this the way to go?

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Get a Broadband mobile dongle. It's so much more convienient.

You're probably better off, and cheaper using a PAYG mobile broadband dongle.

Original Poster

Yeah but I'll be out in the sticks with no WiFi...isn't that a problem?

hotyoda;4961832

Yeah but I'll be out in the sticks with no WiFi...isn't that a problem?



It doesnt work using WiFi. It uses the same method as mobile phones. So if you have a mobile phone out in the sticks then a mobile broadband usb dongle will work just as well. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Ah ha..get it. Ummm....will have to think on that one. So you get a dongle....plug it into the laptop and the mobilephone?

Cripes...I used to be up on technology! Should do some research I suppose...

cont...flip £100 for a dongle?

Original Poster

Thanks all but mobile broadband seems a bit expensive for what will be very limited use for the next month or so. Back to the original plan me thinks...dial up advice anyone?

hotyoda;4961956

Thanks all but mobile broadband seems a bit expensive for what will be … Thanks all but mobile broadband seems a bit expensive for what will be very limited use for the next month or so. Back to the original plan me thinks...dial up advice anyone?



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hotyoda;4961956

Thanks all but mobile broadband seems a bit expensive for what will be … Thanks all but mobile broadband seems a bit expensive for what will be very limited use for the next month or so. Back to the original plan me thinks...dial up advice anyone?



maybe get 1 of them free 30 day trials from aol or tpg or whoever with an 0800 number

have used these a while ago and were reliable
fast4.net/dia…htm

None - all dialup should be condemned.

hotyoda;4961860

Ah ha..get it. Ummm....will have to think on that one. So you get a … Ah ha..get it. Ummm....will have to think on that one. So you get a dongle....plug it into the laptop and the mobilephone? Cripes...I used to be up on technology! Should do some research I suppose...cont...flip £100 for a dongle?



No mobile phone needed actually, but as you're looking at at least £40 up front and half the speed of dial-up if you're out in the sticks then it's still not a great idea for a months use.

If you've got a high-tech phone then you can use that as the mobile broadband modem. Capacities tend to be very limited, but as the speeds you'll get you probably won't be bothered.

The best dial-up offers used to be x amount a month for unlimited usage but I don't know what they are these days.
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