Who Can I Get Dial-up Access From?
You can get your Internet account from any of three main sources:
A national Internet service provider (ISP)
A local ISP, one that's headquartered in your city or town
A commercial online service, such as AOL or CompuServe
Each of these options is explained next.
Whatever service you choose as your provider, be sure the company offers a dial-up telephone number for connecting to the Internet that is a local call from your PC's location. Otherwise, you'll end up paying long-distance fees to the phone company in addition to whatever your provider charges for Internet access.
In most cities, finding local access numbers ...