New Free ISP

Hey all-
I’ve been using Netzero for free internet service and like it quite a bit. Today I downloaded a new free ISP called Freei Networks. If anyone is interested, I’ll post and let you know which one works better (In my opinion anyway)
To download either or both of these, go to these websites:

There is also a free service through Alta Vista, but it doesn’t work on Windows NT (which I use) so I don’t know how it is.

Just trying to help out anyone else who hates paying for internet service :slight_smile:

Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

Thanks Zette. Let me know how Freei Networks works out for ya.

I’ve been using NetZero for about a month, and the only complaint I have (a minor one) is that stupid killtimer that seems to pop up every thirty minutes or so. I must not be reacting to the banner ads fast enough…

NetZero still beats the ever-loving shit out of AOL, but so does wiring an Etch-A-Scetch to a TV antenna.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

With Netzero you can get rid of the banner ad stuff with a patch. ANother way that works is doing a cont-alt-del select all the Netzero crap & close it except for the connection part. I read you have to close some of the same things 3 times. ack

Also, has free net access…

Handy- thanks for the tip about I’ll check that one out, too.
In Windows NT you can’t close the Netzero banner, but maybe it can be done in 98. Dont’ know…
So far, I’m liking pretty good. My husband prefers it, but I still need time to decide…

I get enough SPAM already. The thought of seeing banner ads all the time while surfing makes me happy to fork up the $15 I pay a month.

Yer pal,

Oh, for the love of God, do any of these work with a Macintosh?! I’ve been looking way too long for a Mac free-ISP.

JMcC, San Francisco
“Hear the voices in my head, I swear to God it sounds like they’re snoring”

cheapest real ISP that I found is MSN from Costco online [Ironic, eh?] at a paltry
$11.99 month all the time you want. Sorry,
no Mac version.

If you like free ISPs, you might want to check this out.


jjtm- I have looked and looked, and no luck finding anything for the Mac…let me know if you do, OK? I’m looking for a friend… :slight_smile:

Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

95% of spam I get comes from MSN. No wonder it is so cheap.

Well, here’s my field report:
I like the Freei Networks better. The banner is smaller (You can choose if you want a big long banner that pushes your browswer down on your screen, or a little one that “floats”)
The ads seems less distracting to me. The killtimer goes off much less frequently then Netzero. Netzero’s killtimer seems to go off about every 30 minutes regardless if you’re using the web or not. Freei only goes off if you aren’t using the web for quite a while.

Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.