NetZero is not literally "5x" faster, the software, which you rent for
an extra $5 a month, simply pre-fetches the pages of all links you see
on any webpage you are on, straight into your RAM. If not enough
RAM then cashed onto your hard disc which you must clean yourself.
But for surfing it is better than regular dial-up. I would do it for the
cost of it. Satallite however is slower than regular DSL but far faster
than any dial-up. You may want a V.92 type dial-up modem, with it
you can place internet "on hold" wild recieving a 'phone call, yet
remain dialed-up, and NetZero provides that service which would
be a specific number(s) in your area.
Ah, see, if I'm going to do that, I'll give 40 bucks to rhinosoft.com
and install AllegroSurf. Gives you prefetch, cache management,
and blocks popups, without installing spyware on your system and
without telling you it's one thing when it's really another.
Disclaimer: I know the guy who sells AllegroSurf.
First thing I'd do is call the phone company. A while back, my dialup slowed
to a crawl... I called the local Ma Bell, and the repaired the line, and
viola! Back up to speed (which is a 50K crawl when one has wideband wireless
at the office and is SPOILED!).
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