Other options are to see if you can share time(/cost) with a generous
user on a real ISP, or find a local ISP that provides real service to
I'm only familiar with AOL on this, but you can have up to 7 (or
more?) different screen names on one billing account. It's just that
only one screen name can be dialed or IPed in at a time. Web mail
remains available (but you need an ISP to get to the web) regardless
of whether another name is logged on.
"Security feature", indeed! Sounds more like a way to cut back their
service to you. I mean, what about folks who might want to use it from
home and work and/or on the road (even if locally, such as a cell
phone connection), and/or from a hobby site (like you)?
>"Dennis Allen" <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I had my dialup isp on the club computer for years. Last fall, however,
>my isp implemented a new security feature. When someone dials from one
>telephone, all other phones are locked out for eight hours.
- Dale Gombert (SkySea at aol.com)
122.38W, 47.58N, W. Seattle, WA