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    Internet connection (Windows Me)

    Hi y'all.
    I have a question, I've got a BT phone line (Income call only) and am trying to connect to the internet using Freeserve, and also tried LineOne but it doesnt seem to be making connection. I used the same line with AOL and it was working then. Why isn't it working now? Reccommend me a provider which is cheap and fast, please. I'll be using it after 6pm and weekends mostly.

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    Are you saying your line is for incoming calls only?
    If so, I do not expect you will be able to dial out.

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    Yes, its an income line but I used it with AOL and it worked but why wouldn't it work with freeserve?

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    Was the AOL number a freephone one - beginning with 0500, 0800, 0958, 0760, 01459 or something?

    (Incoming lines are rarely true one-way lines - you can still make operator and emergency calls, for example, and probably free calls too.)

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    so there's no way I could get an internet connection without changing the phone line to income & outgoing line?

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    No - not unless you use a free-phone number such as to AOL.
    (I just checked their site, and they do use 0800/0808 connection numbers.)

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    Oh I c.
    Thanx Leif.

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    I believe the way AOL and Freeserve work is to charge you a flat monthly rate, then allow you access through their free-phone numbers. In other words, you are going to have to pay for your outgoing call one way or the other.
    AOL do a free trial period, but I am not sure if it is through a free number - and you would need to 'sign-up' anyway.

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    Re: Internet connection (Windows Me)

    I've ordered for BTs software and am waiting to receive it. If it doesn't work on the line I've, I'll just have to update the line to an local outgoing line.

    Thanks Leif.

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