DSL Extreme can help you save every month on your Internet Service. If you're in an area that doesn't qualify for High-Speed DSL you can still get
fast internet and our award-winning support.
Prepaid Contracts If desired
By offering prepayments for up to 12 months on your Dial-Up internet we take the hassle out of worrying about monthly bills. You'll have up to 1 full
year of paid and unlimited Internet service.
Using our own special compression technology, web pages will load faster than on your traditional Dial-Up connection. We compress frequently used websites and
images so that when you request them they'll be downloaded directly from us. Since you're dialing in directly to our servers that cuts down your download
We offer TONS of included services over any other Internet Service Provider. With DSL Extreme you get:
• Unlimited Internet:
Stay connected as long as you want and download as much as you'd like
• 70GB of Email and Tools:
We're one of the few service providers who can offer you 70GB of Email storage, with up to 10 extra email addresses,
and an entire suite of Online Tools supplied by Google. This means you get an online Calendar, Office-style utilities, online Document storage, Photo & Image
uploading and much, much more!
• Trusted Connections:
Use one of our thousands of local Access Numbers
to connection quickly
• 30 Day FREE Trial:
See if you like our Accelerated Dial-Up first. You get 30 Days to try it out. If you're not completely satisfied you can
cancel within that 30 day window and your account won't be charged anything!
• Get Running Quickly:
Once you place your Order our software is quick to download and easy to install!
What is Dialup?
Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a dialed connection to
an Internet service provider (ISP) via telephone lines. The user's computer or router uses an attached modem to encode and decode Internet Protocol packets and
control information into and from analogue audio frequency signals, respectively.
The term was coined during the early days of computer telecommunications when modems were needed to connect terminals or computers running terminal emulator
software to mainframes, minicomputers, online services and bulletin board systems via a telephone line.
Dial-up connections to the Internet require no infrastructure other than the telephone network. As telephone access is widely available, dial-up remains useful
to travellers. Dial-up is often the only choice available for rural or remote areas where broadband installations are not prevalent due to low population and
demand. Dial-up access may also be an alternative for users on limited budgets as it is offered free by some ISPs, though broadband is increasingly available
at lower prices in many countries due to market competition.
Dial-up requires time to establish a usable telephone connection (up to several seconds, depending on the location) and perform handshaking for protocol
synchronization before data transfers can take place. In locales with telephone connection charges, each connection incurs an incremental cost. If calls are
time-metered, the duration of the connection incurs costs. Dial-up access is a transient connection, because either the user, ISP or phone company terminates
the connection. Internet service providers will often set a limit on connection durations to prevent hogging of access, and will disconnect the user—requiring
reconnection and the costs and delays associated with it. Technically-inclined users often find a way to disable the auto-disconnect program such that they
can remain connected for days.
Source: Wikipedia definitions for Dial-up
Frequently Asked Questions about our Accelerated Dial-Up Service
• What happens when people call me while I'm online?
If you're connecting to the Internet on your primary phone line then anyone who calls you will hear a busy signal. We recommend connecting to your Dial-Up on a secondary or fax line inside of the house.
• What are the computer requirements of your Accelerated Dial-Up?
You will need a Windows 98,98 SE,Me,2000,XP,Vista or 7 PC at least 90MHz or faster with at least a 28.8K modem or a Mac with OS X with at least 333MHz. The minimum hardware requirements for these operating systems will be fine for our Dial-up.
• Are there any additional Monthly Charges?
DSL Extreme Dial-Up will not cost any extra then the pricing posted above. You may incur charges from your telephone company if our Access Number is not considered a local call. For more information on whether an Access
Number is local or not call your operater and ask them about any of our Access Numbers
• Can I use my DSL Extreme email with my current Email client?
Yes. Your @dslextreme.com email can be connected by all the major email clients. We have setup instructions
for most of the popular programs.
• Can I access my DSL Extreme email from other computers?
Yes. Your @dslextreme.com email address can be accessed from anywhere in the world! Just visit dslextreme.com/webmail
• What if I need Technical Support?
We give you 2 options for support. You can email or call us. For support please go to our Main Support page