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TO SAVE MONEY IN A TOUGH ECONOMY - Many Internet Users Returning to Dial-Up!

COST-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS, LURED BY LOWER ONLINE COST, CAN SAVE $300 IN INTERNET COSTS!

Remember dial-up Internet?  That often-slow, noisy-buzz login?  The slow download times?  The searching for a local dial-up number compatible with your ISP?

As reported by Etan Horowitz in last Friday's Chicago Tribune, dial-up, long left as a dying service, many are taking a second look at less-costly Dial-Up Internet Service.  Some providers, including United Online, the company that owns NetZero and Juno ISP's, charge only $9.95 monthly for the service - far lower than the $40-or-greater fee many high-speed Broadband providers charge.

Who is switching back?  Although there is no scientific data yet available, many just using the Internet to check their email and do less bandwidth-intensive web surfing are downgrading to save monthly fee.  Many may be older, and have not yet, or will not ever, catch on to cutting-edge current Internet uses, such as audio and video downloads, or heavy social networking on such popular websites as Facebook and Twitter.

And will the switch back be long-lived?  Many say no, as broadband rates become more and more competitive.

But for now - dial-up has yet to completely die, and does attract its own - frugal - loyalists!

DEAN MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:25 PM by Dean's Team

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