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Old 02-06-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Is there a cheaper way to internet?

I currently pay Microsoft $21.95/mo to have my email account and use MSN. (example: current email address is formatted abc@msn.com)

This fee seems excessive.

Are there less expensive alternatives?

I'd assume that, upon selecting something different/less expensive, my email address would need to change too, right/no?

Does foxfire/Thunderbird offer a total solution to this dilemma at no charge?

Any experience/help appreciated.....
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Re: Is there a cheaper way to internet?
Old 02-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: Is there a cheaper way to internet?

There are lots of places where you can get free e-mail service....yahoo, google, aol, even MSN, I believe...and many where you only pay a few dollars a month. If you use one of these, then you can use any internet provider (even your neighbor's unsecured WiFi network) and change at will without impacting your e-mail address. I assume that you are paying MSN for the internet access, not your e-mail address.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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Re: Is there a cheaper way to internet?

Looks like your either using MSN Premium , or MSN Dialup . Current pricing is $9.95/month for Premium, and $17.95 for dialup, so you should be able to call them and tell them to put you on the cheaper plan.

I'm w/ scrinch -- you want to keep your email seperate from your internet access. I use Yahoo and GMail and both work well and are free. Microsoft has a free service called Hotmail which is also good. In any case your email address will change. Ask them to forward your email for a few months, maybe they'll do it.

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Old 02-06-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Re: Is there a cheaper way to internet?

Thanks for the info. I ended up going with earthlink and foxfire.

Now I can put that $22/month I was spending back into FIREcalc!
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