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Dial-up Modem service still available?  Cheapest occasional way to access the internet.

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One of our employees has a weekend home in the Poconos (Pennsylvania / USA).

She needs to be able to reach our mainframe (on the internet)  if one of her mainframe jobs fail.  So, her need is considered 'occasional' , and only on the weekends.

She used to use UUDial from Verizon, but they just discontinued that service.

Can anyone recommend an economical dial-up service that might solve this problem?

Or, some other solution?

We really didn't want to pay a big monthly bill when she might only need it for 1 hour a month from this remote location.

Thanks,
Mike
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I have relatives in East Stroudsburg - they recommended these;

Who are the Internet service providers in the Poconos?

Blue Ridge Communications offers high speed cable Internet. For pricing and availability, go to: www.brctv.com or call 1-800-804-5783.

Enter.net offers both dial-up and DSL service. For pricing and availability, go to: www.enter.net or call 1-877-368-3711.

Hazleton Online offers dial-up. For pricing and availability, go to: www.pcspower.net or call (570) 517-4444.

Evenlink.com offers a variety of services. For pricing and availability, go to: www.evenlink.com or call 1-866-311-5900.

Jlink Internet Services offers both dial-up and DSL service. For pricing and availability, go to: www.jlink.net or call 1-877-335-5465.
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Fox, did you write that link I pasted?
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Thanks everyone.  

I'm also exploring if a MIFI mobile hotspot might work as well.  That way the user could stop spending $43/month at the primary home, and not spend $25 for a telephone line in the poconos .

Since this user barely uses the internet, something like http://www.freedompop.com/  would be great if there is coverage up there.

If not, maybe one of the more expensive providers like verizon would work?

Thx
Mike
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If you have ATT DSL then you have access to all there hotspots nation wide.  for dial up net zero is still around at only $10 per month


http://www.netzero.net/dialup
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Great suggestions, thank you everyone!
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