bharatbhasha.com
Free Articles  >>  Computers and internet >>  Page 1078  >> 

Free Internet What s it Really Cost





Free Internet: What's it Really Cost?   by Merle


If you're sick and tired of paying 10 or 20.00 a month
to your ISP for Internet Access, listen closely to what
I'm about to say. "You don't have to." Yep, that's right;
you can surf the Web totally free if you don't mind giving
up some of your precious screen real estate to banner ads.

Most of the Free providers want your personal information
as well and will ask you to fill out lengthy registration
forms when signing up to use their services. They'll want
to know if you're married, own or rent, if you have children,
and so on and so forth. Some of them will even track your
surfing patterns and sell that information to third parties.

According to Jupiter Communications, last year 2.5 million
people signed up for free Net access. That number is expected
to grow to over 10 million by the year 2003. That's a lot
of people who are interested in getting something for nothing.

Let's take a look at some of the more popular services and
what they have to offer.

Address.com: This free ISP tracks your surfing patterns for
ad targeting purposes. Downloading and setup are fairly simple.
The banner they place on your screen is 486x86 pixels, which
is not a bad size for this type of service. They also offer
free email accounts, free webpages, and URL forwarding.

FreeInternet.com: The banner size for this service when
undocked is 509x76. You'll be asked for a lot of personal
information when registering and your surfing habits will
be tracked and shared with third parties for targeting
banner ads. Their website offers free email accounts,
weather, shopping, and its own instant messaging system.

AltaVista Free Internet: http://www.microav.com
Another free dial up from the search engine Alta Vista.
service. The banner placed on your monitor is 502x84 pixels
undocked. The sign-up process is pretty simple and they
don't ask for as much personal information as some
of the others. During setup you're given the opportunity
to select backup dial-in numbers in case the first one
is busy. This download works on Windows or Macs and is
small at 600K.

BlueLight.com: Did someone say K-Mart? You'd be right
on with this free dial up service offered from Yahoo
and K-mart combined. The registration process is pretty
painful as they ask for a lot of personal information.
Your surfing patterns are tracked and shared with
third parties. The banner on your screen measures 486x86
pixels. The download is large at 3.51 MB but if you
don't want to wait you can fill out a form on the website
and you'll be sent a CD.

NetZero.com: With claims of over 4 million registered
users, NetZero must be doing something right. Registration
requires a lot of information and the download is large
at 4.76 MB. The banner on your screen will be 800x88 pixels
and you'll be forced to click on it from time to time
or face disconnection. Like most other free services
they track your surfing patterns and share them with
third parties. They also offer free email accounts and
customer support.

There are many free dial-up options to choose from.
If you don't like the ones presented here, go to
http://www.nzlist.org/user/freeisp for even more
choices.

Whoever coined the phrase "you don't get nothing for
free" obviously never knew about free Internet access.
As long as you don't mind giving up some of your
personal information and viewing banner ads, free
dial up is not such a bad deal. Even if you decide
to keep your paid ISP, a free dial-up account
can come in handy as a backup should your
ISP ever go down.

Free Internet access can save you a lot of money,
so what are you waiting for? Take the money you'll
save and buy your honey something nice to help
make up for all that time you spend online and if
that doesn't work you can always save up for a
good divorce attorney.

About Author Merle :


Merlehttp://www.ezineadauction.com"Where the Best Deals in Ezine Advertising are Made"Subscribe to Ezine Ad Auction Authority and bekept up to date on new auctions as they're addedand much more subscribe@ezineadauction.comFor advertising information send mailto:advertise@ezineadauction.co


Article Source: http://www.bharatbhasha.com
Article Url: http://www.bharatbhasha.com/internet-and-computers.php/27221

LD
Other Articles by Merle

Shopping for a Shopping Cart Make Sure you Weigh your Options First
Shopping for a Shopping Cart? Make Sure you Weigh your Options First! by Merle If you sell more than a handful of products on your website,you'll need to add what's known as a shopping cart. This is a function that allows your customers to pick out the items theywant and send them to a cart, which holds onto them untilthey're ready to check out. The program then totals the orderand adds any applicable taxes and shipping charges.So how do you add a shopping cart to your site? There arethree...

Google Updates its Toolbar with New Rating System
by MerleGoogle recently announced a change to its toolbarsoftware which includes two new buttons: a happyface and a frowning face, which users can click onto rate a webpages as they visit them.The toolbar is free and only works with InternetExplorer 5.0 and runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000or XP. The toolbar helps you find just what you'relooking for online without returning to Google'shomepage to perform new searches. Once installedon your system it automatically appears under theInternet...

Build your own Sales Force Army With an Associate Program
by MerleWhat's the quickest way to increase your website sales andextend your reach on the Internet all at the same time?If you said with your own associate program, you would becorrect. An associate (or affiliate program as they are some-times called) allows others to to sell your products/services and receive a commission on each and every sale orclick. Just think of having a sales force that can growas big as you'd like... and you only pay them when andif they bring you a paying customer....

Marketing Yourself Online Freelancing 101
by MerleBefore the widespread use of the Internet, working foryourself was a much tougher undertaking than it is today.With over 13 million people claiming the status ofself employed, sites have sprung up online to fill this niche and offer help through a variety of services.>From helping you find work projects to offering advice,these sites can be a real asset to anyone striking out on their own.Job categories range from writing, management,legal, Information Technology, marketing, and...

Excite Me Tease Me Make Me Want to CLICK
by MerleBanners are a necessity for anyone doing business online.Sooner or later you'll want to do some banner advertisingor simply swap with another site, so you'll want to makesure you have a few to choose from when that time comes.There are standard sizes for banners, and you need to make sure you adhere to those standards before creating them. The most popular size by far is 468X60. Some of the others are:234X60 Half Banner120X240 Vertical BannerPopular button sizes are:120X60 and 125X125...

Promoting your Affiliate Program with Directories Part II
by Merlen part 1 we had discussed some options for setting up your ownassociate program. Now, in part II we'll look at what you needto do to get the word out to those who may be interested insigning up as an affiliate in your new venture.The best place to start is to list your program with thedirectories that exist for just this purpose. If you do some research you'll find many associate directoriesto list with. Since these directories are usually the firststop people make when looking for an...

So you Wrote an E book Now What
So you Wrote an E-book...Now What? by MerleE-books are one hot marketing tool. For those of youwho don't get out much, an e-book is basically acollection of HTML documents that have been compiledinto an executable (.exe) file. The concept is that ofan electronic book that can be downloaded, read pageby page, and passed around easily online.Some e-books are sold where as others are givenaway freely. Those who download free e-books are encouraged to give them away to their friends orbusiness...

No Website Sales Maybe Your Site is Missing the Mark
No Website Sales? Maybe Your Site is Missing the Mark! by MerleIf you've moved your brick and mortar store online or recentlystarted an Internet business and the sales just aren't comingin, the culprit may be your website.Many people call me and say My site's not generating sales;what can I do to get more traffic? Before you can beginpromoting, you need to take a long hard lookat your website from your customers' perspective.Customers always ask themselves the same thing:What's in it for me?...

Part 1 Easy Steps to Creating Your Very Own Ezine
by MerleIt seems like everyone and his dog is publishing an ezine thesedays...and from what I've seen, the dog's may be better than most.So why -- if there are so many ezines out there -- do you need topublish one? The answer is simple: If you have a website where youare selling goods and/or services you need to establish an opt in list of visitors to your site. The majority of people who visit your site won't buy from you thefirst time, but by offering them a chance to sign up for your...

Rampant Rudeness on the Internet What Would Miss Manners Say
? by MerleGive some people a computer and an Internet connectionand they think it's a license for rudeness. What is itabout the Internet that causes some folks to take allthey learned about basic etiquette and throw it rightout the window?Think about it: Just because your reader can't see you doesn't give you the right to be rude, but there aremillions of Net users who feel that it does. I've beencalled names I'd rather not repeat in polite companyand have been replied to in ALL CAPS. I'm...

Click here to see More Articles by Merle
Publishers / Webmasters
Article ID: 27221
DELINK URL from Authors Bio
REMOVE Article
Tell A Friend
Leave A Comment!
Download this article in PDF
Report Article!
Search through all the articles:


219 Users Online!!
Related Articles:
Latest Articles:
 
computers and internet >> Top 50 Articles on computers and internet
Category - >
Advertising Advice Affiliate Programs Automobiles
Be Your Own Mentor Careers Communication Consumers
CopyWriting Crime Domain Names DoT com Entrepreneur Corner
Ebooks Ecommerce Education Email
Entertainment Environment Family Finance And Business
Food & Drink Gardening Health & Fitness Hobbies
Home Business Home Improvement Humour House Holds
Internet And Computers Kiddos and Teens Legal Matters Mail Order
Management Marketing Marriage MetaPhysical
Motivational MultiMedia Multi Level Marketing NewsLetters
Pets Psychology Religion Parenting
Politics Sales Science Search Engine Optimization
Site Promotion Sports Technology Travel
Web Development Web Hosting WeightLoss Women's Corner
Writing Miscellaneous Articles Real Estate Arts And Crafts
Aging


Disclaimer: The information presented and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the views of bharatbhasha.com and/or its owners.


Copyright AwareINDIA. All rights reserved || Privacy Policy || Terms Of Use || Author Guidelines || Free Articles
FAQs Link To Us || Submit An Article || Free Downloads|| Contact Us || Site Map  || Advertise with Us ||
Click here for Special webhosting packages for visitors of this website only!
Vastu Shastra

Personal eMail Provided By AwareIndia







Company IDS