Any experience with peoplepc? U no the deal that you get a pc with the purchase of a 24.95 isp deal,, choice of several name brand pc's.. www.peoplepc.com/go/joinnow , friend is thinking of doing it, total of $789.00 if ya pay in advance,, fair, ya get the isp with the deal u no.... DRVette
Peronally, I am a tad leary of those deals. I have no coherent expolanation for why I feel that way.
I would take a look at the cost of a descent PC and a look at the going rates for dial-up access in your friend's area. This may not be a universal list, but it is a good starting point.
Some ISP's here allow unlimited access at 56K access for as little as $7.50/month. Other's provide free internet access in exchange for viewing their advertisements.
Keep your options open and consider the total cost of either option.
Haven't checked it out yet, but saw the ad on TV.
I will look to see if zdtv ever put that reveiw they did on their site.
The problem I see is what if the internet service sucks? You can't use another one down the street. Also will dail-ups be used much in 3 years? With the web growing and new technologies comming out there may be a new way to access the web. I've even heard of using powerlines. And what will be considered a "new uptodate computer" in three years?
Personally I would stear clear.
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