Step 1 – Visit the websites of low-cost ISPs to see whether they offer service in your area. Some ISPs provide paid Internet access for as low as $14.95 a month. Popular companies include NetZero, Juno and Earthlink, all of which specialize in dial-up Internet access. Typically, you will have to enter your phone number or address on the company’s website to do this.
Step 2 – Compare the prices and Internet speeds of each ISP. Subscribe to the one that best suits your needs.
Step 3 – Visit the websites of free ISPs such as NetZero and Juno to see whether they offer service in your area. Such ISPs provide Internet access at no cost to you on the condition that you use the Internet for no more than 10 hours per month. You may have to enter your phone number or address to do this.
Step 4 – Access the Internet at your local public library. You’ll need a library card to do this, and you may have to wait in line in order to get timed access to the Internet.