what are you each paying for dialup? over here, i get Comcast Highspeed Internet for $42.95/month, and it's stayed at that price for a long time. also, i believe AT&T was offering some entry-level DSL package (768Kb/s?) for $14.99 or $19.99 per month. there's no reason to pay $15-$20 for dial-up these days, unless you live in the sticks or something.The cheapest DSL around here is $21.99 a month, which is more than I can afford. Unfortunately, even if DSL is available here (I live "in the sticks or something") it'd probably be slower than the dialup. It's not helping that the phone lines in this house are older than I am. (There's exposed wire in the basement, though I think the lines outside are fairly new.) The prospect of having it available any time during the day is really looking nice though. However, I need money for that. This goes back to that evil cycle of needing money to get car, needing car to get job, needing job to get money sort of thing. Fortunately, I have some kind friends that assist with the dialup. I probably wouldn't have this problem if I were living in the city (I'm about 5-6 miles outside of it). Everything would be within walking distance, and then I would have the money for the things I want.