PCWorld looks at cheap ISPs

Are you paying too much for your dial-up ISP service? Once you read this article from PCWorld, you may think so.

The article surveys some very basic ISPs that run in price from $4.50 per month (that's right, dial-up internet access for ~$50/year) to $22 per month (EarthLink).

As usual, the basic "you get what you pay for" is observed, but if you don't need support, have your own email address (perhaps a .mac account) and don't need web space, cheap dial-up has its advantages.

Add to this the number of people who have DSL or cable and just need dial-up to get in when they are out of town or on the road and it is an interesting prospect.