Sunday, December 02, 2007

I give up. I am facing the fact that I can't deal with it anymore. It is going to be hard to believe but I just can't stand it. Most of you know that I have dail-up. I have had it forever. I still have my first and only email address that my wife got in the 90's. I am not good with change and I am a cheap ass bastard. The problem is that I just don't know how to make the conversion. Frankly, I don't want to know how. I just want it to happen without me knowing anything, or seeing anything, or costing anything. I just want my computer to work faster.

I asked prodigy once why it is so slow sometimes, like every sunday night and at random points throughout the week. Their explanation is that they are only allowed one phone number in my area for their servers. I am not sure if this is true or they just don't want to invest in dial-up. my alternative would be to program in a long distance number to another server or something like that.

So want is a person who is completely ignorant to do. We don't have cable. I don't want cable TV. Do I need to get cable hooked up? Would I then have to pay an additional fee? Would I have a choice of cable or is there some governmet granted monopoly that limits my choice. Would I need to change my long held and loved email address. Somebody who knows please help. I know that some of my friends are or were microsoft geeks and most surely should know this.

I am real good with written instructions. If somebody would write it all out for me in easy to follow steps I would be most grateful. I might even throw in a jar of this year's blackberry jelly. I would offer salmonberry but it is much too good. Maybe I would follow up with a jar of salmonberry next year when we make twice as much.

Michelle, I am working on the tag thing. I have been trying to sort out my facts.

Lord Cromwell


Michmas said...


You have three choices here:

1)You can get DSL through your Telephone company. I dont know how much this costs but most people are moving away from the phone comapny because the speed sucks.

2)You can get a Broadband connection through cable *without* getting cable TV through Comcast.This will cost you about $60/month and if you wanted to add Cable TV that would be an additional $5/month.

3) If you already have Sattelite TV, you can also get Broadband through Sattelite, but I'm not sure how much that would cost. Last time we checked it was ~$100

As for your email account - what you'll need to do is contact IBM to see if they would still support your account if you switched to DSL since it's so old. Typically, when you sign up with a provider they will give you a new email address. This wouldnt need to be a drastic change since you can keep the *Rogersclan* handle but it would be appended with something like or In my opinion, it would be wierd if Prodigy didnt support Broadband so chances are you'll be able to keep your current email.

Change suck d00d, but something you have to just suck it up! :)

Let me know if you have any more questions. I'm happy to help.

Michmas said...

We just double checked and Prodigy does in fact offer DSL which means that you'll be able to use your email address no matter which DSL/Broadband provider that you choose.