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Re: Chicago, Chicago ...

Julian Thomas (jt@withheld_on-request)
Wed, 04 May 2005 09:46:38 -0400

[Pat, as usual, please obscure my email address]

In <>, on 05/03/05 at
08:48 PM, typed:

> When I travel I take along a laptop to keep up with the email. My
> ISP has local access numbers in lots of places, so most of the time
> I can connect with a local call. Not so around Chicago, where it
> seems that to call from one suburb to another, or maybe from one
> prefix to another, you get dinged for a small fixed charge. A motel
> that gives free local calls can't cope with the fixed charge, so I
> have to use the ISPs 800 number, for which there is a substantial
> per-minute charge.

Check out -- my ISP [small regional] doesn't have local
numbers anywhere and their charge for a direct dialup internet
connection is less than almost any ISP 800# charge.

Or -- stay at a Hampton Inn or other place with free high speed
internet connection ...

Julian Thomas: jt at jt-mj period net
In the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York State!
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Hex dump: Where witches put used curses...

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Better quality motels are all getting
into high speed internet connections for their guests, anyway. Here in
Independence, the Microtel Inn and the Super 8 both support broadband
internet. PAT]

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