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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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ISP question....

Out here in BFE, I've got wireless broadband through a local service for high speed access to the net... works fair, not great, but acceptable.

I've also maintained a dial-up account with ATT/Yahoo in order to keep my [email protected] addy that I've had for several years...

Today I get a notice that the dial-up account cost is going up to 15.95 per month (from 9.95). Since I don't use dial up to access the 'net, I wanna' cancel the service, but does this mean I lose the e-mail address too?

I know when I canceled with AOL a few years ago, they tried to sell me all kinds of downsized account deals to keep me as a customer, but when I refused all options, they finally just said, "well, you can keep the email address anyway and access through any ISP...

any thoughts would be appreciated.


Cliff notes: I'm a cheapscape and don't wanna' pay to keep my old email addy.

What are my options?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:49 PM
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Out here in BFE, I've got wireless broadband through a local service for high speed access to the net... works fair, not great, but acceptable.

I've also maintained a dial-up account with ATT/Yahoo in order to keep my [email protected] addy that I've had for several years...

Today I get a notice that the dial-up account cost is going up to 15.95 per month (from 9.95). Since I don't use dial up to access the 'net, I wanna' cancel the service, but does this mean I lose the e-mail address too?

I know when I canceled with AOL a few years ago, they tried to sell me all kinds of downsized account deals to keep me as a customer, but when I refused all options, they finally just said, "well, you can keep the email address anyway and access through any ISP...

any thoughts would be appreciated.


Cliff notes: I'm a cheapscape and don't wanna' pay to keep my old email addy.

What are my options?

mardyn
Some isps will allow you to pay a small fee for just 5 email addresses for people in your situation. I'd call up their cust service and ask them your options. I know earthlink used to do this from time to time. I think they charged 5 bucks a month for 5 email adresses.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:50 PM
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If you cancel with AT&T period, I believe you will lose that address. I think you can still keep it if you move up to DSL.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:57 PM
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When we cancelled SBC/Yahoo service a few years ago they semi-cancelled their e-mail service as well, however e-mail sent to that address is forwarded to any other e-mail address of your choosing without any expiration of the forwarding service. Thus, senders can continue to use the same address they've always used to send e-mail to you if you want.
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