Dial-up Internet access in the UK
This page lists providers of dial-up Internet access. If you're looking for information on Broadband providers, see our dedicated Broadband page
BT Yahoo offers dialup access in the UK:
For more on BT Yahoo's dialup service, go to register.btinternet.com.
BT also offers a range of broadband tariffs
|Want to get more?||
If you're looking to get more from your Internet connection... consider Broadband and wi-fi. This site offers some useful information on both of these areas:
|Connection to phone line||
To connect to the 'net using a dial-up service (as opposed to Broadband Advice or Wi-fi), you'll need to plug your modem into a phone line - but what about if you don't have a phone line close to your PC? The common solution is to run a telephone extension cable from your home's Master phone socket - kits are available from Argosand Maplin
If you don't fancy running cables around your house, or messing around banging cleats into your skirting board, there is another option - You can use your home mains wiring to connect to your master phone socket, using a wireless extension kit (pictured). More on this on our Phone Extension page
|Dial a 9?||
A question from site visitor Mick Hodgeson: "I have currently bought a new computer and we need to get dial up as the plan for the Internet. My problem is that when I go into the BT dial up, it automatically dials to attempt to get into the Internet. However in my establishment you have to dial 9 for an outside line. I cannot find a way to circumvent this or to make any alteration in the dial up system to impose the 9 in front of the number."
Assuming you have Windows XP, go to Start > Control panel > Phone and Modem options. Add a location, e.g. "Work", then adjust the "To access an outside line..." settings to add a 9.
|Remote control your PC||
Once you have Broadband at home, you may be interested to know that you can access your home PC by remote control - great for accessing your files and emails from work, a hotel, a cybercafe or even from a Windows Mobile PDA.
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