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File PDIAL015.TXT -- 09 December 1993

Copyright 1992-1993 Peter Kaminski. Do not modify. Freely distributable
for non-commercial purposes. Please contact me if you wish to distribute
commercially or in modified form.

I make no representations about the suitability or accuracy of this document
for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
All information contained herein is subject to change.

Contents:

-00- Quick Start!
-01- Area Code Summary: Providers With Many Local Dialins (1-800, PDN)
-02- Area Code Summary: US/Canada Metro and Regional Dialins
-03- Area Code Summary: International Dialins
-04- Alphabetical List of Providers
-05- What *Is* The Internet?
-06- What The PDIAL Is
-07- How People Can Get The PDIAL (This List)
-08- Appendix A: Other Valuable Resources
-09- Appendix B: Finding Public Data Network (PDN) Access Numbers
-10- Providers: Get Listed in PDIAL!

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From: PDIAL -00-
Subject: Quick Start!

THE INTERNET is a global cooperative information network which can give
you instant access to millions of people and terabytes of data. Providers
listed in the PDIAL provide inexpensive public access to the Internet
using your regular modem and computer.

[Special note: the PDIAL currently lists only providers directly connected
to the Internet. Much of the Internet can still be explored through
systems with only Internet email and USENET netnews connections, but you
need to check other BBS lists to find them.]

GET A GUIDE: I highly recommend obtaining one of the many good starter or
guide books to the Internet. Think of them as travel guides to a new and
different country, and you wouldn't be far off. See section -08- below
for more details.

CHOOSING A PROVIDER: Phone charges can dominate the cost of your access to
the Internet. Check first for providers with metro or regional dialins
that are a local call for you (no per-minute phone charges). If there
aren't any, move on to comparing prices for PDN, 800, and direct-dial long
distance charges. Make sure to compare all your options. Calling long
distance out-of-state or across the country is often cheaper than calling
30 miles away.

If you're not in North America and have no local provider, you may still
be able to use one of the providers listed as having PDN access. Contact
the individual providers with PDN access (see listings below) to find out.

INFORMATION CHANGES: The information listed in the PDIAL changes and
expands rapidly. If this edition is more than 2 months old, consider
obtaining a new one. You can use the Info Deli email server, which
will provide you with updates and other information. Choose from the
commands below and just email them to .

"Send PDIAL" -- receive the current PDIAL
"Subscribe PDIAL" -- receive new editions of the PDIAL automatically
"Subscribe Info-Deli-News" -- news of Info Deli changes and additions

See section -07- below for more details and other ways to obtain the
PDIAL.

CHECK IT OUT: Remember, the PDIAL is only a summary listing of the
resources and environment delivered by each of the various providers.
Contact the providers that interest you by email or voice phone and make
sure you find out if they have what you need.

Then GO FOR IT! Happy 'netting!

------------------------------

From: PDIAL -01-
Subject: Area Code Summary: Providers With Many Local Dialins (1-800, PDN)

800 class cns crl csn dial-n-cerf-usa hookup.net IGC jvnc OARnet
PDN delphi holonet hookup.net IGC michnet millennium novalink portal
PDN psi-world-dial psilink tmn well world

"PDN" means the provider is accessible through a public data network
(check the listings below for which network); note that many PDNs
listed offer access outside North America as well as within North
America. Check with the provider or the PDN for more details.

"800" means the provider is accessible via a "toll-free" US phone
number. The phone company will not charge for the call, but the
service provider will add a surcharge to cover the cost of the 800
service. This may be more expensive than other long-distance options.

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From: PDIAL -02-
Subject: Area Code Summary: US/Canada Metro and Regional Dialins

If you are not local to any of these providers, it's still likely you
are able to access those providers available through a public data
network (PDN). Check the section above for providers with wide area
access.

201 jvnc-tiger
202 CAPCON clarknet express michnet tmn
203 jvnc-tiger
205 nuance
206 eskimo GLAIDS halcyon netcom nwnexus olympus
212 echonyc maestro mindvox panix pipeline
213 crl dial-n-cerf kaiwan netcom
214 metronet netcom
215 jvnc-tiger PREPnet
216 OARnet wariat
217 prairienet
301 CAPCON clarknet express michnet tmn
302 ssnet
303 cns csn netcom nyx
305 gate.net
310 class crl dial-n-cerf kaiwan netcom
312 InterAccess mcsnet netcom xnet
313 michnet MSen
401 anomaly ids jvnc-tiger
403 PUCnet UUNET-Canada
404 crl netcom
407 gate.net
408 a2i netcom portal
410 CAPCON clarknet express
412 PREPnet telerama
415 a2i class crl dial-n-cerf IGC netcom portal well
416 hookup.net UUNET-Canada uunorth
419 OARnet
503 agora.rain.com netcom teleport
504 sugar
508 anomaly nearnet northshore novalink
510 class crl dial-n-cerf holonet netcom
512 realtime
513 fsp OARnet
514 CAM.ORG UUNET-Canada
516 jvnc-tiger
517 michnet
519 hookup.net UUNET-Canada uunorth
602 crl Data.Basix evergreen indirect
603 MV nearnet
604 UUNET-Canada
609 jvnc-tiger
613 UUNET-Canada uunorth
614 OARnet
616 michnet
617 delphi nearnet netcom northshore novalink world
619 cg57 class crash.cts.com cyber dial-n-cerf netcom
703 CAPCON clarknet express michnet netcom tmn
704 concert Vnet
707 crl
708 InterAccess mcsnet xnet
713 blkbox nuchat sugar
714 class dial-n-cerf express kaiwan netcom
717 PREPnet
718 maestro mindvox netcom panix pipeline
719 cns csn oldcolo
804 wyvern
810 michnet MSen
814 PREPnet
815 InterAccess mcsnet xnet
817 metronet
818 class dial-n-cerf netcom
905 UUNET-Canada
906 michnet
907 alaska.edu
908 express jvnc-tiger
910 concert
916 netcom
919 concert Vnet

These are area codes local to the dialups, although some prefixes in the
area codes listed may not be local to the dialups. Check your phone book
or with your phone company.

------------------------------

From: PDIAL -03-
Subject: Area Code Summary: International Dialins

If you are not local to any of these providers, there is still a chance
you are able to access those providers available through a public data
network (PDN). Check section -01- above for providers with wide area
access, and send email to them to ask about availability.

+44 (0)81 Demon dircon ibmpcug
+49 Individual.NET
+49 23 ins
+49 069 in-rhein-main
+49 089 mucev
+61 2 connect.com.au
+61 3 connect.com.au
+301 Ariadne
+353 1 IEunet

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From: PDIAL -04-
Subject: Alphabetical List of Providers

Fees are for personal dialup accounts with outgoing Internet access;
most sites have other classes of service with other rate structures as
well. Most support email and netnews along with the listed services.

"Long distance: provided by user" means you need to use direct dial
long distance or other long distance services to connect to the provider.

<< a2i >>
name ----------> a2i communications
dialup --------> 408-293-9010 (v.32bis), 415-364-5652 (v.32bis), 408-293-9020
(PEP); login 'guest'
area codes ----> 408, 415
local access --> CA: West and South SF Bay Area
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell (SunOS UNIX and MS-DOS), ftp, telnet, irc, feeds,
domains and host-less domains, virtual ttys, gopher
fees ----------> $20/month or $45/3 months or $72/6 months
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 408-293-8078 voicemail
ftp more info -> ftp.rahul.net:/pub/BLURB

<< agora.rain.com >>
name ----------> RainDrop Laboratories
dialup --------> 503-293-1772 (2400) 503-293-2059 (v.32, v.32 bis) 'apply'
area codes ----> 503
local access --> OR: Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Gresham,
Tigard, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Tualatin, Wilsonville
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, usenet
fees ----------> $6/month (1 hr/day limit)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> n/a
ftp more info -> agora.rain.com:/pub/gopher-data/agora/agora

<< alaska.edu >>
name ----------> University Of Alaska Southeast, Tundra Services
dialup --------> 907-789-1314
area codes ----> 907
local access --> All Alaskan sites with local UACN access -- Anchorage,
Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Keni, Ketchikan, Kodiak,
Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer, Sitka, Valdez

long distance -> provided by user
services ------> Statewide UACN Mail, Internet, USENET, gopher, Telnet, FTP
fees ----------> $20/month for individual accounts, discounts for 25+ and 50+
to public, gov't and non-profit organizations.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 907-465-6453
fax -----------> 907-465-6295
ftp more info -> n/a

<< anomaly >>
name ----------> Anomaly - Rhode Island's Gateway To The Internet
dialup --------> 401-331-3706 (v.32) or 401-455-0347 (PEP)
area codes ----> 401, 508
local access --> RI: Providence/Seekonk Zone
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, SLIP
fees ----------> Commercial: $125/6 months or $200/year; Educational: $75/6
months or $125/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 401-273-4669
ftp more info -> anomaly.sbs.risc.net:/anomaly.info/access.zip

<< Ariadne >>
name ----------> Ariadne - Greek Academic and Research Network
dialup --------> +301 65-48-800 (1200 - 9600 bps)
area codes ----> +301
local access --> Athens, Greece
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> e-mail, ftp, telnet, gopher, talk, pad(EuropaNet)
fees ----------> 5900 drachmas per calendar quarter, 1 hr/day limit.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +301 65-13-392
fax -----------> +301 6532910
ftp more info -> n/a

<< blkbox >>
name ----------> The Black Box
dialup --------> (713) 480-2686 (V32bis/V42bis)
area codes ----> 713
local access --> TX: Houston
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, SLIP, PPP, UUCP
fees ----------> $21.65 per month or $108.25 for 6 months
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (713) 480-2684
ftp more info -> n/a

<< CAM.ORG >>
name ----------> Communications Accessibles Montreal
dialup --------> 514-931-7178 (v.32 bis), 514-931-2333 (2400bps)
area codes ----> 514
local access --> QC: Montreal, Laval, South-Shore, West-Island
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, wais, WWW, irc, feeds, SLIP,
PPP, AppleTalk, FAX gateway
fees ----------> $25/month Cdn.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 514-931-0749
ftp more info -> ftp.CAM.ORG

<< CAPCON >>
name ----------> CAPCON Library Network
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 202, 301, 410, 703
local access --> District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland & Northern Virginia
long distance -> various plans available/recommended; contact for details
services ------> menu, archie, ftp, gopher, listservs, telnet, wais, whois,
full day training and 'CAPCON Connect User Manual'
fees ----------> $35 start-up + $150/yr + $24/mo for first account from an
institution; $35 start-up + $90/yr + $15/mo for additional
users (member rates lower); 20 hours/month included,
additional hours $2/hr
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 202-331-5771
fax -----------> 202-797-7719
ftp more info -> n/a

<< cg57 >>
name ----------> E & S Systems Public Access *Nix
dialup --------> 619-278-8267 (V.32bis, TurboPEP), 619-278-8267 (V32)
619-278-9837 (PEP)
area codes ----> 619
local access --> CA: San Diego
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, irc, telnet, gopher, archie, bbs (UniBoard)
fees ----------> bbs (FREE), shell - $30/3 months, $50/6 months, $80/9
months, $100/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 619-278-4641
ftp more info -> n/a

<< clarknet >>
name ----------> Clark Internet Services, Inc. (ClarkNet)
dialup --------> 410-730-9786, 410-995-0271, 301-596-1626, 301-854-0446,
301-621-5216 'guest'
area codes ----> 202, 301, 410, 703
local access --> MD: Baltimore; DC: Washington; VA: Northern VA
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, menu, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, hytelnet, www, WAIS,
SLIP/PPP, ftp space, feeds (UUCP & uMDSS), dns, Clarinet
fees ----------> $23/month or $66/3 months or $126/6 months or $228/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> Call 800-735-2258 then give 410-730-9764 (MD Relay Svc)
fax -----------> 410-730-9765
ftp more info -> ftp.clark.net:/pub/clarknet/fullinfo.txt

<< class >>
name ----------> Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services
dialup --------> contact for number; NOTE: CLASS serves libraries and
information distributors only
area codes ----> 310, 415, 510, 619, 714, 818, 800
local access --> Northern and Southern California or anywhere (800) service
is available
long distance -> 800 service available at $6/hour surcharge
services ------> menus, mail, telnet, ftp, gopher, wais, hytelnet, archie,
WWW, IRC, Unix shells, SLIP, etc. Training is available.
fees ----------> $4.50/hour + $150/year for first account + $50/year each
additional account + $135/year CLASS membership. Discounts
available for multiple memberships.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-488-4559
fax -----------> 408-453-5379
ftp more info -> n/a

<< cns >>
name ----------> Community News Service
dialup --------> 719-520-1700 id 'new', passwd 'newuser'
area codes ----> 303, 719, 800
local access --> CO: Colorado Springs, Denver; continental US/800
long distance -> 800 or provided by user
services ------> UNIX shell, email, ftp, telnet, irc, USENET, Clarinet,
gopher, Commerce Business Daily
fees ----------> $2.75/hour; $10/month minimum + $35 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 719-592-1240
ftp more info -> cscns.com

<< concert >>
name ----------> CONCERT-CONNECT
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 704, 910, 919
local access --> NC: Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro,
Greenville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Research Triangle Park
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> UUCP, SLIP
fees ----------> SLIP: $150 educational/research or $180 commercial for first
60 hours/month + $300 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 919-248-1999
ftp more info -> ftp.concert.net

<< connect.com.au >>
name ----------> connect.com.au pty ltd
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> +61 3, +61 2
local access --> Australia: Melbourne, Sydney
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> SLIP, PPP, ISDN, UUCP, ftp, telnet, NTP, FTPmail
fees ----------> AUS$2000/year (1 hour/day), 10% discount for AUUG members;
other billing negotiable
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +61 3 5282239
fax -----------> +61 3 5285887
ftp more info -> ftp.connect.com.au

<< crash.cts.com >>
name ----------> CTS Network Services (CTSNET)
dialup --------> 619-637-3640 HST, 619-637-3660 V.32bis, 619-637-3680 PEP
'help'
area codes ----> 619
local access --> CA: San Diego, Pt. Loma, La Jolla, La Mesa, El Cajon, Poway,
Ramona, Chula Vista, National City, Mira Mesa, Alpine, East
County, new North County numbers, Escondido, Oceanside, Vista
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> Unix shell, UUCP, Usenet newsfeeds, NNTP, Clarinet, Reuters,
FTP, Telnet, SLIP, PPP, IRC, Gopher, Archie, WAIS, POPmail,
UMDSS, domains, nameservice, DNS
fees ----------> $10-$23/month flat depending on features, $15 startup,
personal $20-> /month flat depending on features, $25
startup, commercial
email ---------> [email protected] (server), [email protected] (human)
voice ---------> 619-637-3637
fax -----------> 619-637-3630
ftp more info -> n/a

<< crl >>
name ----------> CR Laboratories Dialup Internet Access
dialup --------> 415-389-UNIX
area codes ----> 213, 310, 404, 415, 510, 602, 707, 800
local access --> CA: San Francisco Bay area + San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Los
Angeles, Orange County; AZ: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and
Glendale; GA: Atlanta metro area; continental US/800
long distance -> 800 or provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, feeds, SLIP, WAIS
fees ----------> $17.50/month + $19.50 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 415-381-2800
ftp more info -> n/a

<< csn >>
name ----------> Colorado SuperNet, Inc.
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 303, 719, 800
local access --> CO: Alamosa, Boulder/Denver, Colorado Springs, Durango, Fort
Collins, Frisco, Glenwood Springs/Aspen, Grand Junction,
Greeley, Gunnison, Pueblo, Telluride; anywhere 800 service
is available
long distance -> provided by user or 800
services ------> shell or menu, UUCP, SLIP, 56K, ISDN, T1; ftp, telnet, irc,
gopher, WAIS, domains, anonymous ftp space, email-to-fax
fees ----------> $1/hour off-peak, $3/hour peak ($250 max/month) + $20
signup, $5/hr surcharge for 800 use
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 303-273-3471
fax -----------> 303-273-3475
ftp more info -> csn.org:/CSN/reports/DialinInfo.txt
off-peak ------> midnight to 6am

<< cyber >>
name ----------> The Cyberspace Station
dialup --------> 619-634-1376 'guest'
area codes ----> 619
local access --> CA: San Diego
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc
fees ----------> $15/month + $10 startup or $60 for six months
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> n/a
ftp more info -> n/a

<< Data.Basix >>
name ----------> Data Basix
dialup --------> 602-721-5887
area codes ----> 602
local access --> AZ: Tucson
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> Telnet, FTP, NEWS, UUCP; on-site assistance
fees ----------> $25 monthly, $180 yearly; group rates available
email ---------> [email protected] (automated); [email protected] (human)
voice ---------> 602-721-1988
ftp more info -> Data.Basix.COM:/services/dial-up.txt

<< Demon >>
name ----------> Demon Internet Systems (DIS)
dialup --------> +44 (0)81 343 4848
area codes ----> +44 (0)81
local access --> London, England
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> ftp, telnet, SLIP/PPP
fees ----------> GBPounds 10.00/month; 132.50/year (inc 12.50 startup
charge). No on-line time charges.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +44 (0)81 349 0063
ftp more info -> n/a

<< delphi >>
name ----------> DELPHI
dialup --------> 800-365-4636 'JOINDELPHI password:INTERNETSIG'
area codes ----> 617, PDN
local access --> MA: Boston; KS: Kansas City
long distance -> Sprintnet or Tymnet: $9/hour weekday business hours, no
charge nights and weekends
services ------> ftp, telnet, feeds, user groups, wire services, member
conferencing
fees ----------> $10/month for 4 hours or $20/month for 20 hours + $3/month
for Internet services
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-544-4005
ftp more info -> n/a

<< dial-n-cerf >>
name ----------> DIAL n' CERF or DIAL n' CERF AYC
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 213, 310, 415, 510, 619, 714, 818
local access --> CA: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Irvine, Pasadena, Palo
Alto
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, menu, irc, ftp, hytelnet, gopher, WAIS, WWW, terminal
service, SLIP
fees ----------> $5/hour ($3/hour on weekend) + $20/month + $50 startup OR
$250/month flat for AYC
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-876-2373 or 619-455-3900
ftp more info -> nic.cerf.net:/cerfnet/dial-n-cerf/
off-peak ------> Weekend: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday

<< dial-n-cerf-usa >>
name ----------> DIAL n' CERF USA
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 800
local access --> anywhere (800) service is available
long distance -> included
services ------> shell, menu, irc, ftp, hytelnet, gopher, WAIS, WWW, terminal
service, SLIP
fees ----------> $10/hour ($8/hour on weekend) + $20/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-876-2373 or 619-455-3900
ftp more info -> nic.cerf.net:/cerfnet/dial-n-cerf/
off-peak ------> Weekend: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday

<< dircon >>
name ----------> The Direct Connection
dialup --------> +44 (0)81 317 2222
area codes ----> +44 (0)81
local access --> London, England
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell or menu, UUCP feeds, SLIP/PPP, ftp, telnet, gopher,
WAIS, Archie, personal ftp/file space, email-to-fax
fees ----------> Subscriptions from GBPounds 10 per month, no on-line
charges. GBPounds 7.50 signup fee.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +44 (0)81 317 0100
fax -----------> +44 (0)81 317 0100
ftp more info -> n/a

<< echonyc >>
name ----------> Echo Communications
dialup --------> (212) 989-8411 (v.32, v.32 bis) 'newuser'
area codes ----> 212
local access --> NY: Manhattan
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, archie, wais, SLIP/PPP
fees ----------> Commercial: $19.95/month; students/seniors: $13.75/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 212-255-3839
ftp more info -> n/a

<< eskimo >>
name ----------> Eskimo North
dialup --------> 206-367-3837 300-14.4k, 206-362-6731 for 9600/14.4k,
206-742-1150 World Blazer
area codes ----> 206
local access --> WA: Seattle, Everett
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet
fees ----------> $10/month or $96/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 206-367-7457
ftp more info -> n/a

<< evergreen >>
name ----------> Evergreen Communications
dialup --------> (602) 955-8444
area codes ----> 602
local access --> AZ
long distance -> provided by user or call for additional information
services ------> ftp, telnet, gopher, archie, wais, www, uucp, PPP
fees ----------> individual: $239/yr; commercial: $479/yr; special
educational rates
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 602-955-8315
fax -----------> 602-955-5948
ftp more info -> n/a

<< express >>
name ----------> Express Access - A service of Digital Express Group
dialup --------> 301-220-0462, 410-766-1855, 703-281-7997, 714-377-9784,
908-937-9481 'new'
area codes ----> 202, 301, 410, 703, 714, 908
local access --> Northern VA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, New Brunswick NJ,
Orange County CA
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, hytelnet, www, Clarinet,
SLIP/PPP, archie, mailing lists, autoresponders, anonymous
FTP archives
fees ----------> $25/month or $250/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-969-9090, 301-220-2020
ftp more info -> n/a

<< fsp >>
name ----------> Freelance Systems Programming
dialup --------> (513) 258-7745 to 14.4 Kbps
area codes ----> 513
local access --> OH: Dayton
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, feeds, email, gopher, archie, SLIP, etc.
fees ----------> $20 startup and $1 per hour
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (513) 254-7246
ftp more info -> n/a

<< gate.net >>
name ----------> CyberGate, Inc
dialup --------> 305-425-0200
area codes ----> 305, 407
local access --> South Florida, expanding in FL
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, UUCP, SLIP/PPP, leased, telnet, FTP, IRC, archie,
gopher, etc.
fees ----------> $17.50/mo on credit card; group discounts; SLIP/PPP:
$17.50/mo + $2/hr
email ---------> [email protected] or [email protected]
voice ---------> 305-428-GATE
fax -----------> 305-428-7977
ftp more info -> n/a

<< GLAIDS >>
name ----------> GLAIDS NET (Homosexual Network)
dialup --------> 206-322-0621
area codes ----> 206
local access --> WA: Seattle
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> BBS, Gopher, ftp, telnet
fees ----------> $10/month. Scholarships available. Free 7 day trial.
Visitors are welcome.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 206-323-7483
ftp more info -> GLAIDS.wa.com

<< halcyon >>
name ----------> Halcyon
dialup --------> 206-382-6245 'new', 8N1
area codes ----> 206
local access --> Seattle, WA
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, telnet, ftp, bbs, irc, gopher, hytelnet
fees ----------> $200/year, or $60/quarter + $10 start-up
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 206-955-1050
ftp more info -> halcyon.com:/pub/waffle/info

<< holonet >>
name ----------> HoloNet
dialup --------> 510-704-1058
area codes ----> 510, PDN
local access --> Berkeley, CA
long distance -> [per hour, off-peak/peak] Bay Area: $0.50/$0.95; PSINet A:
$0.95/$1.95; PSINet B: $2.50/$6.00; Tymnet: $3.75/$7.50
services ------> ftp, telnet, irc, games
fees ----------> $2/hour off-peak, $4/hour peak; $6/month or $60/year minimum
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 510-704-0160
ftp more info -> holonet.net:/info/
off-peak ------> 5pm to 8am + weekends and holidays

<< hookup.net >>
name ----------> HookUp Communication Corporation
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 800, PDN, 416, 519
local access --> Ontario, Canada
long distance -> 800 access across Canada, or discounted rates by HookUp
services ------> shell or menu, UUCP, SLIP, PPP, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher,
domains, anonymous ftp space
fees ----------> Cdn$14.95/mo for 5 hours; Cdn$34.95/mo for 15 hrs;
Cdn$59.95/mo for 30 hrs; Cdn$300.00/yr for 50 hrs/mo;
Cdn$299.00/mo for unlimited usage
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 519-747-4110
fax -----------> 519-746-3521
ftp more info -> n/a

<< ibmpcug >>
name ----------> UK PC User Group
dialup --------> +44 (0)81 863 6646
area codes ----> +44 (0)81
local access --> London, England
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> ftp, telnet, bbs, irc, feeds
fees ----------> GBPounds 15.50/month or 160/year + 10 startup (no time
charges)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +44 (0)81 863 6646
ftp more info -> n/a

<< ids >>
name ----------> The IDS World Network
dialup --------> 401-884-9002, 401-785-1067
area codes ----> 401
local access --> East Greenwich, RI; northern RI
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> ftp, telnet, SLIP, feeds, bbs
fees ----------> $10/month or $50/half year or $100/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 401-884-7856
ftp more info -> ids.net:/ids.net

<< IEunet >>
name ----------> IEunet Ltd., Ireland's Internet Services Supplier
dialup --------> +353 1 6790830, +353 1 6798600
area codes ----> +353 1
local access --> Dublin, Ireland
long distance -> provided by user, or supplied by IEunet
services ------> DialIP, IPGold, EUnet Traveller, X400, X500, Gopher, WWW,
FTP, FTPmail,SLIP/PPP, FTP archives
fees ----------> IEP25/month Basic
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> +353 1 6790832
ftp more info -> ftp.ieunet.ie:/pub

<< IGC >>
name ----------> Institute for Global Communications/IGC Networks (PeaceNet,
EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, HomeoNet)
dialup --------> 415-322-0284 (N-8-1), 'new'
area codes ----> 415, 800, PDN
local access --> CA: Palo Alto, San Francisco
long distance -> [per hour, off-peak/peak] SprintNet: $2/$7; 800: $11/$11
services ------> telnet, local newsgroups for environmental, peace/social
justice issues; NO ftp
fees ----------> $10/month + $3/hr after first hour
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 415-442-0220
ftp more info -> igc.apc.org:/pub

<< indirect >>
name ----------> Internet Direct, Inc.
dialup --------> 602-274-9600 (Phoenix); 602-321-9600 (Tucson); 'guest'
area codes ----> 602
local access --> AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> Shell/menu, UUCP, Usenet, NNTP, FTP, Telnet, SLIP, PPP, IRC,
Gopher, WAIS, WWW, POP, DNS, nameservice, QWK (offline
readers)
fees ----------> $20/month (personal); $30/month (business)
email ---------> [email protected] (automated); [email protected] (human)
voice ---------> 602-274-0100 (Phoenix), 602-324-0100 (Tucson)
ftp more info -> n/a

<< Individual.NET >>
name ----------> Individual Network e.V. (IN)
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> +49
local access --> Germany: Berlin, Oldenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Krefeld, Kiel,
Duisburg, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Hannover, Ruhrgebiet, Bonn,
Magdeburg, Duesseldorf, Essen, Koeln, Paderborn, Bielefeld,
Aachen, Saarbruecken, Frankfurt, Braunschweig, Dresden, Ulm,
Erlangen, Nuernberg, Wuerzburg, Chemnitz, Muenchen,
Muenster, Goettingen, Wuppertal, Schleswig, Giessen,
Rostock, Leipzig and other
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> e-mail, usenet feeds, UUCP, SLIP, ISDN, shell, ftp, telnet,
gopher, irc, bbs
fees ----------> 15-30 DM/month (differs from region to region)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +49 2131 64190 (Andreas Baess)
fax -----------> +49 2131 605652
ftp more info -> ftp.fu-berlin.de:/pub/doc/IN/

<< in-rhein-main >>
name ----------> Individual Network - Rhein-Main
dialup --------> +49-69-39048414, +49-69-6312934 (+ others)
area codes ----> +49 069
local access --> Frankfurt/Offenbach, Germany
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell (Unix), ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, uucp feeds
fees ----------> SLIP/PPP/ISDN: 40 DM, 4 DM / Megabyte
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +49-69-39048413
ftp more info -> n/a

<< ins >>
name ----------> INS - Inter Networking Systems
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> +49 23
local access --> Ruhr-Area, Germany
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> e-mail,uucp,usenet,slip,ppp,ISDN-TCP/IP
fees ----------> fees for commercial institutions and any others:
uucp/e-mail,uucp/usenet:$60/month; ip:$290/month minimum
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> +49 2305 356505
fax -----------> +49 2305 25411
ftp more info -> n/a

<< InterAccess >>
name ----------> InterAccess
dialup --------> 708-671-0237
area codes ----> 708, 312, 815
local access --> Chicagoland metropolitan area
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> ftp, telnet, SLIP/PPP, feeds, shell, UUCP, DNS, ftp space
fees ----------> $23/mo shell, $26/mo SLIP/PPP, or $5/mo +$2.30/hr
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (800) 967-1580
fax -----------> 708-671-0113
ftp more info -> interaccess.com:/pub/interaccess.info

<< jvnc >>
name ----------> The John von Neumann Computer Network - Tiger Mail & Dialin'
Terminal
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 800
local access --> anywhere (800) service is available
long distance -> included
services ------> email and newsfeed or terminal access only
fees ----------> $19/month + $10/hour + $36 startup (PC or Mac SLIP software
included)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-35-TIGER, 609-897-7300
fax -----------> 609-897-7310
ftp more info -> n/a

<< jvnc-tiger >>
name ----------> The John von Neumann Computer Network - Dialin' Tiger
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 201, 203, 215, 401, 516, 609, 908
local access --> Princeton & Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Garden City, NY;
Bridgeport, New Haven, & Storrs, CT; Providence, RI
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> ftp, telnet, SLIP, feeds, optional shell
fees ----------> $99/month + $99 startup (PC or Mac SLIP software included --
shell is additional $21/month)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-35-TIGER, 609-897-7300
fax -----------> 609-897-7310
ftp more info -> n/a

<< kaiwan >>
name ----------> KAIWAN Public Access Internet Online Services
dialup --------> 714-539-5726, 310-527-7358
area codes ----> 213, 310, 714
local access --> CA: Los Angeles, Orange County
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, WAIS, gopher, SLIP/PPP, ftp space,
feeds, dns, 56K leasd line
fees ----------> $15.00/signup + $15.00/month or $30.00/quarter (3 month) or
$11.00/month by credit card
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 714-638-2139
ftp more info -> kaiwan.com:/pub/KAIWAN

<< maestro >>
name ----------> Maestro
dialup --------> (212) 240-9700 'newuser'
area codes ----> 212, 718
local access --> NY: New York City
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, wais, irc, feeds, etc.
fees ----------> $15/month or $150/year
email ---------> [email protected] (autoreply); [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 212-240-9600
ftp more info -> n/a

<< mcsnet >>
name ----------> MCSNet
dialup --------> (312) 248-0900 V.32, 0970 V.32bis, 6295 (PEP), follow prompts
area codes ----> 312, 708, 815
local access --> IL: Chicago
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, feeds, email, irc, gopher, hytelnet, etc.
fees ----------> $25/month or $65/3 months untimed, $30/3 months for 15
hours/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (312) 248-UNIX
ftp more info -> genesis.mcs.com:/mcsnet.info/

<< metronet >>
name ----------> Texas Metronet
dialup --------> 214-705-2901/817-261-1127 (V.32bis),214-705-2929(PEP),'info'
or 214-705-2917/817-261-7687 (2400) 'signup'
area codes ----> 214, 817
local access --> TX: Dallas, Fort Worth
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, SLIP, PPP, uucp feeds
fees ----------> $5-$45/month + $10-$30 startup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 214-705-2900, 817-543-8756
fax -----------> 214-401-2802 (8am-5pm CST weekdays)
ftp more info -> ftp.metronet.com:/pub/metronetinfo/

<< michnet >>
name ----------> Merit Network, Inc. -- MichNet project
dialup --------> contact for number or telnet hermes.merit.edu and type
'help' at 'Which host?' prompt
area codes ----> 202, 301, 313, 517, 616, 703, 810, 906, PDN
local access --> Michigan; Boston, MA; Wash. DC
long distance -> SprintNet, Autonet, Michigan Bell packet-switch network
services ------> telnet, SLIP, PPP, outbound SprintNet, Autonet and Ann Arbor
dialout
fees ----------> $35/month + $40 signup ($10/month for K-12 & libraries in
Michigan)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 313-764-9430
ftp more info -> nic.merit.edu:/

<< millennium >>
name ----------> Millennium Online
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> PDN
local access --> PDN private numbers available
long distance -> PDN
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, feeds, gopher, graphical bbs
(interface required)
fees ----------> $10 monthly/.10 per minute domestic .30 internationally
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-736-0122
ftp more info -> n/a

<< mindvox >>
name ----------> MindVOX
dialup --------> 212-989-4141 'mindvox' 'guest'
area codes ----> 212, 718
local access --> NY: New York City
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> conferencing system ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, hytelnet,
Archives, BBS
fees ----------> $15-$20/month. No startup.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 212-989-2418
ftp more info -> n/a

<< MSen >>
name ----------> MSen
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 313, 810
local access --> All of SE Michigan (313, 810)
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, WAIS, gopher, telnet, ftp, SLIP, PPP, IRC, WWW,
Picospan BBS, ftp space
fees ----------> $20/month; $20 startup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 313-998-4562
fax -----------> 313-998-4563
ftp more info -> ftp.msen.com:/pub/vendor/msen

<< mucev >>
name ----------> muc.de e.V.
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> +49 089
local access --> Munich/Bavaria, Germany
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> mail, news, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, SLIP/PPP/UUCP
fees ----------> From DM 20.-- (Mail only) up to DM 65.-- (Full Account with
PPP)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice --------->
ftp more info -> ftp.muc.de:public/info/muc-info.*

<< MV >>
name ----------> MV Communications, Inc.
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 603
local access --> Many NH communities
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, SLIP, email, feeds, dns,
archives, etc.
fees ----------> $5.00/mo minimum + variable hourly rates. See schedule.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 603-429-2223
ftp more info -> ftp.mv.com:/pub/mv

<< nearnet >>
name ----------> NEARnet
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 508, 603, 617
local access --> Boston, MA; Nashua, NH
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> SLIP, email, feeds, dns
fees ----------> $250/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 617-873-8730
ftp more info -> nic.near.net:/docs

<< netcom >>
name ----------> Netcom Online Communication Services
dialup --------> 206-547-5992, 214-753-0045, 303-758-0101, 310-842-8835,
312-380-0340, 404-303-9765, 408-241-9760, 408-459-9851,
415-328-9940, 415-985-5650, 503-626-6833, 510-274-2900,
510-426-6610, 510-865-9004, 617-237-8600, 619-234-0524,
703-255-5951, 714-708-3800, 818-585-3400, 916-965-1371
area codes ----> 206, 213, 214, 303, 310, 312, 404, 408, 415, 503, 510,
617, 619, 703, 714, 718, 818, 916
local access --> CA: Alameda, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Pasadena,
Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz,
Walnut Creek; CO: Denver; DC: Washington; GA: Atlanta; IL:
Chicago; MA: Boston; OR: Portland; TX: Dallas; WA: Seattle
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, WAIS, gopher, SLIP/PPP, ftp space,
feeds, dns
fees ----------> $19.50/month + $20.00 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 408-554-8649, 800-501-8649
fax -----------> 408-241-9145
ftp more info -> ftp.netcom.com:/pub/netcom/

<< northshore >>
name ----------> North Shore Access
dialup --------> 617-593-4557 (v.32bis, v.32, PEP) 'new'
area codes ----> 617, 508
local access --> MA: Wakefield, Lynnfield, Lynn, Saugus, Revere, Peabody,
Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell (SunOS UNIX), ftp, telnet, archie, gopher, wais, www,
UUCP feeds
fees ----------> $9/month includes 10 hours connect, $1/hr thereafter, higher
volume discount plans also available
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 617-593-3110 voicemail
ftp more info -> northshore.ecosoft.com:/pub/flyer

<< novalink >>
name ----------> NovaLink
dialup --------> (800) 937-7644 'new' or 'info', 508-754-4009 2400, 14400
area codes ----> 508, 617, PDN
local access --> MA: Worcester, Cambridge, Marlboro, Boston
long distance -> CPS: $1.80/hour 2400, 9600; SprintNet $1.80/hour nights and
weekends
services ------> ftp, telnet, gopher, shell, irc, XWindows, feeds, adult,
user groups, FAX, Legends of Future Past
fees ----------> $12.95 sign-up (refundable and includes 2 hours), + $9.95/mo
(includes 5 daytime hours) + $1.80/hr
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-274-2814
ftp more info -> ftp.novalink.com:/info

<< nuance >>
name ----------> Nuance Network Services
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 205
local access --> AL: Huntsville
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell (Unix SVR4.2), ftp, telnet, gopher, SLIP, PPP, ISDN
fees ----------> personal $25/mo + $35 start-up, corporate: call for options
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 205-533-4296 voice/recording
ftp more info -> ftp.nuance.com:/pub/NNS-INFO

<< nuchat >>
name ----------> South Coast Computing Services, Inc.
dialup --------> (713) 661-8593 (v.32) - (713) 661-8595 (v.32bis)
area codes ----> 713
local access --> TX: Houston metro area
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, Usenet, UUCP feeds, SLIP,
dedicated lines, domain name service, FULL time tech support
fees ----------> dialup - $3/hour, UUCP - $1.50/hour or $100/month unlimited,
dedicated - $120, unlimited access
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 713-661-3301
ftp more info -> sccsi.com:/pub/communications/*

<< nwnexus >>
name ----------> Northwest Nexus Inc.
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 206
local access --> WA: Seattle
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> UUCP, SLIP, PPP, feeds, dns
fees ----------> $10/month for first 10 hours + $3/hr; $20 start-up
email ---------> [email protected].wa.com
voice ---------> 206-455-3505
ftp more info -> nwnexus.wa.com:/NWNEXUS.info.txt

<< nyx >>
name ----------> Nyx, the Spirit of the Night; Free public internet access
provided by the University of Denver's Math & Computer
Science Department
dialup --------> 303-871-3324
area codes ----> 303
local access --> CO: Boulder/Denver
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell or menu; semi-anonymous accounts; ftp, news, mail
fees ----------> none; donations are accepted but not requested
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> login to find current list of volunteer 'voice' helpers
ftp more info -> n/a

<< OARnet >>
name ----------> OARnet
dialup --------> send e-mail to [email protected]
area codes ----> 614, 513, 419, 216, 800
local access --> OH: Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton
long distance -> 800 service
services ------> email, ftp, telnet, newsfeed
fees ----------> $4.00/hr to $330.00/month; call for code or send email
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 614-292-8100
fax -----------> 614-292-7168
ftp more info -> n/a

<< oldcolo >>
name ----------> Old Colorado City Communications
dialup --------> 719-632-4111 'newuser'
area codes ----> 719
local access --> CO: Colorado Springs
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, AKCS, home of the NAPLPS conference
fees ----------> $25/month
email ---------> [email protected] / [email protected]
voice ---------> 719-632-4848, 719-593-7575 or 719-636-2040
fax -----------> 719-593-7521
ftp more info -> n/a

<< olympus >>
name ----------> Olympus - The Olympic Peninsula's Gateway To The Internet
dialup --------> contact voice number below
area codes ----> 206
local access --> WA:Olympic Peninsula/Eastern Jefferson County
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, pine, hytelnet
fees ----------> $25/month + $10 startup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 206-385-0464
ftp more info -> n/a

<< panix >>
name ----------> PANIX Public Access Unix
dialup --------> 212-787-3100 'newuser'
area codes ----> 212, 718
local access --> New York City, NY
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, wais, irc, feeds
fees ----------> $19/month or $208/year + $40 signup
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 212-877-4854 [Alexis Rosen], 212-691-1526 [Jim Baumbach]
ftp more info -> n/a

<< pipeline >>
name ----------> The Pipeline
dialup --------> 212-267-8606 'guest'
area codes ----> 212, 718
local access --> NY: New York City
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> Windows interface or shell/menu; all IP services
fees ----------> $15/mo. (inc. 5 hrs) or $20/20 hrs or $35 unlimited
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 212-267-3636
ftp more info -> n/a

<< portal >>
name ----------> The Portal System
dialup --------> 408-973-8091 high-speed, 408-725-0561 2400bps; 'info'
area codes ----> 408, 415, PDN
local access --> CA: Cupertino, Mountain View, San Jose
long distance -> SprintNet: $2.50/hour off-peak, $7-$10/hour peak; Tymnet:
$2.50/hour off-peak, $13/hour peak
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, IRC, UUCP, feeds, bbs
fees ----------> $19.95/month + $19.95 signup
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 408-973-9111
ftp more info -> n/a
off-peak ------> 6pm to 7am + weekends and holidays

<< prairienet >>
name ----------> Prairienet Freenet
dialup --------> (217) 255-9000 'visitor'
area codes ----> 217
local access --> IL: Champaign-Urbana
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> telnet, ftp, gopher, IRC, etc.
fees ----------> Free for Illinois residents, $25/year for non-residents
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 217-244-1962
ftp more info -> n/a

<< PREPnet >>
name ----------> PREPnet
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 215, 412, 717, 814
local access --> PA: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> SLIP, terminal service, telnet, ftp
fees ----------> $1,000/year membership. Equipment-$325 onetime fee plus
$40/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 412-268-7870
fax -----------> 412-268-7875
ftp more info -> ftp.prepnet.com:/prepnet/general/

<< psilink >>
name ----------> PSILink - Personal Internet Access
dialup --------> North America: send email to [email protected] and
[email protected]; Rest of World: send email to
[email protected]
area codes ----> PDN
local access -->
long distance -> [per hour, off-peak/peak] PSINet A: included; PSINet B:
$6/$2.50; PSINet B international: $18/$18
services ------> email and newsfeed, ftp
fees ----------> 2400: $19/month; 9600: $29/month (PSILink software included)
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 703-620-6651
fax -----------> 703-620-4586
ftp more info -> ftp.psi.com:/

<< psi-world-dial >>
name ----------> PSI's World-Dial Service
dialup --------> send email to [email protected]
area codes ----> PDN
local access -->
long distance -> [per hour, off-peak/peak] V.22bis: $1.25/$2.75; V.32:
$3.00/$4.50; 14.4K: $4.00/$6.50
services ------> telnet, rlogin, tn3270, XRemote
fees ----------> $9/month minimum + $19 startup
email ---------> [email protected], [email protected]
voice ---------> 703-620-6651
fax -----------> 703-620-4586
ftp more info -> ftp.psi.com:/
off-peak ------> 8pm to 8am + weekends and holidays

<< PUCnet >>
name ----------> PUCnet Computer Connections
dialup --------> 403-484-5640 (v.32 bis) 'guest'
area codes ----> 403
local access --> AB: Edmonton and surrounding communities in the Extended
Flat Rate Calling Area
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, menu, ftp, telnet, archie, gopher, feeds, USENET
fees ----------> Cdn$25/month (20 hours connect time) + Cdn$6.25/hr (ftp &
telnet only) + $10 signup
email ---------> [email protected] (Mail responder) or [email protected]
voice ---------> 403-448-1901
fax -----------> 403-484-7103
ftp more info -> n/a

<< realtime >>
name ----------> RealTime Communications (wixer)
dialup --------> 512-459-4391 'new'
area codes ----> 512
local access --> TX: Austin
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, feeds, SLIP, UUCP
fees ----------> $75/year. Monthly and quarterly rates available.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 512-451-0046 (11am-6pm Central Time, weekdays)
fax -----------> 512-459-3858
ftp more info -> n/a

<< ssnet >>
name ----------> Systems Solutions
dialup --------> contact for info
area codes ----> 302
local access --> Wilminton, Delaware
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, UUCP, SLIP, PPP, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, archie,
mud, etc.
fees ----------> full service $25/month $20/startup; personal slip/ppp
$25/month + $2/hour, $20/startup; dedicated slip/ppp
$150/month, $450/startup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (302) 378-1386, (800) 331-1386
ftp more info -> n/a

<< sugar >>
name ----------> NeoSoft's Sugar Land Unix
dialup --------> 713-684-5900
area codes ----> 504, 713
local access --> TX: Houston metro area; LA: New Orleans
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> bbs, shell, ftp, telnet, irc, feeds, UUCP
fees ----------> $29.95/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 713-438-4964
ftp more info -> n/a

<< teleport >>
name ----------> Teleport
dialup --------> 503-220-0636 (2400) 503-220-1016 (v.32, v.32 bis) 'new'
area codes ----> 503
local access --> OR: Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Gresham,
Tigard, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Tualatin, Wilsonville
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, usenet, ppp, WAIS, irc, feeds,
dns
fees ----------> $10/month (1 hr/day limit)
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 503-223-4245
ftp more info -> teleport.com:/about

<< telerama >>
name ----------> Telerama Public Access Internet
dialup --------> 412-481-5302 'new' (2400)
area codes ----> 412
local access --> PA: Pittsburgh
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> telnet, ftp, irc, gopher, ClariNet/Usenet, shell/menu, uucp
fees ----------> 66 cents/hour 2400bps; $1.32/hour 14.4K bps; $6 min/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 412-481-3505
ftp more info -> telerama.pgh.pa.us:/info/general.info

<< tmn >>
name ----------> The Meta Network
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 703, 202, 301, PDN
local access --> Washington, DC metro area
long distance -> SprintNet: $6.75/hr; FTS-2000; Acunet
services ------> Caucus conferencing, email, shell, ftp, telnet, bbs, feeds
fees ----------> $20/month + $15 signup/first month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 703-243-6622
ftp more info -> n/a

<< UUNET-Canada >>
name ----------> UUNET Canada, Inc.
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 416, 905, 519, 613, 514, 604, 403
local access --> ON: Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Hamilton,
QC: Montreal, AB: Calgary, BC: Vancouver
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> terminal access to telnet only, UUCP (e-mail/news),
SLIP/PPP, shared or dedicated basis, from v.32bis to 56k+
fees ----------> (All Cdn$ + GST) TAC: $6/hr, UUCP: $20/mo + $6/hr, IP/UUCP:
$50/mo + $6/hr, ask for prices on other services
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 416-368-6621
fax -----------> 416-368-1350
ftp more info -> ftp.uunet.ca

<< uunorth >>
name ----------> UUnorth
dialup --------> contact for numbers
area codes ----> 416, 519, 613
local access --> ON: Toronto
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, gopher, feeds, IRC, feeds, SLIP, PPP
fees ----------> (All Cdn$ + GST) $20 startup + $25 for 20 hours off-peak +
$1.25/hr OR $40 for 40 hours up to 5/day + $2/hr OR $3/hr
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 416-225-8649
fax -----------> 416-225-0525
ftp more info -> n/a

<< Vnet >>
name ----------> Vnet Internet Access, Inc.
dialup --------> 704-347-8839, 919-406-1544, 919-851-1526 'new'
area codes ----> 704, 919
local access --> NC: Charlotte, RTP, Raleigh, Durham, Chappel Hill. Winston
Salem/Greensboro
long distance -> Available for $3.95 per hour through Global Access. Contact
Vnet offices for more information.
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, hytelnet, irc, gopher, WWW, wais,
usenet, clarinet, NNTP, DNS, SLIP/PPP, UUCP, POPmail
fees ----------> $25/month individual. $12.50 a month for telnet-in-only.
SLIP/PPP/UUCP starting at $25/month.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 704-374-0779
ftp more info -> n/a

<< well >>
name ----------> The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link
dialup --------> 415-332-6106 'newuser'
area codes ----> 415, PDN
local access --> Sausalito, CA
long distance -> Compuserve Packet Network: $4/hour
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, bbs
fees ----------> $15.00/month + $2.00/hr
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 415-332-4335
ftp more info -> n/a

<< wariat >>
name ----------> APK- Public Access UNI* Site
dialup --------> 216-481-9436 (V.32bis, SuperPEP on separate rotary)
area codes ----> 216
local access --> OH: Cleveland
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, archie, irc, gopher, feeds,
BBS(Uniboard1.10)
fees ----------> $15/20 hours, $35/monthly, $20 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 216-481-9428
ftp more info -> n/a

<< world >>
name ----------> The World
dialup --------> 617-739-9753 'new'
area codes ----> 617, PDN
local access --> Boston, MA
long distance -> Compuserve Packet Network: $5.60/hour
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc
fees ----------> $5.00/month + $2.00/hr or $20/month for 20 hours
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 617-739-0202
ftp more info -> world.std.com:/world-info/description

<< wyvern >>
name ----------> Wyvern Technologies, Inc.
dialup --------> (804) 627-1828 Norfolk, (804) 886-0662 (Peninsula)
area codes ----> 804
local access --> VA: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport
News, Hampton, Williamsburg
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, menu, ftp, telnet, uucp feeds, irc, archie, gopher,
UPI news, email, dns, archives
fees ----------> $15/month or $144/year, $10 startup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 804-622-4289
fax -----------> 804-622-7158
ftp more info -> n/a

<< xnet >>
name ----------> XNet Information Systems
dialup --------> (708) 983-6435 V.32bis and TurboPEP
area codes ----> 312, 708, 815
local access --> IL: Chicago, Naperville, Hoffman Estates
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, telnet, hytelnet, ftp, irc, gopher, www, wais,
SLIP/PPP, dns, uucp feeds, bbs
fees ----------> $45/3 months or $75/6 months
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> (708) 983-6064
ftp more info -> ftp.xnet.com:/xnet.info/

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From: PDIAL -05-
Subject: What *Is* The Internet?

The Internet is a global cooperative network of university, corporate,
government, and private computers, all communicating with each other by
means of something called TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol). Computers directly on the Internet can exchange data quickly
and easily with any other computer on the Internet to download files, send
email, provide remote logins, etc.

Users can download files from publicly accessible archive sites ("anonymous
FTP"); login into remote computers (telnet or rlogin); chat in real-time
with other users around the world (Internet Relay Chat); or use the newest
information retrieval tools to find a staggering variety of information
(Wide Area Information Servers, Gopher, World Wide Web).

Computers directly on the Internet also exchange email directly and very
quickly; email is usually delivered in seconds between Internet sites.

Sometimes the Internet is confused with other related networks or types of
networking.

First, there are other ways to be "connected to the Internet" without being
directly connected as a TCP/IP node. Some computers connect via UUCP or
other means at regular intervals to an Internet site to exchange email and
USENET newsgroups, for instance. Such a site can provide email (though not
as quickly as a directly connected systems) and USENET access, but not
Internet downloads, remote logins, etc.

"email" (or "Internet email", "netmail") can be exchanged with a wide
variety of systems connected directly and indirectly to the Internet. The
email may travel solely over the Internet, or it may traverse other
networks and systems.

"USENET" is the collection of computers all over the world that exchange
USENET news -- thousands of "newsgroups" (like forums, or echos) on a wide
range of topics. The newsgroup articles are distributed all over the world
to USENET sites that wish to carry them (sometimes over the Internet,
sometimes not), where people read and respond to them.

The "NSFNET" is one of the backbones of the Internet in the US. It is
funded by the NSF, which restricts traffic over the NSFNET to "open
research and education in and among US research and instructional
institutions, plus research arms of for-profit firms when engaged in
open scholarly communication and research." Your Internet provider
can give you more details about acceptable use, and alternatives
should you need to use the Internet in other ways.

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From: PDIAL -06-
Subject: What The PDIAL Is

This is the PDIAL, the Public Dialup Internet Access List.

It is a list of Internet service providers offering public access dialins
and outgoing Internet access (ftp, telnet, etc.). Most of them provide
email and USENET news and other services as well.

If one of these systems is not accessible to you and you need email or
USENET access, but *don't* need ftp or telnet, you have many more public
access systems from which to choose. Public access systems without ftp or
telnet are *not* listed in this list, however. See the nixpub (alt.bbs,
comp.misc) list and other BBS lists.

Some of these providers offer time-shared access to a shell or BBS program
on a computer connected directly to the Internet, through which you can
FTP or telnet to other systems on the Internet. Usually other services
are provided as well. Generally, you need only a modem and terminal or
terminal emulator to access these systems. Check for "shell", "bbs", or
"menu" on the "services" line.

Other providers connect you directly to the Internet via SLIP or PPP when
you dial in. For these you need a computer system capable of running the
software to interface with the Internet, e.g., a Unix machine, PC, or Mac.
Check for "SLIP", or "PPP" on the services line.

While I have included all sites for which I have complete information, this
list is surely incomplete. If you have any additions or corrections please
send them to me at one of the addresses listed in section -10-.

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From: PDIAL -07-
Subject: How People Can Get The PDIAL (This List)

EMAIL:

From the Information Deli archive server (most up-to-date):
To receive the current edition of the PDIAL, send email containing
the phrase "Send PDIAL" to "[email protected]".

To be put on a list of people who receive future editions as they
are published, send email containing the phrase "Subscribe PDIAL"
to "[email protected]".

To receive both the most recent and future editions, send both
messages.

From time to time, I'll also be sending out news and happenings
that relate to the PDIAL or The Information Deli. To receive
the Info Deli News automatically, send email containing the
phrase "Subscribe Info-Deli-News" to "[email protected]".

From the news.answers FAQ archive:
Send email with the message "send usenet/news.answers/pdial" to
"[email protected]". For help, send the message "help" to
"[email protected]".

USENET:

The PDIAL list is posted semi-regularly to alt.internet.access.wanted,
alt.bbs.lists, alt.online-service, ba.internet, and news.answers.

FTP ARCHIVE SITES (PDIAL and other useful information):

Information Deli FTP site:
ftp.netcom.com:/pub/info-deli/public-access/pdial [192.100.81.100]

As part of a collection of public access lists:
VFL.Paramax.COM:/pub/pubnet/pdial [128.126.220.104]
(used to be GVL.Unisys.COM)

From the Merit Network Information Center Internet information archive:
nic.merit.edu:/internet/providers/pdial [35.1.1.48]

As part of an Internet access compilation file:
liberty.uc.wlu.edu:/pub/lawlib/internet.access [137.113.10.35]

As part of the news.answers FAQ archive:
rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/news.answers/pdial [18.70.0.209]

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From: PDIAL -08-
Subject: Appendix A: Other Valuable Resources

InterNIC Internet Help Desk

The US National Science Foundation has funded Information, Registration,
and Directory services for the Internet, and they are available to all
Internet users. The most useful branch for PDIAL readers is Information
Services, which provides all sorts of information to help Internet users.
Contact Information Services by:

voice: 800-444-4345 (US)
voice: +1 (619) 455-4600
fax: +1 (619) 455-4640
email: [email protected], put "SEND HELP" in body
email: [email protected]
gopher: gopher gopher.internic.net / telnet gopher.internic.net
ftp: is.internic.net
postal: InterNIC Information Services
General Atomics
PO Box 85608
San Diego, CA 92186-9784 USA

Internet Guide Books

Connecting To The Internet; Susan Estrada; O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN
1-56592-061-9 (A how-to on selecting the right IP provider, from dialup
to dedicated.)

A DOS User's Guide to the Internet -- E-mail, Netnews and File Transfer
with UUCP; James Gardner; MKS; ISBN 0-13-106873-3 ("Internet" in the
title is misleading -- covers UUCP connections only.)

The Electronic Traveller -- Exploring Alternative Online Systems;
Elizabeth Powell Crowe; Windcrest/McGraw-Hill; ISBN 0-8306-4498-9. (A
good tour of various personal IP and other types of providers, but some
data is seriously out of date.)

Internet Basics; Steve Lambert, Walt How; Random House; ISBN
0-679-75023-1

The Internet Companion; Tracy LaQuey, Jeanne C. Ryer; Addison-Wesley;
ISBN 0-201-62224-6

The Internet Companion Plus; Tracy LaQuey, Jeanne C. Ryer;
Addison-Wesley; ISBN 0-201-62719-1

The Internet Complete Reference; Harley Hahn, Rick Stout; Osborne;
ISBN 0-07-881980-6

The Internet Directory; Eric Brawn; Fawcett Columbine; ISBN
0-449-90898-4 (Phone book style listing of resources.)

The Internet for Dummies; John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi; IDG Books
Worldwide; ISBN 1-56884-024-1 (Lots of useful information, but much
of it is intermediate level, not "dummy".)

Internet: Getting Started; April Marine, Susan Kirkpatrick, Vivian
Neou, Carol Ward; PTR Prentice Hall; ISBN 0-13-289596-X

The Internet Guide for New Users; Daniel P. Dern; McGraw-Hill; ISBN
0-07-016511-4 (Good, very thorough guide for new users.)

The Internet Navigator; Paul Glister; John Wiley & Sons; ISBN
0-471-59782-1 (Good, comprehensive guide for new users.)

The Internet Roadmap; Bennet Falk; Sybex; ISBN 0-7821-1365-6

Internet Starter Kit for the Macintosh With Disk; Adam C. Engst; Hayden
Books; ISBN 1-568300646

The Mac Internet Tour Guide; Michael Fraase; Ventana Press; ISBN
1-56604-062-0

Navigating the Internet; Richard J. Smith, Mark Gibbs; SAMS
Publishing; ISBN 0-672-30362-0

Welcome to... Internet -- From Mystery to Mastery; Tom Badgett, Corey
Sandler; MIS:Press; ISBN 1-55828-308-0

The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog; Ed Krol; O'Reilly & Associates;
ISBN 1-56592-025-2 (Good all around guide.)

Zen & the Art of the Internet: A Beginner's Guide; Brendan P. Kehoe;
PTR Prentice Hall; ISBN 0-13-010778-6

Other BBS/Internet Provider Lists

FSLIST -- The Forgotten Site List. USENET: alt.internet.access.wanted;
ftp: freedom.nmsu.edu:/pub/docs/fslist/ or login.qc.ca:/pub/fslist/

nixpub -- public access Unixes. USENET: comp.bbs.mis, alt.bbs;
email: to , body containing "get PUB nixpub.long";
ftp: VFL.Paramax.COM:/pub/pubnetc/nixpub.long

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From: PDIAL -09-
Subject: Appendix B: Finding Public Data Network (PDN) Access Numbers

Here's how to get local access numbers or information for the various
PDNs. Generally, you can contact the site you're calling for help, too.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless noted otherwise, set your modem to 7E1 (7 data
bits, even parity, 1 stop bit) when dialing to look up access numbers
by modem as instructed below.


BT Tymnet
---------

For information and local access numbers, call 800-937-2862 (voice) or
215-666-1770 (voice).

To look up access numbers by modem, dial a local access number, hit
and 'a', and enter "information" at the "please log in:" prompt.


Compuserve Packet Network
-------------------------

You do NOT have to be a Compuserve member to use the CPN to dial other
services.

For information and local access numbers, call 800-848-8199 (voice).

To look up access numbers by modem, dial a local access number, hit
and enter "PHONES" at the "Host Name:" prompt.


PSINet
------

For information, call 800-82PSI82 (voice) or 703-620-6651 (voice), or
send email to "[email protected]". For a list of local access numbers
send email to "[email protected]".

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From: PDIAL -10-
Subject: Providers: Get Listed in PDIAL!

NEW SUBMISSION/CORRECTION PROCEDURES:

The PDIAL will be undergoing expansion in both breadth (how many and what
kinds of public access providers) and depth (how much information is
carried for each provider). To collect the data, I will be emailing a
questionnaire to providers already on the PDIAL, and to any providers who
wish to be added. Corrections can also be submitted via update
questionnaires.

To be listed in the PDIAL, retrieve the PDIAL questionnaire by sending email
to containing the command "Send PDIAL-Q". The
questionnaire will not be available until 15 Dec 1993, but requests received
before then will be queued and honored when it is available.

--
Peter Kaminski / The Information Deli

[email protected] (preferred)
[email protected]

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End of PDIAL
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