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File PDIAL013.TXT -- 23 July 1993

Copyright 1992-1993 Peter Kaminski. May be copied freely for non-
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Contents:

-0- Quick Start!
-1- Area Code Summary: Providers With Many Local Dialins (1-800, PDN)
-2- Area Code Summary: US/Canada Metro and Regional Dialins
-3- Area Code Summary: International Dialins
-4- Alphabetical List of Providers
-5- What *Is* The Internet?
-6- What The PDIAL Is
-7- How People Can Get The PDIAL (This List)
-8- Appendix A: Finding Public Data Network (PDN) Access Numbers
-9- Additional Notices; Submitting Updates and Corrections

Subject headers below are formatted so this list may be read as a
digest by USENET newsreaders that support digests. Example commands:
rn, "control-G" skips to next section; nn, "G%" presents as a digest.

Or, just skip to desired section by searching for the desired section
number string (e.g. "-1-") from the list above.

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From: PDIAL -0-
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.]

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.

The information listed in the PDIAL changes and expands rapidly. If this
edition is more than 3 months old, consider obtaining a new one. Check
section -7- for details.

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

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

"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.

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

From: PDIAL -2-
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 express grebyn tmn
203 jvnc-tiger
206 eskimo halcyon netcom nwnexus
212 maestro mindvox panix
213 dial-n-cerf netcom
214 metronet
215 jvnc-tiger PREPnet
216 OARnet wariat
301 CAPCON express grebyn tmn
303 cns csn
310 dial-n-cerf netcom
312 genesis
313 michnet MSen
401 anomaly ids jvnc-tiger
403 PUCnet
408 a2i netcom portal
410 CAPCON express
412 PREPnet telerama
415 crl dial-n-cerf IGC netcom portal well

416 uunorth
419 OARnet
503 agora.rain.com netcom
508 anomaly nearnet northshore novalink
510 crl dial-n-cerf holonet netcom
513 OARnet
514 CAM.ORG
516 jvnc-tiger
517 michnet
519 uunorth
602 crl
603 MV nearnet
609 jvnc-tiger
613 uunorth
614 OARnet
616 michnet
617 delphi nearnet northshore world
619 crash.cts.com cyber dial-n-cerf netcom
703 CAPCON express grebyn tmn
704 concert Vnet
707 crl
708 genesis
713 sugar
714 dial-n-cerf
717 PREPnet
718 maestro mindvox panix
719 cns csn oldcolo
804 wyvern
814 PREPnet
815 genesis
818 dial-n-cerf netcom
906 michnet
908 express jvnc-tiger
916 netcom
919 concert

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.

Most providers listed here are also accessible by packet-switched data
services such as PC Pursuit ($30/month for 30 hours off-peak 2400 bps
access -- call 800-736-1130 for more information), traditional long
distance services, and of course telnet.

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

From: PDIAL -3-
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 -1- above for providers with wide area
access, and send email to them to ask about availability.

+301 Ariadne
+61 2 connect.com.au
+61 3 connect.com.au
+44 (0)81 Demon dircon ibmpcug

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

From: PDIAL -4-
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 services such
as PC Pursuit, direct dial long distance or other long distance services.

<< a2i >>
name ----------> a2i communications
dialup --------> 408-293-9010 (v.32, v.32 bis) or 408-293-9020 (PEP) 'guest'
area codes ----> 408
local access --> CA: Campbell, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Moutain View, San Jose,
Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell (SunOS UNIX and MS-DOS), ftp, telnet, feeds
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

<< 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

<< CAM.ORG >>
name ----------> Communications Accessibles Montreal
dialup --------> 514-281-5601 (v.32 bis, HST) 514-738-3664 (PEP),
514-923-2103 (ZyXeL 19.2K) 514-466-0592 (v.32)
area codes ----> 514
local access --> QC: Montreal, Laval, South-Shore, West-Island
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, feeds, SLIP, PPP, FAX gateway
fees ----------> $25/month Cdn.
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 514-923-2102
ftp more info -> n/a

<< 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

<< class >>
name ----------> Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services
dialup --------> contact for number; NOTE: CLASS serves libraries/information
distributors only
area codes ----> 800
local access --> anywhere (800) service is available
long distance -> included
services ------> ftp, telnet, gopher, wais, hytelnet
fees ----------> $10.50/hour + $150/year for first account + $50/year each
additional account + $135/year CLASS membership
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
fees ----------> $1/hour; $10/month minimum + $35 signup
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 719-579-9120
ftp more info -> n/a

<< concert >>
name ----------> CONCERT-CONNECT
dialup --------> contact for number
area codes ----> 704, 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 --------> 619-593-6400 HST, 619-593-7300 V.32bis, 619-593-9500 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
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, UUCP, Usenet newsfeeds, NNTP, Reuters, FTP, Telnet,
SLIP, PPP, IRC, Gopher, Archie, WAIS, POPmail, UMDSS,
domains, nameservice, DNS
fees ----------> personal: $10-$23/month, $15 startup; commercial:
$20->/month, $15 startup
email ---------> [email protected] (server), [email protected] (human)
voice ---------> 619-593-9597
fax -----------> 619-444-9247
ftp more info -> n/a

<< crl >>
name ----------> CR Laboratories Dialup Internet Access
dialup --------> 415-389-UNIX
area codes ----> 415, 510, 602, 707, 800
local access --> CA: San Francisco Bay area + San Rafael, Santa Rosa; AZ:
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale AZ; 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

<< 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

<< eskimo >>
name ----------> Eskimo North
dialup --------> 206-367-3837 300-2400 bps, 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

<< express >>
name ----------> Express Access - Online Communications Service
dialup --------> 301-220-0462, 410-766-1855, 908-937-9481 'new'
area codes ----> 202, 301, 410, 703, 908
local access --> Northern VA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, New Brunswick NJ
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, hytelnet, www
fees ----------> $25/month or $250/year
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 800-546-2010, 301-220-2020
ftp more info -> n/a

<< genesis >>
name ----------> 'genesis', 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 -> n/a

<< grebyn >>
name ----------> Grebyn Corporation
dialup --------> 703-281-7997, 'apply'
area codes ----> 202, 301, 703
local access --> Northern VA, Southern MD, Washington DC
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet
fees ----------> $30/month
email ---------> [email protected]
voice ---------> 703-281-2194
ftp more info -> n/a

<< 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

<< 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

<< 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

<< 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

<< 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, 609-258-2400
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, 609-258-2400
ftp more info -> n/a

<< 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


<< metronet >>
name ----------> Texas Metronet
dialup --------> 214-705-2902 9600bps, 214-705-2917 2400bps, 'info/info' or
'signup/signup'
area codes ----> 214
local access --> TX: Dallas
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, feeds, SLIP
fees ----------> $10-$50/month + $20-$30 startup
email ---------> [email protected] / [email protected] /
GEnie:S.LINEBARG
voice ---------> 214-401-2800
fax -----------> 214-401-2802 (8am-5pm CST weekdays)
ftp more info -> n/a

<< 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 ----> 313, 517, 616, 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:/

<< 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
local access --> All of SE Michigan (313)
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

<< 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 --------> 206-527-5992, 214-753-0045, 310-842-8835, 408-241-9760,
408-459-9851, 415-328-9940, 415-985-5650, 503-626-6833,
510-426-6610, 510-865-9004, 619-234-0524, 714-708-3800,
916-965-1371
area codes ----> 206, 213, 310, 408, 415, 503, 510, 619, 818, 916
local access --> CA: SF Bay Area (5 POPs), Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Los
Angeles, Irvine, San Diego; OR: Portland; TX: Dallas/Fort
Worth; 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-UNIX
ftp more info -> n/a

<< northshore >>
name ----------> North Shore Access
dialup --------> 617-593-5774 (v.32, PEP) 'guest'
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, feeds
fees ----------> $10/month includes 10 hours connect, $1/hr thereafter
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
local access --> MA: Worcester
long distance -> CPS: $1.80/hour 2400, 9600
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 -> n/a

<< 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]
voice ---------> 206-455-3505
ftp more info -> nwnexus.wa.com:/NWNEXUS.info.txt

<< 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

<< 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

<< 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

<< 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, feeds, USENET
fees ----------> $Cdn 20/month (20 hours connect time) + $5/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

<< sugar >>
name ----------> NeoSoft's Sugar Land Unix
dialup --------> 713-684-5900
area codes ----> 713
local access --> TX: Houston metro area
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

<< 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

<< 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 'new'
area codes ----> 704
local access --> NC: Charlotte; RTP, Raleigh, Durham planned by 8/1/93;
special offer in other selected NC communities, contact for
details
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, hytelnet
fees ----------> $25/month or $259/year
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 (2400), 216-481-9425 (V.32bis, SuperPEP)
area codes ----> 216
local access --> OH: Cleveland
long distance -> provided by user
services ------> shell, ftp, telnet, irc, gopher, feeds, BBS(Uniboard1.10)
fees ----------> $35/monthly, $200/6months, $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

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From: PDIAL -5-
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 -6-
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 -9-.

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From: PDIAL -7-
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 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/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 [18.70.0.224]

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From: PDIAL -8-
Subject: Appendix A: 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.


PC Pursuit (SprintNet)
----------------------

PC Pursuit may be used to call a modem in any of 44 major metro areas
in the US from local access numbers around the country. As such, it
can be used to access most of the providers listed in the PDIAL (those
with no other PDN access or even those which are accessible by other PDNs).

For information and registration, call 800-736-1130 (voice) or
800-877-2006 (data). More information is also available on the PC
Pursuit support BBS (see below).

To look up access numbers by modem, dial 800-546-1000, hit
at 1200 baud or '@' at 2400 baud. Enter "MAIL"
at the "@" prompt, then "PHONES" at the "USER NAME:" prompt, and
"PHONES" at the "PASSWORD:" prompt.

The PC Pursuit support BBS provides a great deal of information about
PC Pursuit, including rates, terms and conditions, outdial numbers, etc.

To access the PC Pursuit support BBS, dial a local access number and
hit at 1200 baud or '@' at 2400 baud. Change
modem parameters to 8N1, and enter "C PURSUIT" at the "@" 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 -9-
Subject: Additional Notices; Submitting Updates and Corrections

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.

For UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS or REQUESTS FOR COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION,
contact the author at the addresses below. If you have new or updated
entries, send them to me in the format used in the PDIAL listings. Also
include an email address to which I can send requests for more
information.

--
Peter Kaminski / The Information Deli

[email protected] (preferred)
[email protected]

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End of PDIAL
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