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  • If This Is Your "Address", I Suggest A Move!

    Jun 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Uninstaller works
    Cons: System crasher, no features, bad connections, did I mention system crashes (and Kernel Illegal Operations!)

    Summary: Recently, I came across yet another free Internet Service Provider, Everything looked good - free email, somewhat nice website, small download, plenty of access numbers. Yet, despite all that, If this isn't the worst free ISP there is, ... read more

  • The worst ISP that EVER was

    Dec 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Virus like interface, slowness, demands you to sign up friends to use, etc.....

    Summary: I have use many free ISPs' this is the single worst one ever. They demand you sign up two new people every time you login. The software hijacks your search engine, favorites etc... I tried to search ebay through their web based search engine, and the ... read more

  • A very poor addition

    Oct 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I can not think of any reason someone would want the "address helper".
    Cons: This product often flags valid requests for URLs as nonexistent.

    Summary: This product somehow got installed on my machine. Whether it was done intentionally, without my knowledge, by someone using my machine or whether it was the result of some cleverly disguised "ad" is irrelevant at this point. It often intercepts ... read more

  • The Spammers and Scammers Paradise

    Aug 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None at all.
    Cons: Phony "opt-out" page looks like a password harvesting scheme.

    Summary: When you report unsolicited commercial Email (UCE), also known as "spam" to, you receive the following reply: "At, Inc., we maintain a strict anti-spam policy and are committed to protecting our users from ... read more

  • Slowpoke!

    Jul 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: free, download didn't take too long
    Cons: sloooooooooow, ad banners

    Summary: is one of the many free isps I've tried in my quest for fast, free, reliable service. I must admit that I used it for quite a while as my primary isp. Like many others, though, its slow. Spinway (the company that powers ... read more

  • Premium svc unlimited $8.79 no ads,great bargain

    Jul 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: new Premium Service $8.79 mo,unlimited, no ads
    Cons: none

    Summary: The new premium svc is $8.79 mo, unlimited usage, no banner ads, e-mail, toll free support. I only used support once because I have to set up the DUN on my puter and they answered immediately and it was a simple process, thereafter I logged on ... read more

  • Try this ISP and you'll need a change of Address!

    May 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, easy sign-up. Quick connection.
    Cons: Disconnects after 20 minutes, ads show up while using other ISP, doesn't uninstall.

    Summary: I wanted a back up ISP, and thought sounded good. I downloaded the software and started surfing. The ads didn't seem too bad- about 20 seconds long, every 4 minutes. Then, after about 20 minutes, I was disconnected with no warning. I ... read more

  • the ISP That Isn't What They Say It Is

    Apr 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No floating banners ontop of your browser.
    Cons: Advertisements every minute!

    Summary: is one of the lowest rated internet services to me. At first, when you're at their website, they tell you all the benefits, how's internet service is great and all, but even in the website, you can see several leaks as to what ... read more

  • Do not install this sleeze

    Mar 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None that I can think of
    Cons: You install this program, and you will NEVER be able to get rid of it.

    Summary: I installed on my computer (HP 1gigahertz PIII cpu, 128 mb ram, running Windows ME) and the nightmare began. Ads kept popping up left and right. I couldn't surf more than one page view at a time before it would interrupt with those stupid ... read more

  • Awful service, save the trouble and don't bother

    Mar 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE, other than being "free"
    Cons: Everything else!

    Summary: I had been a customer of NetZero for about a month, and was curious to see what else was out there as far free providers go. When I happened upon, promising "no ad bar", I decided to try it out. That is when my problems started. I used the ... read more

  • Too many commercials.

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free...That's about all
    Cons: Ads that pop up about every 4 minutes.

    Summary: Ok, we all know that free ISPs are supported by advertising, right? Most present ad banners that can get in the way of your surfing and that decrease your screen size, so when I read about I liked their idea of occasionally serving just a ... read more

  • Not So Fast...No I'm Serious, This Is Slow!

    Feb 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The connection was suprisingly secure.
    Cons: Slow, Hard to use

    Summary: Believe me, I have tried every way to get free Internet. For the most part, they are not half bad. Other times, they can be nothing but a splitting headache. I thought that I had seen the worst when it came to free Internet, but when a service like ... read more

  • I agree with Tenke, and more...

    Feb 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's free, but...
    Cons: It's not worth the price!

    Summary: Please! I’ve never been subjected to so much abuse! What is wrong with them? Every minute or so you get either a pop-up window or, even worse…it intrudes itself onto your web pages! This happens not from a wrong URL. It simply INTRUDES whenever it ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Dec 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Could not test
    Cons: Could not test

    Summary: I came across this ISP yesterday. Liked the website and thought would give a try. I registered and gave all the demographics it asked for. After that I downloaded and installed the software. Now when I try to run it says it is not providing service ... read more

  • Bad! Bad! Your software=trojan!

    Dec 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE, the company is a JOKE
    Cons: giving out a VIRUS without you knowing

    Summary: it looks like free isps are dying out right now. today i was on my mission to find one that's still alive, and i ended up cleaning up my computer instead. Somehow i decided to give a shot. what a mistake! the download was about 300k.. ... read more

  • Worst FREE ISP ever, AVOID!

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No Pros, inactive ISP, service cancelled
    Cons: Replaces browser search with theirs, doesn't matter if you say no

    Summary: With so many Free ISP's going the way of the edsel, I thought I had found a good Free one. Quick download, easy to install, it all seemed good. But then the troubles all began. forces you to install Gator, an annoying program that ... read more


    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None whatsoever
    Cons: VERY misleading

    Summary: It WAS a pretty good ISP. Things have changed. no longer offers their free ISP service. HOWEVER they WILL let you download their application. Only AFTER you install the application do they tell you that they can't provide the ... read more

  • Not in New York

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not too many
    Cons: Busy signals, disconnects

    Summary: This is a regional amendment to my previous review of After having recently moved to New York City, I have been consistently disappointed by's (which is really's) service. Now I never get through on the first ... read more

  • It saved me $20 per month, but...

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, good connection speeds, usually connects
    Cons: Frequent disconnects, software bugs, and other hassles

    Summary: ---Update May 13, 2001--- has been dead for quite some time now. They died somewhere near the end of 2000, right before BlueLight (K-Mart) bought up Spinway. Basically, this entire article still holds true for BlueLight, but now the ... read more

  • Spinway goes belly up

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None. Service has ended
    Cons: None. Service has ended

    Summary: **Update as of 12/3/00 ** Spinway is closing shop as an ISP service. no longer offers free internet access thru Spinway. It looks like has purchased what remains of Spinway. At this stage, the free Internet service on ... read more

  • Be Honest!

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: not require to click on ads
    Cons: "to maintain your connection."

    Summary: Why signup with is a premiere provider of totally free Internet service at the BEST "Address" on the Net! People choose for fast and reliable 56k Internet access without the expenses ... read more

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