Outside of free Internet service at the library or free Wi-Fi elsewhere, dial-up is the most economical Internet service. Dial-up connects to the Internet using existing phone lines and a dial-up modem.
However, there are some drawbacks to this service:
- Must have a land line phone connection
- Must dial-up to the Internet Service Provider to connect and disconnect when finished
- Can’t use the Internet and phone service at the same time unless a telephone splitter is employed
- Slowest type of Internet connection service