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Alta Vista Free Access AltaVista Free Access

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Thumbs Up: software is stable, among the most reliable services once connected, software will dial multiple access numbers until it connects

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AltaVista provides its Free Access service through 1stUp, which is owned by AltaVista's parent company, CMGI. AltaVista was one of the first of the major portals to jump into the free Internet access game, and the software has become better as it's been... (continued...)

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Service Features
Ad type: Persistant window
Info required to signup: Zip Code, Date of Birth, Other information optional
E-mail: POP


Download Size: 600K
Other Features: Usenet
CD Available
Available in Canada
USA Nationwide Access
Macintosh Version
Linux Version

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