StanaPhone also provides anyone, anywhere, with a free, unlimited amount of U.S. numbers. With that said, I must inform you that when I first discovered StanaPhone, its site offered four or five different area codes in the New York area. However, when I last visited it, there was only one area code available. The numbers are going really fast, so sign up quickly.
I notice that it has a small glitch in its system during the signup process. The glitch occurs during verification of your e-mail address. I'm not sure why, but depending on your e-mail address, you may not receive the e-mail verification notice after you try to sign up. The first time I tried signing up, I used my regular ISP e-mail address and never received the notice. But when I used a Web-based e-mail address, I got my notification with no problem. You might keep that in mind.
Learn more about StanaPhone at www.stanaphone.com.
* Juno and NetZero, free and low-cost Internet access providers, are having a Platinum Free Sunday promotion. They are offering members of their free access services the opportunity to experience their unlimited, ad-free Platinum services, free of charge, today. Use of the service during promotion, however, will count toward members' monthly service limitations.
Also, for a limited time, Juno and NetZero both are offering a chance to sign up for their Platinum services for only $6.95 per month. This offer requires a one-year commitment. After the one year, regular rates apply. If service is cancelled before a complete year's membership, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged.
Features of the Juno and NetZero Platinum services include unlimited Internet access, 10 MB of e-mail storage, instant messaging, no banner ads and off-line e-mail access. Platinum services are available for Windows, Mac OS and Linspire OS platforms. Learn more at www.juno.com or www.netzero.net.
* Starting June 1, members of Juno and NetZero free access services no longer are able to use independent e-mail clients such as Outlook Express to check their e-mail. They now are required to check their e-mail via the respective e-mail on the Web services. This service is just like all other Web-based e-mail services because it allows e-mail to be checked from any computer worldwide with Internet access.
For more information, go to www.juno.com/support/faq/email-changes.html or www.netzero.net/support/webmail/index.html.
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