Broadband / Pay-as-you-go Connection - Help! (UK)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sonja, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Sonja

    Sonja Guest

    I have a BT Broadband connection but I always used my old email from
    VirginNet without problem.

    Today I received an email from Virgin saying that I have not been using my
    pay as you go account for some time (20 months) and that I have to use it at
    least once every 60 days or I will lose the contents of my VirginNet inbox.

    My question is: Can I have the 2 connections at the same time? If not, how
    do I use the old modem once in a while as not to lose my email address? I
    can't remember anymore how I used to connect before. Do I have to disconnect
    the broadband modem to do that?

    Many Thanks,

    Sonja, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. Sonja

    Robbo Guest

    Disconn the Broadband modem.
    Dial up as usual using the standard modem like you used to
    Use the account for a few mins.
    Log out, disconn
    Re-connect the Broadband modem
    Re connect as usual
    Robbo, Jan 13, 2004
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  3. Sonja

    Sonja Guest

    Hi Robbo,

    I just disconnected the broadband or do I have to uninstall it?


    Sonja, Jan 14, 2004
  4. Robbo blundered;
    Ok so tell me why you have to disconnect the broad band to use dialup?

    I have broadband and an still open my dialup ISP software and can go online
    with both at the same time.

    Trai' La Trash, Jan 16, 2004
  5. Sonja

    nemo2 Guest


    I'm a bit behind reading posts, so you may not get this message.

    I have a similar setup I'm with Plus for broadband, but have a
    Freeserve no ties account so that I can keep my old Freserve email
    address. All I do is just dial into freeserve every 60 days stay
    connected for a minute or 2 then disconnect. It's as simple as that,
    I don't touch my broadband connection or anything else.


    nemo2, Jan 16, 2004
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