Thanks all I download very rarely. I have a need for fast email. I have used and still use for different lines of communication Freeserve (Wanadoo), Tiscali and Virgin and used to use pipex a long time ago. On balance it still looks as though 24 hr dialup is still the most cost effective.
...you seem to have made your decision to stay on dial up.
If you consider changing ISP/connection type in the future, I don't know if you are aware but it is possible, with a little reconfiguration to your email settings, to continue to use many existing email addresses even when not dialled in to the originating ISP. Tiscali and Virgin being two that I use and I haven't signed into Tiscali for around 3 years and Virgin around 12 months.