My brother will be getting his first PC tonight- my old one;)
Now, all he wants to do for the time being is *CONNECT* to the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. How does he go about this? - since he won't have a connection CD/setup etc in the first place? I suggested wanadoo pay as you go, but what does he have to do to actually get connected to the internet in the first place? - without having to sign/register for other ISP's etc (Tiscali to name but many) Onnce he his online, he will be able to get to this page click here to see which one i mean.
I have been online constantly that long (years and years) - that i would forget a bit myself to be honest!
In a nutshell; he has to have an ISP to provide his connection! Best thing is to trawl the stores which sell PC's [not necessarily dedicated to just PC's] and choose an ISP set-up disc from one of usually several freebie disc's lying about. Another possibility is to shufti the PC mag shelf of his local papershop and see what he can turn up there. Perhaps you could help by searching online for the best deal then point him in the right direction. Good luck.
As others have said, as a newcomer, it's probably easiest to get a set up CD Rom with a supplier of your choice. Tescos, Tiscali ( free with most PC mags these days ) AOL ( not my choice !), Wannado ( from Dixons, PC World etc..) plus have a look at various magazine discs as there is often a selection of ISPs to chosse from. The CD will set up all the Internet settings as well as email accounts etc.
click here never fails...I tried it when I was on dial up but didnt want to pay for an ISP as I was only using to wait for broadband to be enabled. we always told customers to go this site when I was working at BT Broadband when they didnt have a dail up ISP...and it is pay as you go...