Do I/We really need an ISP?

  Stan 1 14:49 23 Sep 2010

So I have indulged my self and got va nice new computer with Win7
In setting up the BB connection I entered Google and got it, entered my Gmail address and got it,
Logged on OK
Without at that time having set op/found my ISP and logged on.
Loads of mail - including stuff addresseed to my ISP account.
So do I/WE need an ISP?

  birdface 15:09 23 Sep 2010

Not unless you are recieving next doors signal.

  rawprawn 15:10 23 Sep 2010

I'm afrad you/we do, without an ISP you wouldn't get email at all. Or for that matter any other facility that requires a Net connection.

  MAT ALAN 15:11 23 Sep 2010

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  Woolwell 15:16 23 Sep 2010

If you've connected to the net (to get Google) then you have used your ISP or someone else's. If you mean that you haven't looked at your ISP's home page then that is another matter. I rarely do that.

  northumbria61 15:44 23 Sep 2010

Stan 1 - I was wondering how you thought you were connected to the Internet in the first place ie. to Google which really is the Internet's biggest search engine ? AND you must be PAYING someone for your Broadband Connection.

  Stan 1 15:53 23 Sep 2010

Just because I had not actually set up my detail as in Win98/XP et al - the mere fact I have a BB connection automatically ties me to that ISP
is that it?

  birdface 15:56 23 Sep 2010

If connected wirelessly you could be using next doors connection.

  Graphicool1 16:00 23 Sep 2010

"If connected wirelessly you could be using next doors connection"
Which if you are doing it knowingly, is illegal.

  Woolwell 17:16 23 Sep 2010

Your Broadband is provided by your ISP (it is your ISP).

  Woolwell 17:17 23 Sep 2010

As northumbria61 says who are you paying? Who did you have with your previous systems?

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