If you wish to take advantage of the 2-year dial plan A sale, times running out. In order to take advantage of this your payment must be post-marked by August 15th! This includes shell access with 110MB of disk quota, web hosting under our domain (you can make it under your own domain with the addition of a virtual domain, http://www.eskimo.com/host/virtual-domains.html.html), hosting of two mail lists, hosting of two IRC bots, and all the other Unix shell services. This two years would extend whatever your present expiration date is by two years. If your account presently is paid through January 19th of 2002, then your new account expiration date would be January 19th of 2004. If you are presently on another dial plan, you would be switched over to dial plan A right away, but you'd also get the increased disk quota right away. Dial plan A now includes access numbers from both Qwest and StarPOP, so in most major locations there is redundancy just as with plan B. With dial plan A, the Qwest numbers are using Cisco equipment and the StarPOP numbers are using Ascend equipment so one or the other will be compatible with most major brands of modems. If you have either a Lucent Technologies or USR modem, please be sure you have the most recent firmware as there are compatibility issues with the older firmware that will cause you to get v.34 connect speeds (33.6k max) instead of V.90 connect speeds and these issues are resolved with current firmware. Generally the firmware issues are more of a problem with the Cisco equipment than with the Ascend, the latter seems to have far fewer compatibility problems. If you presently have plan B and are using a MegaPOP number and it is working well for you, then plan A Qwest numbers should work well as both use Cisco. If you are on plan B and using a UUNET number, the plan A StarPOP numbers should work well as both are Ascend. If you are on plan E, Telia uses a mix so what will work best will take some experiementation.