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Quick Dialer

Type of Program: DUN Tool
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/NT
Company Name: Alpsoft Research, Inc
Version: 3.0.2
Price: $16
Installed Size: 500KB


Dial Up Networking (DUN) is probably how you're connected to the Internet right now (unless you lucky enough to have ISDN, cable of ASDL - in which case, I hate you). On the whole, it's easy to use, but how do you cope with more than one ISP? Swapping between different dial up accounts can be a pain, which is where Quick Dialer comes in.

After you've installed the program (which isn't as easy as it could be -you have to set up the short cuts), and run it, the only thing you'll notice is a small icon in you system tray. If you left click on that, it'll list your DUN accounts, so all you have to do is click on one. A word of warning though, make sure your numbers are correct, as it doesn't use area codes automatically.

You can also run certain programs when you connect (i.e. browser and email program), connect automatically at a set time, set up telephone rates (to find out how much your calls cost), and view statistics of you dial up activity. If you're having trouble with either getting on to you ISP, or staying connected - Quick Dialer will help, it will keep trying a busy line until connected, and reconnect if disconnected.

Quick Dialer is a handy DUN tool, and is one of the best I've seen. The best recommendation I can give it, is it's the one I use.

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Reviewed by Mike Hathaway
Payment Method: On-line 

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