A number of companies now offer unlimited Internet access and e-mail for the skinflint's favorite price: free! But only two offer it without an annoying procession of flashing ads cluttering your screen: www.bluelight.com (an alliance between Yahoo! and K-Mart) and www.worldspy.com.
Let's Get Down To E-Business
Again, we're talking free. At www.bigstep.com, you can create and maintain a customized Web site, conduct secure e-commerce, send personalized e-mail newsletters to your customers, receive detailed reports and market your business on the Web at no cost to you. The catch is a tiny one: You need to use their designated provider of merchant accounts for your credit-card servicing. Its fees are moderate, so this requirement is really no biggie.