What is the dialup roaming number used for?
When traveling in Canada or the Lower 49 states, you can access the Internet via a dialup connection by using the 888 access number. The number can be used when you are at a location that does not offer other means of connection to the Internet such as Broadband. Using the roaming dialup number is beneficial for checking webmail or limited Internet surfing.
What charges are associated with using this number?
Roaming usage bills at:
0.14 cents per minute in-state
0.10 cents per minute out-of-state
What number do I dial?
The number is 1-888-770-4638. When bringing up your dialup connection, you must manually change the number to dial. Often a hotel will require that you dial a “9″ to reach an outside line first. When entering the number into your dialer it will look like this: 9,18887704638 (no spaces or dashes).
You may also choose to create a separate Dialup Connection for use when roaming. Technical Support is available 24/7 to assist with this setup: 868-0316 Anchorage or 1-800-800-4800 Statewide.
Guidelines for using the dialup roaming number.
Always DISCONNECT the dialup connection when not in use.
Steps to disconnect for Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
- Find your Internet icon in the lower right corner of your task bar
- Right click on the icon
- Choose ‘Disconnect’
- Unplug the phone cord from the computer
This will ensure that the connection is terminated.
To sign into MyGCI to view your 800 number usage, click on MyGCI then My Account on the menu bar.