First, it will allow you to use your phone while on line. Second, it is much faster. Third, your local phone company probably has DSL available. Talk to them and they will make sure you are equiped for reception of the service, including ethernet card, modem etc. Oh! And you will need more ram. Minimum 256K to handle it. If you want to go to SBC/Yahoo, then contact them, but I think you will find your local phone company more available and willing to help you with the very limited resources you have.
Ok, I know I'm computer illiterate but would someone please explain to me what I will need to change from dialup 56k modem to SBC Yahoo DSL? I have a windows 98SE program with IE6/MSN9. 128RAM/486MHz Pent.III.Clock speed is 100. Will I need to change my modem? Will I need to change from MSN as my ISP? Should I add more RAM (I have two empty slots now) before changing?How does DSL work differently from dial-up (other than faster)?Please help this old person.Please use the KISS method.