Why do some numbers on your access number list have @POP3.net, @world.net, @usa, and @nni.com behind them? What are they used for?
These access numbers go through an alternative network to connect to the internet and not directly through NuNet's systems. These suffixes are a means of network identification and are used in conjunction with your username when you dial into a number that requires them.
In addition to the suffix, it is also imperative that before dialing into these numbers you check your username and make sure that it is in the format of "nniusername". If it is not, then contact Technical Support at your earliest convenience to make the change so that you can dial into these numbers successfully.
As an example, let us say that your username is "nniusername" and that you are trying to dial into a number that requires "@usa". To get connected, you would enter the username as "nniusername@usa". The same would apply to the other network suffixes as well.
One thing that is important to know about dialing into these access numbers is that some of them have a maximum limit as to how many hours you can stay online. When at all possible you will be given a number without a time limit, but in some areas across the country there are none available. Listed below are the suffixes and their hourly limits.
If you are dialing into an access number with a time limit, you should check with Technical Support to see if there is an available number without one. If there are no unlimited hours access numbers where you are, then you will be unable to get online with your dialup account until the 1st of the next month should you go over your maximum hourly limit.
*They count 300 hours total per month for the account. So if you are on 150 hours with both ISDN bands, that is 150 times 2 which comes to the maximum 300 hours. You can normally save time by using Dial-On-Demand where it will connect with one band only and then dial the second band only when needed.