I've switched my internet connection from dial-up to ADSL, because there is a great offer program from November 10 to December 31, 2006 called Formula 5. It's a product of PT.TELKOM which happens to be the largest telecommunication company in Indonesia. The program offers some benefits if you finally decide to be a subscriber; free activation fee, more quotas for limited connection, and 40% discount (Jakarta) for the first 3-month fee. I have Speedy Limited Personal with 1 GB quota. Not bad. I was having a lot of expensive charges (for ages!) due to dial-up connection. Y'know, internet is one of my essential needs in regular basis such as updating blog :D
As for the modem, I've bought Aztech DSL600 EU with 1 Ethernet port and 1 USB for IDR 485,000. I've been using this ADSL for one week and so far I only meet some problems. First, like any other ADSL provider in Indonesia, Speedy sometimes is down due to full access, busy network, or something like that (as the customer service said). It can be for hours or sometimes along the day (so-called office hours). Secondly, I couldn't sign in to instant messenger in last few days and it was detected as MSN error code 0x81000306; failed due to connection. I already tried to solve it myself by following the directions of the site and got stuck. Finally I got the answer, it was Speedy's fault. I contacted its customer service and somehow their answer pissed me off. They didn't have any idea how long it takes to solve the problem. Nevertheless, I find Speedy has faster connection than my previous dial-up and more reliable for downloading big files (excluding its down time).
The instant messenger stuffs; I really hate to use MSN web messenger because it takes time to load my message and when the server is busy, they sign me out without my permission. Gah. Thus I seek for another attempt to be able to sign in to my messenger. Yet I find meebo, a multi protocol instant messenger which is lighter and more reliable than MSN web messenger.
However, some features from your original messenger may not be available such as voice chat or video conference. I also have downloaded Trillian, another multi protocol instant messenger in real meaning. I mean, you can sign in to your messenger account at Yahoo, MSN, AIM, IRC, and ICQ at the same time. Trillian 3.1 is a free software and can be downloaded here.
P.S: The problem solves today. I can sign in to my Windows Live Messenger. Yippie!