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Renew PRAS Accounts Now

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

If you purchased a Premium Remote Access Service subscription for the summer semester -- or had paid through the summer -- and you want to keep it, you will need to renew it. You may also need to take action to ensure the continuation of your UNT Internet Account, under certain circumstances. Details for renewal of both these services follows.

Premium Remote Access Service Renewals*

Premium Remote Access Service renewals for the fall '99 semester may be purchased in person or over the phone at the software department of the UNT Bookstore (940-565-3185). Basic subscriptions are $45. ISDN (128kB) subscriptions cost $90.This will take your subscription to the end of the year (through December '99).

These subscription renewals will become active Monday, 30 August 1999 and will expire on Tuesday, 18 January 2000. All subscriptions that have not been renewed by Wednesday, 25 August will be deactivated on Monday, 30 August 1999. Please E-mail any questions regarding renewal to

If you are tired of renewing your account every semester, you might want to consider subscribing to the PRAS service on an annual basis. The cost for a year (September 1999-August 2000) of basic service is $120. ISDN (128kB) subscriptions cost for a year is $240 (you must arrange for ISDN service at your home through GTE before you can take advantage of this service).

Internet Service Account Renewals

People who are no longer associated with the University lose their eligibility to have access to many services, including various computing services. If you have been notified that your account is going to be disabled and you are still associated with the University, please contact the Computing Center Helpdesk at (940) 565 2324 or to Retirees may continue to have a UNT Internet Service account, however these accounts must be renewed annually. You may be asked to provide documentation of eligibility for this service due to the absence of available data on retirees at this time.

*Questions about PRAS? We answered some common ones in our August 1998 PRAS renewal article. The Remote Access area of the Helpdesk Web site is also chock full of information on that topic.