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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

If you purchased a Premium Remote Access Service subscription for the summer -- 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*

Renewals may be purchased in person or over the phone at the software department of the Union Bookstore (940/565 3185). Basic subscriptions for the fall are $45. Year-long subscriptions may be purchased for $120. ISDN (128K) subscriptions cost $90 ($240 for a full year). Note: "Yearlong" subscriptions expire at the end of the fiscal year.

If your department is paying for the subscription, you can request PRAS Renewal forms from the Computing Center. The form serves as the IDO and has a place for the account number, account signature, and explanation of why service is needed.

All subscriptions that have not been renewed by Wednesday, 21 August 2002 will be deactivated on Monday, 26 August 2002. Please E-mail any questions regarding renewal to

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 Website is also chock full of information on that topic.