1st Family Access
Internet Service Provider

John W. Nichols                  Distributor ID# NIC1374

Whether you are looking for an outstanding Internet Service Provider (ISP), an income opportunity, or both, you have come to the right place.


Basic unlimited, dial-up Internet access service costs only $19.95 per month, with no setup fees.  Additional services are offered at extra cost.  Hundreds of American and Canadian cities have free local access numbers, with access from Europe and Japan becoming available soon.  
                         Click here to see if there is a local access number for your area.
A FREE 800 number will soon provide access for those who do not have a free local access number.

You can also earn money by signing up as a distributor and marketing 1st Family Access service.  With only a few friends and acquaintances signing up under you name, your own access is free.  Signing up additional subscribers begins putting additional income in your pocket.  

To become a Subscriber, a Distributor, or both, visit my Application page, fill in the appropriate information, and submit the application.  Note that if you wish to be a Distributor, you will need to print out the application form (after filling in the information) and mail a signed copy to the home office. Also note that to set up a distributorship, there is a $25.00 application fee, which you earn back very quickly.

You may pay by check or by credit card, either electronically or by snail mail.

Optional Services:
EZ SiteMaker by   Easy web page construction and storage for everyone.                                                            Only $10.00 per month.

1-800 Voicemail Service (Flat Rate)  $29.95/mo + $25 Setup Fee
                                                                   (Optional - Marketing Support.)

Autoresponder Service    $15.00 per month. (Includes 3 separate Autoresponders.)

Web Site Hosting   $50/mo (includes 20 MB/s, $250 Setup Fee)

Satellite Services   Satellite Dish Network and 1st Family team up to provide free installation (with purchase of                                    1st year's programming through 1st Family) of the 18" dish.  Best of all, it is Internet-ready                                    (available later this year).   More Info.

Computer Leasing   Lease a top-of-the-line, name-brand computer the easiest way!  More Info.

This page will be changing frequently as 1st Family adds services and as I add information.
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I will post complete, step-by-step instructions for you to use in setting up your software for connecting to and using your 1st Family Access account.  This is part of my job as a Distributor of 1st Family Access.  You may wish to email me at either jwnichols@1stfamily.com or jnichols@tulsa.oklahoma.net if you need help.  In fact, I would suggest that you send email to one and CC me at the other.  As a distributor, you can set up your own web page or, if you prefer, you can simply direct members of your downline to my page.  1st Family Access has contracted with ICS (318-442-LINK) to provide technical assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, but I see no need to pay for a long distance phone call unless it is absolutely necessary, and ICS does not have an 800 number.  Consequently, I will try to have all the necessary information and tips you might need on this page.
Note:  I use Windows95.  All instructions, unless otherwise specified, are based on the assumption that you are using Win95. If you are not, you might want to switch, but you do not have to.  Win3.xx users should not find it too difficult to figure out how to do what needs to be done.

Setting up your Free 1st Family Account:

Remember that the current setup procedure requires that you use the disk provided in your A: drive.  DO NOT copy the the disk to your hard drive and try to install it from there.

In order to put all of the necessary software on one disk, Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 is provided.  This browser is more than adequate for your immediate needs, but it lacks many of the features incorporated in newer versions.  You will want to download and use a newer, better browser with all the capabilities available today at your earliest convenience.  When you are ready, you can click on either of the images at the bottom of this page and download the latest version of Netscape Navigator, Netscape Communicator, or Microsoft Internet Explorer.  Personally, I prefer Netscape Navigator, but you can use whichever browser you prefer (or both, for that matter) with your 1st Family Access account .

Setting up your Free 1st Family Email Account:

From the Internet Explorer browser screen, click on the Mail button.  From the drop-down menu that appears, select Read Mail.  From the list of functions at the top of the browser window, click on Mail. From the drop-down menu that appears, select Options.  Click on the Server tab.  Enter the following:
Email Address:*                             Type:     YourUserID@1stfamily.com
In the Servers section, enter:
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server*      Type:     mailhost.1stfamily.com
Incoming Mail (POP 3) Server*      Type:     mailhost.1stfamily.com
In the Logon Settings section, enter:
Account Name:*                             Type:     ffi/YourUserID 
Password:*                                     Type:     Whatever Password You Chose  
*  Be sure to enter ALL of this information in lower case letters, and never use spaces within what you type.
YourUserID is whatever User ID, or Account Name, you chose when you signed up for 1st Family service.

When you have entered all of this information, Click the OK button.

NOTE:  When you click on OK, expect to see two messages saying in effect that the SMTP and POP 3 entries do not appear to be valid server names, and asking you if you want to use them anyway.  Do not let those messages throw you for a loop.  Go ahead and click on the Yes Button in both cases.

             John Nichols

    This page is best viewed in Netscape or Internet Explorer     
Are you aware that Netscape is free to faculty, students, and non-profits?
(And, that beta versions are free to anyone?)
Internet Explorer comes free with the purchase of Windows95.
Why use an inferior browser when you don't have to?