oh gees...dial up?! try this solution: convince parents to upgrade. tell them it's beneficial for them and for you.
for you: you need internet for your studies. when you do research for projects. when you do research for papers. when you need to do online homework. when you need to do online classes. when you need to take online science labs. when you need to look up information about that book you were suppose to read. and of course, for your entertainment purposes--but you don't need to tell them that. hehehehe.
for them: they don't gotta have the phone line hogged. it's not that much money (30ish dollars a month?) they get access to internet. if they're like my parents...they wanna know about weather, sales/bargains at stores, cookbook receipes, online coupons, the news, keep in contact with e-mail, view online pictures of family, ect.