access number

The telephone number you use to "access" (or dial into) your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

To connect to the Internet, you must first establish an account with an ISP in your area. It is important to get a local access number because part of the beauty of the Internet is that you can surf Web sites, find information, and communicate with people all over the world for the cost of a local telephone call.

NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms