If you have a Sonic dialup account, you might want to look into free software from Sonic designed to accelerate your Internet connection. It can’t move bits across a phone line any faster, but it’s possible to create that impression by making local copies of the pages you view instead of waiting for the info to flow over the phone line, along with a few other technical tricks.
I can’t vouch for how well this works, or whether the software is buggy. But if you’re stuck with a dialup connection, you have very little to lose by giving it a try! Here’s more information about Sonic.net Accelerator.