There are two options to connect to the internet.
you can use your phones data service line by calling #777. please note that this will require a costly plan (for verizon an additional 60$ to your existing bill), but is the fastest plan available, giving near high speed internet
if you pay a monthly subscription for AOL, you can use their access numbers to connect to the internet. this is the cheaper and better value if you already pay the $30 a month for AOL or whatever it is. This option is miserably slow, with speeds around what i believe is 14 kbits, a slow dial up connection. with this connection, you will be able to use things like AIM and Email, but websites like facebook and youtube can take up to 5 minutes to fully load if you are lucky, and most of the time just time out (other words it gives up).
So with this being said, i will explain how to connect to verizon's service first, followed by connecting with AOL dialer, a program that comes with AOL 9.1.