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Old 01-10-04, 12:31 AM
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AOL coming out with low cost ($10) service

Sure, they are extremely over priced at $25, and they've been getting their asses handed to them in a sling in the form of losing millions of customers, both to lower cost alternatives, and to broadband for just a little more.

Anyway, I heard on the Clark Howard show that AOL is going to run a second service under the "Netscape" name for $10 per month. It won't be advertised to AOL customers, and it won't be advertised as being an AOL product, but it's AOL. One thing though, you won't be able to use an "@aol.com" email address with it.

It'll be interesting, if it's $10 for unlimited dialup and I have a local number, I'll take a closer look. $25 for AOL is a joke, but $10...
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Why anyone would anything to do with AOL is beond me!
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Originally posted by TheKobra
Why anyone would anything to do with AOL is beond me!
Well alot of people that don't understand the internet like it. Like my Mom, for example.

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If you go on a business trip, those 1045 free hours make a great way to get online from the hotel.
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Originally posted by BigPete
If you go on a business trip, those 1045 free hours make a great way to get online from the hotel.
Exactly why I use it. Pain to cancel though as they really give you a hard sale.
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Is it really hard to cancel after the free hours are gone? I might have to travel soon and was thinking of using 1 of these CD's.
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Yawn...
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Originally posted by sataniko
Is it really hard to cancel after the free hours are gone? I might have to travel soon and was thinking of using 1 of these CD's.
Done it 2 or 3 times

Always 10 minutes or so on hold
Always try to give you more free time
Always try to get your to try their high speed stuff

You just have have to wait a little and go through their sales pitch. Whatever reason you give for canceling, they have a sales pitch.
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Or you can fax your request. I did this once years ago, so I don't have the number. I was a member for about an hour.
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Originally posted by Sdallnct
Done it 2 or 3 times

Always 10 minutes or so on hold
Always try to give you more free time
Always try to get your to try their high speed stuff

You just have have to wait a little and go through their sales pitch. Whatever reason you give for canceling, they have a sales pitch.

What if your reason is spite? Do they have a sales pitch for spite?
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I know this guy who had AOL for a long time. He had problems with his programs and getting online recently, I told him about switching to dsl. He ended up going to BB for tech support and came back with MSN. He wouldn't have spent much more for the dsl but he never considered or asked about it. If he was a closer friend, I'd slap him on the side of his head.

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