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Old 12-26-06, 11:19 PM
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Can I keep AOL screen name for contact info?

I'm in the process of getting my bother off of AOL and onto something that is faster and doesn't slow down his computer.

The problem is that he uses his current AOL account/screen name as a contact for his friend who is serving in Iraq. Is it possible for him to cancel his account with AOL but still keep his screen name and simply use it on AOL.com?
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Old 12-27-06, 07:48 AM
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Yep, he sure can. AOL lets you keep using you old e-mail address if you move on to another internet provider, I think you may have to go into billing on AOL and change to "Free" or something. I'm still using it after changing to Comcast, and you can get rid of the AOL software and use Outlook or Thunderbird for the mail too.
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Old 12-27-06, 08:06 AM
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As stated there is no reason to cancel his AOL account. AOL now offers free e-mail and software if you bring your own service provider. As stated just change it in billing to free, and you can keep your screen name.
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Old 12-27-06, 12:39 PM
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You can change it to "Free" in the software, or do you have to change your account by talking to one of their "we don't take no for an answer" reps?
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Old 12-28-06, 09:46 AM
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I'm not sure how the wifey did it but I know she didn't talk to a rep, I'm guessing she did it in the software (Keyword: Billing?) or on their web site.
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