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AOL users paying for accounts ?
« on: November 24, 2017, 10:10:03 AM »
This comes from channel 7 news in San Fransisco.
AOL users may unnecessarily be paying for accounts
It says:
November 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
By Michael Finney
Have you ever had an AOL account? You could still be paying for it and not know it. Do you pay for an AOL account because you don't want to lose your email address? Either way, 7 On Your Side has a report you have got to see.

AOL used to be the big dog. Now it is scrambling with other Internet companies to find and keep its place in the world. The New Yorker magazine says the lion's share of the company's income comes from subscribers and many of them don't need to pay for the service. Could you be one of them?

Debbie Newman operates a successful catering company and much of her business is booked through her AOL email account.
Check your credit card bill and see if AOL is biking you.

By the way, Both AOL and Yahoo are changing their policies about free e-mail.


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Re: AOL users paying for accounts ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 01:53:51 PM »
Years ago when broadband came in my mother was also paying for AOL she thought to keep her e-mail address. I saw her using her AOL e-mail the one day and said so how much are you paying for internet and she said $89.99 for Cable Internet and then $24.95 to AOL for e-mail and I put a stop to that quickly when I told her that she doesnt have to pay to keep her e-mail, she only needed to pay if she was still using their 56k dial up service. It would be pretty bad if someone was paying for say the last 10 years for AOL to find out that 120 payments x $25 was all wasted money... = $3000 USD  ::) My mom fortunately only paid 9 months before I caught this problem, so only $225 wasted.