How many of you still pay for AOL use? How many now get it for free?

@Loen210 (1533)
United States
May 8, 2009 12:13pm CST
Unfortunately, I am the only one in the family who still uses AOL, which costs an extra bundle. I know it finally allowed free email addresses and use, but you have to CHANGE your current one. This is very hard as I have had it for so long, it'd be a major change and contacting everyone, and getting used to new one. I'm curious how many of you still use their old address and PAY. And how many of you still use AOL, but transferred to a free address? How easy/hard was it to swap? Thanks!
4 responses
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 May 09
I recently connected to Charter.net but also kept my aol account. I do continue to pay monthly for aol since I, too, have been a member for a very long time and it's too much trouble to change it. I haven't used the Charter account and only changed because I wanted high speed. I can actually see U-tube now without waiting an hour for the download. Also can see photos much faster. Another reason is I wanted to download Skype but just haven't done it yet. We have one daughter who lives out of state and I can see our grandbabies on a regular basis this way and talk to our older grandson who is all of 4.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
9 May 09
Glad to have another person like me. Sheepishly, I have literally had the same email address for, hmmm, almost since AOL came out, I think. That's what makes it so hard to change! I'm glad there are some others like me. ;o)
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 May 09
And I certainly understand. Just easier for me to keep aol and pay the extra $14.95 each month. I have issues with Internet Explorer all the time so this way I can use aol's browser and be real happy and know what I am doing.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
11 May 09
OK, can you tell me how long it takes for the e-mail to go down? I canceled my AOL last month but my e-mail is still working. I haven't had to make any changes to it yet, and I'm still receiving mail without a problem. If you know, please let me know! Thanks!
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
11 May 09
I don't know. But sounds pretty good that you canceled it a while back, still having great access. You'd have to ask an AOL staff member. Send them an email or go to the site for the CONTACT section. If it turns out you end up having your email address still for free, please let us know. That'd be great. Do you have access still to the opening software too? (Instead of having to go to www.aol.com)?
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
10 May 09
I have Netscape which is owned by AOL. I had AOL for years and switched to Netscape a few years ago because it is alot cheaper.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
10 May 09
Oh, I did not know that about Netscape. I am a bit behind on the tech stuff. But I just wish I could keep my email address without having to pay when they offer the free addresses out to people. Glad you got a better price though.
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
I still use Aol too. We don't have to pay for it, because my dad is the account holder, and we just log onto his account from our home. But I have also tried the free aol too. Its ok, but still not the same. The swap is not hard at all, it just takes some getting use to
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
9 May 09
Hi there, Glad you're another of my "pack" ;o) But in a way, you still use the one that charges money, I assume. Your dad has to pay for it, so it's not the free one. Cheers