Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Yes, my AOL is now FREE!

The only thing I was hesitant about, on the free AOL deal, was my FTP space; that's where I store pictures for my journal.  So, I called 1-800-984-6207 and talked to a robot for a few minutes.  Finally I pushed "0" and was told there'd be about a 2 1/2 minute wait.  I sat waiting for about twenty minutes, which isn't bad considering they're probably getting a lot of calls today.

The pleasant young lady told me that I will, in fact, still have FTP space with my free AOL.  What I won't have is dial-up if I'm on the road... but I have that through Embarq anyway.  Oh, and I won't have AOL tech support.  Big deal!  About all they ever did for me was mess up my computer; I haven't called AOL techs in years. 

The only people who will have to pay for AOL now are those on dial-up.  Happy days are here again!

If you access AOL through another provider, call that number I mentioned and start saving money.

12 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

WOO HOO!
Yep, who can understand them techs anyhoo!
Hugs, Sugar

siennastarr said...

You would think they would do it automatically for those of us who have our own DSL.  I remember after getting my high speed internet through Adelphia, AOL continued to charge me 25.00 for dialup!  Someone finally told me that if I called them and told them I had DSL they would lower the rate.  Which they did.  Down to 14.95.  But, hey!  I'm going to call them and get that knocked off my bill too!  Thanks for the phone # Donna!

Jackie

marainey1 said...

That is such good news !  I was wondering if we'd still be able to do our journals and have the web pages too !  On the news today they did say we'd have to call to get the FREE AOL.  Thanks for the heads up.  'On Ya' - ma

madcobug said...

Ken called and got ours set up also. Yipeee. Helen

chat2missie said...

I've only been paying the byoa price anyway.  Hope this means mine now is free also.  I'll have to call.
Missie

whitedove3622 said...

Thanks for the heads up on this aol thing. I called today and got it for $4.95 since I opted for the free 10hrs via phone line and live help line. Thats fine with me. I always love to save a buck. thanks again.

magran42 said...

Thank you for all your help

fierrorachel said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!  Zipadee do dah!  Done deal, and thank you my mother!

lmitc89854 said...

Me too! I called aol last night.!!

am4039 said...

well yea for free aol.

mutualaide said...

Finally a way to have my cake and eat it too!

robinngabster said...

I switched today...I was hesitant...asked a lot of questions and decided to just go for it.