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AOL dropping prices (if you ask nice!)
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Kat in NJ    Posted 02-23-2004 at 09:12:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I copied this text from another board:

"AOL has dropped the price of the unlimited AOL service in order to compete with other service providers. It is now $14.95 a month for unlimited...I believe it used to be $23.95. They put the lower price into effect this past weekend, but you have to call and request the new unlimited plan. One catch is that you have to agree to keep the service for 12 months. They will begin advertising the new plan within the next couple of weeks, but you can call now and start saving some money sooner. 14.95 a month if you commit to 12 months of service

1-888-265-8008 (AOL customer service)

Also if your an AOL user you can cut your bill down even further by going to "Keyword" and type in "Opinion Place". They will take up to $4.50 off your bill for taking a survey. You can do this every month. So if you get the lower rate of $14.95 plus a survey credit for $4.50, you do the math."

I called and was told the $14.95 was only to select members, but they did give me $17.95 if I committed to 6 months. So that and the survey is something saved, anyway. Be warned -- AOL has apparently outsourced customer service -- the gal barely spoke English and the connection was dreadful.

deadcarp    Posted 02-23-2004 at 13:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
aw gee no thanks - i'm with les on this one -you stick them freebie discs in your own puter if you like being bossed around by somebody - it took my puter guru 10 minutes to kill the weeds that thing sewed in there. plus they're too balanced for disc golf, won't fit my clay pigeon launcher and i even tried making whirlygigs outa them but the shiny stuff peels off in sunlight. at least they make good toolbox mirrors and the plastic cd boxes do a passable job of scraping the ice off windshields :)

Kat in NJ    Posted 02-23-2004 at 14:03:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...and if you take two of those discs and run a pencil through them, they make a great cheap drop-spindle for spinning!

I wasn't trying to sell anyone on the idea of switching to AOL -- just alert current users that the rates are changing, but you need to call -- they won't switch existing customers just because, and they probably won't notify you directly, either.

LesWV    Posted 02-23-2004 at 12:44:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"the gal barely spoke English and the connection was dreadful."

AOL packed up a few months ago and moved their operations to India.

I have never liked and would personally not use AOL if they paid me $14.95 a month.

"America Online:
A recent company job posting seeks a product manager in Dulles, Va., to lead global software development in the United States; Dublin, Ireland; and a new office in Bangalore, India. This comes on the heels of AOL laying off 450 software developers in California. AOL denies a link between the two events."

I will just keep my Made In The America money here with my local service that just charges $11.95 a month for dial up service.

i said that    Posted 02-23-2004 at 11:03:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
a couple of weeks ago Guess no one took me seriously.I was not even nice about it, told them it made me d##n mad that I had to get it second hand instead of them contacting me. I did get someone who was in Albuquere NM, and he was a very clear rep. So, Cindi and Kelly, it is a fact

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