Do you use anything AOL ??

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Feb 16, 2013.

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Do you use anything AOL?

  1. Yes

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    11.5%
  2. No

    69 vote(s)
    88.5%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Recent reports are that AOL dialup services are still a profit maker for the one-time online king. But the company offers more than just their dial-up service, such as free offerings of AOL email, music, a homepage & their instant messenger. Do you use any AOL service? If so, please state which and also include if you are using the AOL dialup service.

    http://www.splatf.com/2013/02/aol-charts-4q12/
     
  2. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I use AOL email and it's actually pretty good. I don't use their messenger because I can't get it to install on my Windows 7 desktop. Otherwise I'd probably be using it too. Their homepage is too entertainment oriented for me to take seriously enough to consider using. I'm on cable internet.
     
  3. Wild Hunter

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    Nothing at all.
     
  4. Noob

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    Nope, AOL used to be widely used in the USA but i-m not from there so . . . :D
     
  5. Page42

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    Last time I used AOL was in 1995.
     
  6. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    Oh I go to aol.com sometimes to test ad blockers.
     
  7. DrBenGolfing

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    Remember that AOL browser? And, a tour of your registry would show AOL files in almost every folder. Ah, a nostalgia trip.
     
  8. LoneWolf

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    Ahhh AOL, that brings back memories........and nightmares.
    No AOL, not anymore.
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    Hell No,The last time I used AOL was the dial up days.Getting rid of the service and software was like a bad divorce, once it was over there was some piece and sanity restored.:p
     
  10. SouthPark

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    I still use AIM for those few friends of mine who prefer it, but nothing else from AOL.
     
  11. luciddream

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    Actually, after clicking "no" I noticed the word "anything", and realized it was a false response. I do indeed use an AIM name to sign onto Pidgin Messenger with. I use it because I've had it forever... since the AOL 4.0 days, and it's the identity everyone knows me by.

    I did use AIM mail before, and agree with another poster that it's a decent webmail service actually.

    But the last time I used actual AOL was version 5.0

    Awesome poll! LOL
     
  12. Mman79

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    I still have a few drink coasters..I mean, AOL CDs around here someplace. I last used AIM maybe 3 years ago? I think, anyway, I haven't done any sort of business with or used anything from AOL in a long time now.
     
  13. Dark Shadow

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    Here is a walk down memory lane.:Dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFBLiHpkcOk
     
  14. marc57

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    Nope, Never did.
     
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    You have gone before me :D
     
  16. Daveski17

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    AOL Mail is OK.
     
  17. twl845

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    I used it in the late 1990's when it was King. I fondly remember the four hour AOL updates on my dial up modem, where half way through the download I would loose my connection and have to start over. :cool:
     
  18. jadinolf

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    '96 for me.
     
  19. roger_m

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    I did use Active Virus Shield until it was discontinued.
     
  20. chrisretusn

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    Never signed up with AOL. I was forced in to it more or less.

    I have former Netscape email, messenger accounts that eventually got migrated over to AIM (AOL).
     
  21. SouthPark

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    I originally got CompuServe from an in-store offer with my first computer but stayed with it after the AOL buyout because there were no other alternatives where I was at the time. The only good thing about AOL/CS was that almost every small town had a local dial-up number so it didn't rack up long-distance fees.
     
  22. bigc73542

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    AOL mail for junk
     
  23. SweX

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    I think it's good that these 2.8 million have access to the internet even if it's through dial-up technology. Personally I have never used dial-up. :)

    The first Internet access service we were offered by our ISP was 512kb adsl connection. So the speed and uptime was really good around that time......way back in 1998 :thumb:

    And NO I don't use any of the services that AOL offer :)
     
  24. Noob

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    512KBPS ADSL IN 1998? :eek:
    How much did you pay for that?
     
  25. luciddream

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    No kidding... you were a PIMP circa 1998 with that!

    I remember using some AOL Antispyware app too, now that I see another poster mention Active Shield. It may have even just been called AOL Antispyware, lol, can't remember.

    That was back when I only knew about Nortons and McAfee, and used the latter... running on 98SE with like 64 MB of RAM, a 4.3 GB HD and 500 mhz CPU. ahh... those were the days!
     
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