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#1 Posted on 18.12.05 1132.23
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They used to be a HUGE provider, but their significance has dwindled to an instant messager. I got AOL when it was at 2.0. So does anyone still use it?
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#2 Posted on 18.12.05 1148.46
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I stopped actively using AOL in 2001, but I didnt get around to canceling it until last year. During the time I was paying for it but not actually using it, I would keep checking my AOL inbox just in case someone was still sending me stuff there. When I finally decided to pull the plug, it took me 20 minutes to cancel my AOL.

I'm still all over their IM service, though.
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#3 Posted on 18.12.05 1152.38
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I use the IM service, but I've only used it as an ISP once. Worst three weeks of my Internet life.
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#4 Posted on 18.12.05 1252.04
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I sometimes use AIM, but have always preferred Yahoo's Messenger instead. Only used AOL when my parents had it...for maybe 2 weeks. The best provider I've ever had is the one I have now...Verizon DSL, which just upgraded their service for Yahoo central people, by offering a lot of Yahoo's premium services as a part of the package.
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#5 Posted on 18.12.05 1402.39
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I use AO HELL. I hate, despise it, wish it to burn in hell. But have been too lazy to get another ISP.
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#6 Posted on 19.12.05 0100.10
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I'm still on AOL since 2000, but I soon plan on getting that Verizon DSL deal that they have been offering lately.
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#7 Posted on 19.12.05 0108.38
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I tried AOL out, and I was glad, because I don't think I would pay for such spotty connections and terrible software.

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#8 Posted on 22.12.05 1133.58
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We still have AOL. I can't convince the Mrs. to dump it.
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#9 Posted on 5.2.06 1525.02
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Traveling purposes only...I've actually paid for four months of it now and am going to cancel it if I remember this month.
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#10 Posted on 8.2.06 0211.20
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I still use AOL, and despite being massively unhappy with it, I also think that the current version (I am using 9.0) has made quite some improvements, plus I use AOL since 1996 and I guess it just grew on me to the point of getting used to it and not wanting to change anymore.
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#11 Posted on 8.2.06 0257.36
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I use AIM.

I know one person in the world who uses AOL (dial up) and his Internet access endowment is the subject of much mockery.
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#12 Posted on 8.2.06 0417.04
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My Mother still uses AOL and cause she has I use the mail section. Sometimes I will use IM but thats it. At my home I have Verizon DSL.

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#13 Posted on 8.2.06 0639.59
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I've only ever used AOL as a temp service until we could get a "real" ISP, though I use AIM practically every day.
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#14 Posted on 8.2.06 0807.44
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What are other people's AIM habits like? I'm pretty much permanently signed on, only logging off when my internet or power go down. Really, I check my AIM messages before I check my voicemail whenever I get home.

AIM is pretty much a third phone for me (landline, cellphone...).
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#15 Posted on 8.2.06 1542.16
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As I don't own my own computer, whenever I want to use AIM I just go to the school's library and use meebo.com because I hate AIM Express.
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#16 Posted on 8.2.06 1651.09
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Only AIM but I didn't download it I have the Express version.

For those that have several different IM programs, try Trillion. You can have 4 different companies IMs on there.
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