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Any Advice On Moving From Aol Dial Up To Broadband Please

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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ehlittleoneehlittleone Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
I just wondered if anyone could give me some advice on what is the best/cheapest broadband to switch to. I've currently got AOL dial-up. I've got a bid confused reading some of the threads because they got a bit too technical for me. Also if I change to another provider will I have to lose my AOL email account?

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  • ACIDACID Forumite
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    Well There Is Aol Bb At Speeds Of 512k For Price Of Just 17.99

    I Think Yu Are Paying 15.99 At The Mo
    Thisis 10x Your Curretn Speed

    Do You Use Th Aol Browser? If So Type In Keyword Live Help

    And They Will Help You
    Its Better Than The Help On The Phone!
  • Hi, I have been with AOL for years always been happy with service etc. Now on BB and still happy. If you are thinking of changing ISP, take into account, download limits, log on time limits. AOL do not have limits on either of these two items.

    AOL are currently upgrading, so even better value. ( I have nothing to do with AOL honest just a happy user). So for eg I am on AOL Gold and soon to be upgraded to 1MB for 24.99. Up to you!! Currently I have 512k speed with two kids on wireless laptops, + pc, 3 of us on together there is no loss of speed and speed anyway is very good, so looking forward to the 1MB!!

    As for email address/account, unless you try to buy your address (not sure if that is poss with AOL, perhaps someone else can give an answer to that one) I think you will lose your AOL address.

    Hope that helps.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • robnyerobnye Forumite
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    Davidboy wrote:
    Hi, I have been with AOL for years always been happy with service etc. Now on BB and still happy. If you are thinking of changing ISP, take into account, download limits, log on time limits. AOL do not have limits on either of these two items.

    AOL are currently upgrading, so even better value. ( I have nothing to do with AOL honest just a happy user). So for eg I am on AOL Gold and soon to be upgraded to 1MB for 24.99. Up to you!! Currently I have 512k speed with two kids on wireless laptops, + pc, 3 of us on together there is no loss of speed and speed anyway is very good, so looking forward to the 1MB!!

    As for email address/account, unless you try to buy your address (not sure if that is poss with AOL, perhaps someone else can give an answer to that one) I think you will lose your AOL address.

    Hope that helps.

    what wireless router are you using.....?

    are you on adsl.....ie non cable phone line (not ntl or telewest)
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • If your happy with AOL dial-up I would recommend staying with them on BB. I don't think you'll be able to use your e-mail account if you change.
  • mike_patersonmike_paterson Forumite
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    If you like AOL, then stay with them.
    I'd recommend going for an email account that is totally separate from AOL just so you can change service providers easily in the future. I have done this and have a google gmail account that I can access via the web, or via my email programme(Outlook). If you want an invite to join then pm me and I'll set one up. (in true MSE spirit GMAIL is free !

    I personally tried AOL, and it wasn't for me as I prefer a standard browser etc. I signed up with https://www.e7even.com who have been really good. They sometimes do great deals so look out for them.

    You can see more isp reviews etc at various sites including http://www.net4nowt.com
    https://www.adslguide.org.uk
    https://www.dslzoneuk.net/
    http://www.ispreview.co.uk/
    http://www.the-scream.co.uk/
    To infinity and beyond!
  • Robnye - I am using a Thompson Speedtouch 570 router, and Thompson Speedtouch 110 laptop pc cards. Been using them for 6 months now with no problems.

    I am with BT, cos I live in a small village in the Cottswolds, and will never get cable etc.

    Davidboy
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • Robnye - I am using a Thompson Speedtouch 570 router, and Thompson Speedtouch 110 laptop pc cards. Been using them for 6 months now with no problems.

    I am with BT, cos I live in a small village in the Cottswolds, and will never get cable etc. cos it's too far for anyone to bother with.

    Davidboy
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • ACIDACID Forumite
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    ^heard you the first time mate, lol
  • If you leave AOL, your email account will still be "live" after you leave. But as AOL have your card number they can always draw money on that account even if you get a new card. So, although you would be able to access your email account with your new provider via the AOL website using your screen name and password, as soon as you look in there to see if you have any mail, a months charge will be debitted against your account. Believe me, it happened to me.
    If I were you, as you seem happy with AOL I would just ask them to transfer you to one of their broadband accounts as mike patterson advises above.

    P.S. If you are using AOL Instant Messenger too then you wont be able to use your screen name on there either. You'll have to set up a new account.
  • At the moment AOL have got BB Silver for £17-99 a month with free connection and free modem.,with no download restrictions and free helplines.
    Seems a pretty good deal to me for anyone wanting BB.
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