Brett (skinnywhiteboy) wrote,

Reasons why not to get AOL

If you have AOL, please get rid of it. They really suck, and you can get much better service for cheaper prices. I have an AOL CD with me, and here are "The Top Ten Reasons to join AOL Optimized 9.0"
Anyone who knows anything about computers knows what kinda crap this is:

10. "NOW! E-mail Virus Protection included." - Geez, hotmail and yahoo, two free webmail services, had this for years now. It's about time you caught up aol!

9. "Fight popups! New tools now help block more pop-ups!" - Haha, 'new' tools. Hey, all you need to do is download Firefox (a much better browser than internet explorer) and that comes with a pop up blocker. Also, if you need IE, just download the google toolbar, and that comes with a pop up blocker.

8. "Free customer support 24/7" - Like all ISPs

7. "Customized email and messaging" - Whopadee shit. Hotmail is pretty customizable.

6. "Tools to fight spam e-mails. Over 500 billion blocked!" - Every email service has this! All my spam in hotmail gets put into a junk mail folder and its deleted automatically.

5. "Radio AOL and AOL Music - Ultimate Online Music" - Just download Windows Media Player and you have radio stations. Hell, shoutcast on winamp has radio stations. Once again, these are free services.

4. "Firewall protection included for High-Speed users" - Windows comes with a firewall. Plus, there are free firewalls you can get. Do you see a pattern here?

3. "Now more reliable connections anywhere" - You mean there weren't reliable connections?

2. Surf up to 5X faster with AOL TOP SPEED TECHNOLOGY - Just get Netzero same kinda thing, much cheaper.

1. 1099 Hours Free! - BLAH!

So, everything AOL offers you can for free somewhere else. Just get earthlink, it's the same price for much much better service.
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haha!! i totally agree with EVERYTHING. Firefox is pretty awesome.
Yeah, firefox is the shit. So much better than IE.

yeah it's alot better. my favorite part is the bookmarks toolbar. it's very handy and it's all free. that rocks.
i have aol only cuz its so much easier to keep it than to switch my email addy. i've had the same one for years, everything i've subscribed to uses the same email addy.
yes, aol is shit. i totally agree. the only thing i use it for is mail. i'm having problems with my aol software (browser doesnt work) and their 24/7 technical support cant seem to figure out whats wrong.
and i hate it when i call and get a customer support center in another country. i want to talk to an american who can understand me and what my problem is.
People use it probably because it has "America" in the name. The people I know of that use it because they want to be all patriotic and support the good ol' USA or some shit.

I will love Firefox, always and forever. Same goes for gmail.
Yeah Firefox is awesome, I don't have gmail.
Aw, poor Brett. I have an invite if you would like to try it out!
hell yeah i would!