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Hi folks, not sure if I've posted this in the right place, it's my first time, so if not I'm sure someone will point me in the right direction :-)

Anyways! I've been on AOL broadband for a couple of years, and my son recently acquired a laptop, so we needed to go wireless. I'd looked at various ADSL routers, but didn't really want to spend £50 to buy one, so thought I'd be cheeky and see if I could get a free one off AOL seeing as I'd been with them for a while and they were giving wireless router free to NEW broadband subscribers.

I went into live help and asked If I could have a free wireless router as an existing broadband subscriber, and they said yes :-), providing I agreed to stay with them for a further 12 months, which was fine with me as I'd no intention of changing provider anyway.

If you don't ask....you don't get!

Lots of folk seem to have gotten their Broadband down to £14.99 with free router, or £9.99 if they don't want the router once they have got in touch with aol requesting a deal....fantastic!!!
- MrGrumpyman
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#1
I'm being charged £17.99 for Broadband Silver, and noticed AOL now offer it for £14.99 for new customers.

Was planning to ring up and see what they could do - have been with AOL for what must be 4/5 years now.

Now you've posted this, you've given me some inspiration! lol.
#2
Its AO HELL
banned#3
You should be able to get AOL down to £9.99, if you don't need the wireless router.
#4
Welcome to HUKD MrGrumpyman :)
Thanks for your first post :thumbsup:
#5
LongDongDave
You should be able to get AOL down to £9.99, if you don't need the wireless router.


yep, i did... and for all those that hate AOL, I have found them 100% (literally) reliable, and cheap (for u/limited) 1Mb...
suspended#6
highguyuk
I'm being charged £17.99 for Broadband Silver, and noticed AOL now offer it for £14.99 for new customers.

Was planning to ring up and see what they could do - have been with AOL for what must be 4/5 years now.

Now you've posted this, you've given me some inspiration! lol.



You can get the Silver package for £9.99, tell them that there are other providers like Orange and Sky offering it for free and negotiate your price down.
Good Luck!
banned#7
dt_matthews
yep, i did... and for all those that hate AOL, I have found them 100% (literally) reliable, and cheap (for u/limited) 1Mb...


I was on their dial-up years ago, and on their BB for the last 5/6 years and never had a problem. Don't even need to use their software or see their "Welcome" screen.
#8
highguyuk
I'm being charged £17.99 for Broadband Silver, and noticed AOL now offer it for £14.99 for new customers.

Was planning to ring up and see what they could do - have been with AOL for what must be 4/5 years now.

Now you've posted this, you've given me some inspiration! lol.


Hi Guy :-) Maybe you could combine the 2 things when you ring them, maybe you can get the free router and a reduction to £14.99??
#9
We pay £9.99 for the silver package also. Had an email from them saying as from Feb 07 Carphone Warehouse will be taking over their domestic services.

If you are unhappy with AOL their terms and conditions will be changing due to this so you could use this as a way of getting out of your contract.
#10
Appmacguy
We pay £9.99 for the silver package also. Had an email from them saying as from Feb 07 Carphone Warehouse will be taking over their domestic services.

If you are unhappy with AOL their terms and conditions will be changing due to this so you could use this as a way of getting out of your contract.

Hmmm!, wonder why I've not had an email saying the same?? I've no intention of changing at the mo, they've suited me fine for the last decade almost, dial up and broadband...and it's all my kids have ever known.
#11
Appmacguy
We pay £9.99 for the silver package also. Had an email from them saying as from Feb 07 Carphone Warehouse will be taking over their domestic services.

If you are unhappy with AOL their terms and conditions will be changing due to this so you could use this as a way of getting out of your contract.


Are you paying £9.99 with AOL or another provider? I am currently paying £17.99 and have been with them for about 8 years. I just moved last year so had to sign a new 12mth agreement which runs out in march. We will certainly be trying to reduce this amount
#12
thanks, I just got AOL Silver dropped in price from £17.99 to £9.99 per month, although, I did sign up for a new 12 month contract. AOL would only give the free router with the £14.99 per month contract. Splendid - mon the people!!!
#13
Simple.

I rang 0117 9191100

Asked what deals there were, I am an existing AOL customer. Offered me £14.99 with wireless router.

Asked what price it could be done for without wireless. Offered me £12.99.

Then I asked if that was the cheapest it could be done for. She said everyone varies, and checked my account. Been a member since 2001 - and offered me £9.99 (and no wireless router)

Fantastic.

Thanks so much to the OP!
#14
windhoek
thanks, I just got AOL Silver dropped in price from £17.99 to £9.99 per month, although, I did sign up for a new 12 month contract. AOL would only give the free router with the £14.99 per month contract. Splendid - mon the people!!!


Fantastic!
#15
highguyuk
Simple.

I rang 0117 9191100

Asked what deals there were, I am an existing AOL customer. Offered me £14.99 with wireless router.

Asked what price it could be done for without wireless. Offered me £12.99.

Then I asked if that was the cheapest it could be done for. She said everyone varies, and checked my account. Been a member since 2001 - and offered me £9.99 (and no wireless router)

Fantastic.

Thanks so much to the OP!


Brilliant!
#16
well done everyone - I've just changed to Virgin.net from Tiscali - however have since found out that Newnet do some really good deals - if you use a lot of bandwidth - I think you may have to pay a full year in advance though!
1 Like #17
Fabulous, I have just got my BB reduced to £14.99 as well and the router.

This post is so well timed as I have literally just ordered a laptop from Dell a few hours ago and was looking for a router.. You can't beat getting a free one I reckon.

Off to leave you some rep now OP.
#18
Just been on to AOL - 0800 200 6244. Have been offered £5.00 off per month plus a free wireless router. You need to agree to a new 12 month contract ( I have found AOL fine so there are no worries there).
#19
I am on the waiting list for Sky Broadband.

Not sure whether to stay with AOL or not. I have nothing but problems with their poor excuse of a browser. Really want to leave but am now tempted to stay if I can get a free wireless router and reduse my bill. :(
#20
Give it a shot, you have nothing to lose by asking...
#21
Madwelshmam
Fabulous, I have just got my BB reduced to £14.99 as well and the router.

This post is so well timed as I have literally just ordered a laptop from Dell a few hours ago and was looking for a router.. You can't beat getting a free one I reckon.

Off to leave you some rep now OP.


Most kind sir :thumbsup:
#22
MrGrumpyman
Most kind sir :thumbsup:


roflol... no problem it was a good spot, but its Mam not Man at the end.. I'm def a lady.. :giggle:
#23
Madwelshmam
roflol... no problem it was a good spot, but its Mam not Man at the end.. I'm def a lady.. :giggle:


Oh yeah!!!, lol, sorry.......anyone got a good deal for SpecSavers??, I think I need an eye test:oops:
#24
Madwelshmam
Fabulous, I have just got my BB reduced to £14.99 as well and the router.

This post is so well timed as I have literally just ordered a laptop from Dell a few hours ago and was looking for a router.. You can't beat getting a free one I reckon.

Off to leave you some rep now OP.


Errr!, what's OP mean??
#25
MrGrumpyman
Errr!, what's OP mean??


OP = Original Post. :)
#26
matkavs
I am on the waiting list for Sky Broadband.

Not sure whether to stay with AOL or not. I have nothing but problems with their poor excuse of a browser. Really want to leave but am now tempted to stay if I can get a free wireless router and reduse my bill. :(


When you go to a wireless router you dont need to use their software you can use internet explorer. Also as well as that AOL does its own outlook style mailbox software called communicator which i use.

So basically;

1. You can use internet explorer
2. You dont have to install the AOL software
3. You can keep mail locally and use it like outlook.


Here's a link for all :)

http://info.aol.co.uk/downloads/communicator.adp
#27
highguyuk
OP = Original Post. :)


Ahhhh!! I see, thank you :thumbsup:
#28
MrGrumpyman
Errr!, what's OP mean??


Or original poster, which is what I always thought..

MrGrumpyman
Oh yeah!!!, lol, sorry.......anyone got a good deal for SpecSavers??, I think I need an eye test:oops:


No worries, it was a good laugh. I'm still overjoyed with my free router, now I wonder which will arrive first my Laptop or my router..
#29
Madwelshmam
Or original poster, which is what I always thought..



No worries, it was a good laugh. I'm still overjoyed with my free router, now I wonder which will arrive first my Laptop or my router..


My router took about a week to arrive, and it's a piece of cake to set up......I let the kids do it :giggle: , and once it's up and running you don't have to sign in via AOL anymore if you don't want to as Internet Explorer can be accessed from your desktop 24/7. It's very much like being on cable broadband for that.......I assume because the wireless router plugs into the ethernet port not USB??.........okay, getting too technical for me now!!!

Enjoy:-D
#30
I got a silver package last Oct with £9.99 and free router and also £40 pounds from quidco.
#31
Hi i'm on Gold BB so will they offer some money off that if i call.Been with them since 1998 so i'm a loyal customer and aren't going anywhere so another 12 month contract is fine.Has anyone tried yet with their gold package which is £24.99 a month?

Thanks
#32
Dalkirst
Hi i'm on Gold BB so will they offer some money off that if i call.Been with them since 1998 so i'm a loyal customer and aren't going anywhere so another 12 month contract is fine.Has anyone tried yet with their gold package which is £24.99 a month?

Thanks


Try it and let us know!!!
#33
Dalkirst
Hi i'm on Gold BB so will they offer some money off that if i call.Been with them since 1998 so i'm a loyal customer and aren't going anywhere so another 12 month contract is fine.Has anyone tried yet with their gold package which is £24.99 a month?

Thanks



i did it last night via the live help i got the gold package down to £19.99 and a free router, i didn't have to sign a further 12 month contract either :thumbsup:
#34
I did try and got the following.They put it down to £19.99 a month plus as i have been with them since 1998 she said she will give me a month free.I have had to sign up for another 12 months but as i said i wasn't leaving them anyway.I did ask for a routeraswell though i don't need one as i haven't got a laptop or 2nd PC just to have one;) but she said she can't.

It was alot of hassle though i think they must have been in India and i got put through to 3 departments and thefirst geezer couldn't understand me..lol

Thanks to the OP:)

She did say at first that as i get it through a NTL line i couldn't have anything but went away to speak to her supervisor(not sure if she did or not and i never asked her to) came back with that offer.
#35
sleek
i did it last night via the live help i got the gold package down to £19.99 and a free router, i didn't have to sign a further 12 month contract either :thumbsup:


Cool and groovy :thumbsup: well done!
#36
Dalkirst
I did try and got the following.They put it down to £19.99 a month plus as i have been with them since 1998 she said she will give me a month free.I have had to sign up for another 12 months but as i said i wasn't leaving them anyway.I did ask for a routeraswell though i don't need one as i haven't got a laptop or 2nd PC just to have one;) but she said she can't.

It was alot of hassle though i think they must have been in India and i got put through to 3 departments and thefirst geezer couldn't understand me..lol

Thanks to the OP:)

She did say at first that as i get it through a NTL line i couldn't have anything but went away to speak to her supervisor(not sure if she did or not and i never asked her to) came back with that offer.


Well done,:thumbsup: a fiver off is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick isn't it, lol. I think their call centre is in India, but I've always found them pretty friendly and helpful. When i asked for my router I did it through live help ( you have to do it via your master screen-name )... so just had to type at them and await their reply ... which was totally hassle free.
#37
If anyone doesn't need their wireless router I'd be happy to take it off your hands!! I need wireless for my DS/PSP/Wii.....

:)
#38
nrps1
If anyone doesn't need their wireless router I'd be happy to take it off your hands!! I need wireless for my DS/PSP/Wii.....

:)


LOL!, another fine example of " if you don't ask....you don't get". Hope you get sorted :thumbsup:
#39
Thats a great deal, does anyone know if aol wireless router can be used with other Isps, I am considering either getting the free 1 or buying my own so I can move as I please, but if the free 1 can be used as I please after a year that would save me money.
#40
usually routers can be used for any isp however this is a AOL branded router and as such maybe software locked to AOL ISP. The router that AOL provide are Netgear router and the software on them can be change so I am guessing there is a way to alter the router so it can be reverted back to the default Netgear software.

Does any one know what model AOL are currently offering?

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