8 MBps broadband with AOL £9.99 per month
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8 MBps broadband with AOL £9.99 per month

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Found 6th Jun 2007
1st post so please be nice.

I contacted AOL to cancel my slow 2MBps broadband at £15.99 per month when they pointed out that due to the area I live in(Manchester) they could offer me 8MBps broadband with free weekend and evening calls for only £9.99 per month. On there web site the Platinum 8MBps currently goes for £29.99 per month.

There is an 18 month tie in with a 7 day cooling off period.

I couldn't tell you much more other than I used my own Router.

I hope this helps someone!

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what is the monthly download limit?

Whats the monthly bandwidth allowance though ??

unlimited use
No restrictions
I have got mine ordered 3 days ago same deal!!

Seems like its "fair use policy". If you are already with AOL this seems like a good pointer, wouldn't chnage to AOL though.
This is a useful first post.

Dhan

unlimited useNo restrictionsI have got mine ordered 3 days ago same deal!!


I do 100GBs a month and now I have been capped :x

to what ?

Anyone know if AOL permit use their SMTP server to send email from non-AOL email addresses with Outlook / Outlook Express / Thunderbird, etc?
I know receiving non-AOL email will be fine - just concerned about outgoing mail. Thanks in advance.

I also got the £9.99 for 8mb deal myself last month.
I bought a wireless router off them for £25.
They said I'd get free weekend calls but I've noticed they've charged
me the subscription fee, so I'll chase them up aout that.
I have in writing via an email that its a 12 month contract.

I too, have been hit with the fair use policy.
My speed is reduced to 0.5mb, 6 days a week during 6pm-10.30pm.
I got a letter in the post saying that I've downloaded to much and
to reduce it to under 60gb per month or else!

might say AOL but it is talktalk. carphone warehouse bought the rights to AOL here

tonyd19565

might say AOL but it is talktalk. carphone warehouse bought the rights to … might say AOL but it is talktalk. carphone warehouse bought the rights to AOL here



TalkTalk only allow 40gb a month :-(

lewiep

what is the monthly download limit?


AOL ADMITTED FAIR USAGE POLICY DOWNLOAD LIMIT IS 60GB A MONTH TO ME DURING ME ASKING FOR A MAC CODE. hope this helps...

AOL IS NOT UNLIMITED IN ANY WAY.

AOL is now owned by Carphone Warehouse

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Why would anyone buy AOL!!! LOL

Thats like me buying a Lada!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Lada_1200.jpg/300px-Lada_1200.jpg

mikeyp

Why would anyone buy AOL!!! LOLThats like me buying a Lada!



isnt that your moms car mike!? :whistling:

edi

AOL is now owned by Carphone Warehouse … AOL is now owned by Carphone Warehouse :)]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6039740.stm


No, the uk aol network was sold to carphone warehouse, aol is owned by time warner group.

Great post, just got my aol reduced to 9.99 from 19.99 a month, and it was so easy to do only took a quick phone call - many thanks!

FonZe

isnt that your moms car mike!? :whistling:



No but your momma's on the back seat!

18 months to sign up to "8 meg" doubt you will even see 1 meg at peaks times, but you pay for what you get,

/me hugs 20 meg Virgin line

mikeyp

No but your momma's on the back seat!



haha Touche ;-)

cheets

18 months to sign up to "8 meg" doubt you will even see 1 meg at peaks … 18 months to sign up to "8 meg" doubt you will even see 1 meg at peaks times, but you pay for what you get, /me hugs 20 meg Virgin line



How much do u pay?

mikeyp

Why would anyone buy AOL!!! LOLThats like me buying a Lada!



Someone just pinched the red skip outside of the house next door!

I saw this thread yesterday and decided to give them a call today.

a 15minute call to India got me sorted.


To have the offer you need to take out their phone package too which is free for the first year and can be canceled when you want. Its the same as BT Option 1 - according to the woman on the phone. Which is what we were on before anyway. So there's no change there really.

She said our max speed would be 5.5mbps which is a lot better than the 2mbps we are getting right now. That's ample for me - just gotta wait until next week now for the speed to go up.


Saved us a tenner a month!


BTW - we've been with AOL now since 1998 (says the woman on the phone) and never had a problem with it. Just incase you're wondering lol

Yup my friend is on aol and has recently received a letter about overuse. In the letter they say the download limit is 60gb a month. His last 3 months average exceeded 150gb a month.

I Did this package 2 months ago aswell. Just remembered and thought i'd see if anyone else has posted. Good job for posting. I also got the dreaded bandwidth letter. I'm gonna kerb my downloading now as you can't beat 9.99 per month for the same package i was paying 29.99 for. Sometime you gotta make sacrifices. I can't beleive all you ungrateful people have rated this deal as -11 degrees. This is a great deal as far as i can see. Beats anybody. My connection has always been stable for the 3 years i have been with them.

mikeyp

Why would anyone buy AOL!!! LOLThats like me buying a Lada!



But there reliable but slow

options

I also got the £9.99 for 8mb deal myself last month.I bought a wireless … I also got the £9.99 for 8mb deal myself last month.I bought a wireless router off them for £25.They said I'd get free weekend calls but I've noticed they've chargedme the subscription fee, so I'll chase them up aout that.I have in writing via an email that its a 12 month contract.I too, have been hit with the fair use policy. My speed is reduced to 0.5mb, 6 days a week during 6pm-10.30pm.I got a letter in the post saying that I've downloaded to much andto reduce it to under 60gb per month or else!



same happened to me, then i get another letter saying they're terminating my account, not bothered though as there service is garbage, just signed up for adsl24 8mb speed and 330gb download limit, all for £19.99:)

I always used to call this company

Any Other Line as thats what most be prefered apart from AOL

hehe

Why go for that when with Sky you could get 16meg for £10 a month add another fiver a month and you have unlimited calls all day every day (call up to 59 min the hang up then re dial)

So does this work if I get the FREE Laptop from Carphone Warehouse's website on AOL?
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