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Submitted by Vyralize 424d ago | news

AOL still rakes in $500 million from dial up subscriptions

Vyralize: AOL still manages to bring in $500 million from its dial-up subscription business by offering its users a great deal for their buck. (AOL, Industry, Services, Web)

Vyralize  +   424d ago
Woah! I could use some of that money for a vacation to Bora Bora. Too bad they suck at everything. Maybe they could invest it in some new starts ups or something. Never know where the next great idea might be!
mcroddi  +   424d ago
This is mental - unbelievable that they are still making money off of dial up.
gamernova  +   424d ago
Dang!!! That is crazy!!! That is worse than using a phone that is not touch screen lol
mushroomwig  +   424d ago
There's nothing wrong with using a phone that isn't touch-screen, that's a personal preference.
gamernova  +   424d ago
I never said there was something wrong with it. I am simply speaking about the age of the interface. Obviously dial up may also be a preference because of low price. I was simply relating the aging interfaces together. Although I can see why you would consider it an attack by my use of the term "worse". I mean worse as in outdated but some people prefer the old over the new.
2pacalypsenow  +   424d ago
Not really touch screen phone didn't become the norm till about 2008-2009 dial-up has been phased out since about 2003-2004
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kingPoS  +   424d ago
I don't regret having to launch a program for internet accesses. Being forced to use the aol browser was the worst injustice of them all.

It's unfortunate that some folk don't have at least DSL available to them.
Software_Lover  +   424d ago
Ahhhh, AOL. The first social networking site. I remember the long nights on Aol chat, lol.
bigrob904  +   423d ago
i remember i use to go to the lesbian chatrooms and they love to trade pics. now whats funny is i obviously had a guy name for my account but i guess because this was a lesbian chatroom they just paid it no mind. i would have them send me their pics and i would just get off. they would be like "ok now send me yours." funny thing is i was like 11 at the most maybe 10. those were the days of fooling people much older than myself. i'm so proud of me.
megamanX2  +   424d ago
why??
azshorty2003  +   424d ago
Because believe it or not, there are still places in the country that dont have good high speed internet. $500 mil, is a crazy amount though. I didn't think THAT many people used dial up.
YoungKingDoran  +   424d ago
god damn...
imagine going back to 10kbs a second... off peak
silvacrest  +   424d ago
if AOL or dial up is all you get in your area, its time to consider moving

im sure some may think that is drastic just for internet speed but dial up in 2013 is laughable

even some third world countries have fiber connections
f789790  +   424d ago
I do hope AOL dies.

I've hated them ever since I caught them blocking google.com at my grandparents house. Completely unethical.
Racer-X  +   424d ago
Guess who powers AOL Search now? ;) Google.
momthemeatloaf  +   423d ago
Lol I know someone who still uses dial up and as crazy as it sounds, it's not as slow compared to cable or whatever else you use today. And it only costs a few dollars a month to use.

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