Re: RE: Why Is Eric Schmidt Stepping Down at Google With Schmidt filing yesterday to start selling off some of his GOOG shares (even if it's a small portion), things begin to get interesting. It'll be interesting to see if he has any more filings in the relatively near future. If so, it could signal is lack of confidence in Page as the new CEO.
Glen Carbon, IL
AOL's "Dirty Little Secret" Doesn't AOL have a BYOB (Bring your own broadband) option that costs less? It would be useful for anyone who wants to access AOL specific content, for whatever reason (though I can't imagine what that reason would be).
Re: AOL's "Dirty Little Secret" They have a BYOB that costs zero. There is no reason to pay AOL unless you are still on dialup and they are your isp.
Glen Carbon, IL
Re: AOL's "Dirty Little Secret"
said by Zoder: They gave up the pay-for-access walled-garden concept they once had? For a long time they used to have content that was AOL specific, and could only be accessed via their proprietary AOL software (remember those floppy disks and CDs?). So when did that change?
They have a BYOB that costs zero. There is no reason to pay AOL unless you are still on dialup and they are your isp.
I thought there was still some specific special content that was subscriber only. I also think I remember a BYOB option that did cost extra money and AOL was basically a pay-site.
I remember back when those CDs were everywhere. I bet sundries manufacturers saw their drink coaster sales drop during that time.
Re: AOL's "Dirty Little Secret" Chat groups through the application are not the same as what's available through a regular browser to aol.com
Also, even if you do have BYOB, if you do use the application and you have a question about its use, there is no one you can call about it. Some folks may pay the fee to maintain the phone support.
My friend Raymond is 90, and knows how to use the AOL application. At least I took him off the dial-up subscription plan. He now gets internet from my FiOS connection, through a focused beamed wireless connection across 300 feet of mostly open field.
I've been trying to get him off a slow Windows/Celeron platform, but he's really not ready for Ubuntu. Yet.
I have a lot of respect for him just being on the computer. It ain't easy when you're 90.
said by brianiscool:Why would they do such a thing?
They should at least let the customer know they have not used their dial-up server for x amount of months. They are just milking the remaining customer's which is really sad.
| || I always wonder when I see someone with a "@aol.com" email addres. Are they still on dialup? Are they paying both Verizon (or whoever) and AOL of internet? If so, are they just doing it so they can keep the "@aol.com" email address? Is it just one of those free (??) aol email addresses? In any case, I just chuckle to myself. Is there a series of assumptions that have been said when it comes to certain mail system (@isp.com, @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, etc.)?|
I'm not sure what is sadder: AOL 'milking' dumb customers of money or dumb customers not realizing they can dump AOL to save money.
Re: AOL What is next to come? A partnership with a 3G provider and offer dial - up back up through that?
Canyon Country, CA
Western Electric Phones Did Not Wear Out They were literally built like tanks.
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Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: Motorola rolling out iPad competitor on Verizon competition is always a good thing. It appears to have good stats and well from my experience with Verizon here in the Delaware Valley its on a good network.
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