Those free AOL disks

Discussion in 'Technology' started by tcmahoney, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    I'm very, very, very tempted to grab one because I'm moving, my cable internet access has ended, and I'm not sure when I'll get it in my new place. So, should I grab one of those disks and get my free 1045 hours as an alternative to spending my too-scarce cash at Kinko's?

    The guy at Kinko's said that he heard of customers having trouble uninstalling it ... but he does have his bias.

    So. What's the verdict?
  2. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    If you have the patience to deal with customer service and are sure to cancel before they start charging your CC, it's fine and dandy. I am a little biased, since I usually carry around a spare disk and login in on my dad's account if I'm stuck without my normal dialup. The only problem I've ever had with uninstalling AOL is with the AOL IE window. But that's a minor thing that clean sweep can take care of.
  3. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    I like the tin packaging they're using now. Handy for giving a burned CD-R to someone or storing stuff like photographs and postcards. Best AOL mailers yet!
  4. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    I get two of those a week. Let me know if you want them, my trashcan is full.

    To me, AOL is like disney. They are great at taking money from people who don't know better, other than that they suck.

    Personally, I wouldn't use them. I've had some problems hitting AOL messenger and the next thing I know Netscape is trying to set itself up for default file associations. Funk dat.
  5. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    I use them as coasters with great success!
  6. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Forget AOL. I went ahead and sprung for cable internet here.

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