No you understand why AOL is criticized so much. They tried pulling that one on me but I beat them to the punch. AOL stands for Always Off Line. Do you still get the annoying phone calls from them?
My teen age daughter got a new computer and there was a free trial for AOL. She tried it. Then charges started acruing. We called and told them we were the parents and our daughter was not allowed to use their service. They continued to bill the account. Finally we had to close out bank account to get them to stop the charges. They would not listen to us or our daughter. I will NEVER use AOL for anything and tell everyone else the same. She never used it other than the one time she signed up. This went on for at least 9 months.