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Questions about AOL DSL

by CardsFan29 / September 24, 2007 2:34 AM PDT

Hello,

I have dial-up (AOL) and after being tortured long enough with slow internet speeds, I want to get DSL. I'm considering getting AOL DSL. Could I contact AOL directly and get DSL service from them or would I have to go to another company (AT&T for example) and get service from them, while downloading the AOL software separately? If it is a separate download, would I have to pay AOL a monthly charge on top of what I would pay to get DSL in the first place?

If I were to sever my ties with the AOL service, would I at the very least be able to keep my aol e-mail address and associated address book?

Thanks for your help

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Think about this. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 24, 2007 11:09 AM PDT

Who supplies the cable and wire to your home?

Who supplies the central office connection?

Who supplies the DSLAM (the connection between you and the Internet)?

Answer = AT&T

AOL and ALL the other providers use the local phone company for their connection. They rent their facilities from AT&T and charge you. My answer, use your local phone company, AT&T.

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I did a little research
by CardsFan29 / September 25, 2007 12:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Think about this. . .

I found that AOL doesn't directly have their own DSL service per say. What they have for DSL is more like a companion service. For $9.95 per month (on top of your DSL bill) you get some features from them. Luckily you just need to fill out a form to switch your AOL account from a paying account to a free account which was a big concern of mine.

I'll be making the switch to AT&T DSL in the near future. Probably the Pro level. Happy

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