Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
You can call AOL at 1-888-265-8008 and ask them to lock in the $21.95 unlimited rate for one year. No strings, no Tricks, This is only for AOL members who have had their accounts for
I personally called AOL on 7-7-01 and they locked me in at the $21.95 rate for one year.
As most of you may know, AOL announced On
Just tell the person that answers your call, that you would like the $21.95 price freeze.
They will ask you to verify your billing, name, address and phone number. You may, get a Quality Service questionnaire in your email. It is just a survey to see how the operator handled your phone call. You do not have to reply or answer it.
Origins: AOL announced in May 2001 that beginning with the July billing cycle, the price charged their subscribers for unlimited access would increase from $21.95 per month to $23.90 per month.
Strange as it may sound, this method apparently works (for now, at least). I called AOL on
I couldn't actually complete the transaction because I don't have an AOL account, but this stealth promotion appears to be legitimate. No telling how long it will last, however.
Last updated: 30 October 2007