Setting AOL Free
August 3, 2006 4:56 AM
comment(s) - last by
"You've got mail -- for free"
Late yesterday Time Warner announced that AOL will offer its software, e-mail and just about anything else connected to the portal for free. New members will be able to sign up for the software completely gratis, and former members who have quit within the last two years may sign back up with AOL and retain their old e-mail address and handles.
AOL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Miller added “We’ll now be able to maintain and deepen our relationship with many more members who are likely to migrate to broadband. Providing them with their familiar AOL software and e-mail for free, over any broadband connection, will be critical to our future success. For members who’ve left us over the past two years, we’ve kept your e-mail address. When this effort is fully operational in early September, you’ll be able to come home again – for free."
The exact software that is going free is as follows:
AOL's software portal
AOL Instant Messenger
A local phone number with unlimited incoming calls
AOL social networking packages
During the Q2'06 investor call that
took place yesterday
, AOL representatives also claimed that the company would add several new features in "storage, personalized e-mail domains, video and search, as well as an update of its AOL software." The free incoming calls is actually just AOL's version of voice-over-IP, and several of the packages AOL is offering were already free -- such as the AOL Instant Messenger.
The majority of AOLs income will now come from advertising on the network. AOL claims the company already has more than 100 million unique visitors per month; in June of last year Nielson/NetRatings published that AOL was still the fifth most visited portal on the internet with about 74.4 million unique users per month.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
What is changing on my end...?
8/3/2006 10:10:23 AM
Nothing, I will still microwave their cd's.
RE: What is changing on my end...?
8/3/2006 12:23:18 PM
Don't forget, they're good for bird abatement as well! Or, if you're really poor, you can hang one on your rear-view mirror, for some automotive bling!!
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Google's Gleaming Glass HQ Gets Mountain View Snub, LinkedIn Gets the Love
May 7, 2015, 6:58 AM
Tech's Tax Day Fortunate Few: Qualcomm, Xerox, GE, et al. Pay Little or No Taxes
April 15, 2015, 11:30 AM
LinkNYC Terminals to Blanket New York City With Free WiFi, Free Calls, and Ads
November 17, 2014, 6:50 PM
Microsoft is Open-Sourcing Most of .NET, Adding OS X and Linux Support
November 12, 2014, 8:27 PM
Home Depot Lost 53 Million Emails, Blames Windows, Buys Execs New Macs
November 9, 2014, 5:00 PM
Former NSA Lawyer: If Google, Apple Encrypt User Data, They’ll Wither on the Vine Like Blackberry
November 6, 2014, 12:15 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information