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Claim: You can avoid a recent AOL price increase for unlimited access subscriptions by calling and asking to be locked in at the old rate for one year.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
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
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