Monday, March 01, 2010

Some Things Never Change...

For about the past 10 years I have used Comcast as my service provider, and cannot say enough good things about it. I absolutely loved their services and would highly recommend them
During that time, I had a very fleeting relationship with another company, America Online. I never much went for them; their company treated clients as if it were doing them a favor by allowing them to pay for mediocre service with a terrible performance record. Their business became 100% focused on servicing their advertisers, often at the expense of the clients.

Well, as misfortune will have it, I am moving to an area that is not serviced by Comcast. It will be traumatic for me! Over the last two days I have investigated the possibility that AOL had actually progressed.

It has not. In fact, it's worse than ever. I tried sending an email through them. I got redirected to some "AOL Challenge Page" where I guess I had to prove I was a human or something. The funny thing is, AOL has all these "SPAM-blockers" in place, yet my AOL account continues to be the source of the most spam emails out of all of my accounts. Anyway, the challenge page did not load. I got an error page. I went to their Home page at AOL.com. That page is down. (How the hell does a company of that size allow its homepage to go down?)

Well, this is mostly meaningless venting. I cannot believe how backward AOL remains in this day and age, and needless to say I will not be employing that amateur shop as my ISP. I'm sure some kid with one server in his garage would be more reliable than this joke of a company.

I'm checking out Optimum Online now.

5 comments:

  1. Why not go with a wireless provider? I get mine through the same service I get my cable and I've had no complaints what-so-ever. I'm glad you're not going with AOL, it has always been a feeble service. (Hugs)Indigo

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  2. We use Comcast DSL. I use AOL for some things, Google Chrome for others. I'm always switching back and forth. Have a good week.

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  3. I hear you and I agree, though I still have my account here at the internet giant, err, mistake. LOL I still think you can keep your Comcast account open as your email address whether or not you are serviced by them. The only thing you will have to do is get set up with a broadband or dsl connection. I miss talking to you JP. Luv ya! ~~Allison

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  4. I hear you! I hate AOL. Nevertheless, I still you it for convenience. I've been with them so long, EVERYTHING I do is through my AOL addresses. And all my favorites are saved on AOL.

    I guess I'm a creature of habit. But believe me, the service has become much worse.

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  5. We use Optimum Online, it has it's moments, but on a whole, it's fine. Still using AOL mail but thru Firefox browser. AND when firefox has it's moments I then switch to safari. Gave up on AOL browser! I have AOL Desktop but it's not any better, so I don't use it.

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