Since AOL UK was sold to the Carphone warehouse it has gone down the drain.
A friend of mine a few years ago was on their upto 16mb package and was getting 7.2mb. When Carphone warehouse took over the connection speed gradually dropped down to under 2mb and he was getting all sorts of disconnections even tho it was wired and he even bought a new router and changed the filters and it didn't help and AOL stated that 2mb was all his line could handle and wouldn't listen to the fact he used to have a higher connection.
They sent out two engineers which couldn't find a problem and charged them £99 a time for the engineer and then blamed his new computer that i had built a month previous. So i brought his PC to mine and connected it to my net and my mate stayed overnight and saw there were no disconnections, he took it back home and within less than 2 mins his net dropped out so he could see it was the ISP. He wasn't even a heavy user he used about 45GB a month which is nothing really.
He finally had enough and switched over to sky up to 24mb package unlimited and he gets almost a constant connection of 11mb which he is more than happy with. He has started to use the net more and more for his uni work and sometimes can download upto 150GB a month and his connection remains the same.
AMD FX-4100 X4, MSI 990FXA-GD80, 16GB DDR 3 Cosair Vengence 1600Mhz, 9351.1GB Hard Disk Space, 2GB ATI 6670 HD PCI-E 16x Graphics, 850watt PSU.
Ex AOL Dialup 56k Customer....
Ex Freedom2Surf 512k and Ex Eclipse Internet 2mb Customer.
Virgin Media 120mb Cable.
Virgin Media R EVIL!!!