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Standard User peterboynes
(newbie) Fri 30-May-14 14:51:46
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Using AOL Desktop with another ISP


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I have been an AOL Broadband customer for many years and am happy with my speed, reliability etc. But I have been thinking about upgrading to fibre optic broadband - which AOL do not provide. In fact, AOL seem to have recently stopped providing broadband to new customers in the UK and are directing people to their parent company, TalkTalk.

I particularly like the AOL Desktop software and have version 9.7 installed. Does anyone know if this can still be used IF I move to another ISP - say TalkTalk, Sky or BT?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-May-14 15:02:53
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Re: Using AOL Desktop with another ISP


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AOL Desktop is not provided by AOL BB but by AOL (UK), http://daol.aol.com/software/aoldesktop97 . There is no reason why it shouldn't work with any ISP, but personally, I think it is an overhead that interferes between you and the Net. I believe its only real use is Parental Controls.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 30-May-14 15:04:04
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Re: Using AOL Desktop with another ISP


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In reply to a post by peterboynes:
... In fact, AOL seem to have recently stopped providing broadband to new customers in the UK and are directing people to their parent company, TalkTalk.


Recently? It was 8 years ago that CPW bought the ISP.


In reply to a post by peterboynes:
I particularly like the AOL Desktop software and have version 9.7 installed. Does anyone know if this can still be used IF I move to another ISP - say TalkTalk, Sky or BT?


Really WHY? Whenever I have seen it, it puts another layer between you and your service and contains a lot of bloatware.


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