I did it because they advertised that they were the cheapest broadband.
At the time, I was using Comcast, which up to a bit before that had been the only game in town.
Now that there were other services available, it sure was not the cheapest broadband.
Unfortunately, the amount of cash that I saved by using AOL just was not worth the hassle and aggravation of that awful service.
I must try to remember in the future, that having cheap broadband is not all that great of a thing if the broadband that you have is really awful.
It is always hard to say what the cheapest broadband is in any area at the time, since it depends on a variety of factors.
There are some times when a broadband service will be cheap, but will require you to buy the modem.
Other times, the cheapest broadband available will also have the unfortunate drawback of making you buy six months of service at once, which is a totally awful position to have to be in.
Still other times, a normally expensive broadband service, be it Cable or DSL, will have a special promotion in the area where they will be offering the cheapest broadband around for a limited time to get people signed up.
Really, it all depends, and what is cheap one day may well be pretty costly a day or two after that.
It makes a lot of sense to find the cheapest broadband provided that you do not have to sign a contract to stay with it.
If you do, you may live to regret it.
Once you have signed the contract, you are quite simply stuck for months at a time, even if the service is lousy or worthless.
The bottom line is that you should be quite sure that what you have works before you agree to go for it in the long run.
That is the only way that you can afford the awful inconvenience of substandard services that I had to go through myself.
And, while I am on the subject, let me tell you to never use AOL Broadband.
They will make your life a living hell if you try to quit, deliberately pestering you to try to get you to give up in your attempt to cancel services.
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