View Full Version : AOL charge for AIM?

Mar 14, 2003, 01:55 PM
I recently was sent an email regarding a study being conducted by AOL, regarding AIM. I filled oit the survey, the second question being "Do you have a credit card?" I said "No" and the survey ended. I do hope that this is not a sign of things to come. What I see are:

1) It was for the hell of it.
2) They will soon charge for AIM
3) Premium services
4) Maybe this has something to do with the Apple Music service....

Could AOL and Apple be together on this, and be using the AIM network to deliver music to subscribers?

Edit: I was able to retake it, and many of the questions focus on dating services. In fact, they all focused on dating services. So, it looks like chocices 1,2,4 are out.

Mar 14, 2003, 02:06 PM
it's likely a put-on to get more match.com subscribers... :rolleyes:

Mar 14, 2003, 05:38 PM
every couple months i hear people specualting on this and it will ismpyl never happen especially with all the free substitutes that are out ther. Think Napster, aim would have a similar circumstance if all the sudden it started to charge for its servce. Plus there are sooo many free substitutes thats its simpyl unimaginable. Hmmm I'll put this on my list of things to concern just like that tax on email.

Mar 15, 2003, 10:04 AM
I think this is a good idea for AOL, it would bring a new stream of income into the company, they need it becasue of the draining interest in the AOL browser. If AOL charged something like $1.95 a month, I think it would be a hit. First of all, 2 bucks is not that much, and I don't think people would mind paying for a service like that. AOL would cleanup, because they would turn a service which basically makes money, into a cash machine. Personally I think it makes good business sense, as long as the price was right.

What do you guys think?

Mar 15, 2003, 10:22 AM
People have been sending those forwards for 7 years. They aren't going to charge for AIM. I can't believe you bought that.

Mar 16, 2003, 02:08 PM
Hopefully they won't charge for AIM, but I doubt that they will.