More details on AOL's latest recalc. See the article for reasons why "... AOL has little choice."
AOL will still offer its dial-up accounts at $26 a month for unlimited use, but the company no longer will aggressively market it. That's likely to mean the end of mailboxes stuffed with CDs of trial AOL software, as well as job cuts in marketing and customer service. There was no immediate word on how many layoffs will result.
The changes are to fully take effect in early September.
Subscribers who dropped AOL within the past two years will be able to reclaim their old AOL.com e-mail addresses.
Besides e-mail, AOL will give away its proprietary software for accessing the once-premium offerings, as well as safety and security features such as parental controls.