AOL I fear is dying on its feet.
As a loyal customer for many years and well before Broadband, up to a year ago it was the only service provider I had used.
AOL seems to have been bought out so many times that the latest owner (Carphone Warehouse?)has in my opinion let things slip, possibly only interested in the customers being switched to their more profitable providers.
I found AOL latterly to be strong on promise and very weak on delivery even after an Irishman pleaded for one more chance once I wanted out.
I now pay BT far too much for a good service which so far was easy to install and has delivered at a consistantly high speed (near the maximum for where I live.)
The consolation is that though I changed just over a year ago, I can still use the familiar AOL software whenever I choose.
It still receives mail from those who didn't change to my new address though only the Master name still responds.
Best of all I can still access my address book and old email if I wish or an old link which hasn't been transferred to the new Email.
Go ahead, you have nothing to lose any more assuming you are outside the contract period, and do choose wisely before casting your lot with a new Service Provider.