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AOL installed itself without my permission. I leave my system on standby for updates from MS, so it's online 24/7. I activated my screen and saw the AOL icon on my task bar. YOU do not have the right to self install. My typing skills suffer when I am mad... I don't want to see this happen again; are we clear?
It appears that there was a service change to AOL in January where they bill you twice as much for twice the crappy service. It was getting to the point I couldn't switch between emails and every time I went into email, it would freeze. It was so frustrating! Then when I cancelled the day they billed my account, my money wasn't refunded. AOL is a crook and a crock in my opinion. No wonder it is a dying breed-crappy service for a high cost. Google mail here I come.
Today, I was speaking with "Alex". My initial call concerned being unable to find an old list. Alex did not think I could find it on my own so he took "control" of my computer and we made a new one. I was curious and found out that all he had to do for me to find the old list was to instruct me to type the name of the list in the search window. I mentioned this to him and he told me that it was easier for him to do it himself than for him to tell me this simple step. Second, I explained to him that I did not like the AOL version I am using and asked how I might change it. Again, he alluded that I would not be able to do this without technical assistance. I thought this was presumptuous of him. So, I asked him where he was from. That's when he hung up in my face.
Ad banners cover the story displayed making the story un-readable. Ad links require the reader of an article to keep juggling up and down to change pages. Ad links often are placed ware the next page icon should be regrinding the article reader to keep searching for the right icon and often it does not get you to the next page of the article. Often when you do manage to get to the next page the image keeps jumping up and down. Whoever designed and approved these new pages should be fired and bared from ever doing computer design again.
My complaint involves AOL's Super Anti Spyware. No one including the technical support personnel can install this product on my computer. They took control of my computer for a hour or more and failed. It downloaded the software to my e-mail address but would not accept my e-mail address as valid to complete the installation. Upon returning from 2 months of rehab recovering from open heart surgery I discovered they have been billing me $3.99 a month for software that AOL can't install. I cancelled the spyware package and requested a full refund. They offered only a $3.99 for the current month.
Given the amount of my total monthly bill i wonder why they are encouraging me to find another service supplier who knows how to treat customers better. I don't believe AOL should be permitted to bill for software and services before they're installed. While I generally feel the government tends to over regulate this may be something that requires their attention. Does anyone know of any regulatory agency who oversees AOL?
First, allow me to explain to you that there are alot of times I do go to married chat rooms. These rooms are a great stress relief and a place where I meet my friends to chat with. However, you have several people in these chat rooms who freeze a person screen. Also give viruses where it messes up your computer. There is a person in a few of the rooms, JJ, who is rude, disgusting, and takes control over the entire room. I just can't believe with these type of complaints no one investigates these rooms and takes their aol rights away from them. They disrupt the entire rooms, nasty words and threats.
Main computer windows works fine. I have an iPad and approximately 2 hours ago went to internet and received an error message which doesn't allow me to do anything. Windows Firewall Warning *** your computer may have adware/spyware virus *** call 1-844-415-0000 which apparently is a bogus number according to reviews of this number on the internet. I called AOL and waited on the line 25 minutes and someone answered and then I was disconnected.
--Initially calling the 844-415-0000 4 times I was disconnected when I asked who I was speaking to. A person named Matthew called be back from 844-416-7294, said he was the manager and switched me over to another person in Illinois who kept putting me on hold as he couldn't help and then was disconnected again. Talked with another person John Martin from Texas 844-587-1470 in which once again I was disconnected. I am frustrated, disgusted and as I'm writing this complaint a person John Matthews from Manhattan called me back and wants to know what the problem is.
I am asking you please to have someone with any authority call me back directly. Thank You for your help!
The local news doesn't display local news, everything happening elsewhere. Get my local news back to local.
Today when I signed on to aol I could not get a picture on the info in the center of the screen (1 to 40). There is writing next to them but no picture.
There are far to many adds that are covering full news stories and where the corner close ad choice does not close the ad rather it often has no choice to close the advertisement at all. This is getting to the point where what you offer is nothing but advertising as though you have gone the way of television and radio...PLEASE reduce these on our welcome page ASAP. I am considering switching to Bing or Google as my home base for searching and emailing if this problem does not get solved.
Cancelled my AOL Broadband service in January 2015. Continued to receive billing for a service that was not provided. Went on lie after cancelling service with message stating the service was not active. Initlially disputed charge with credit card carrier in January, informed may be off the billing cycle for AOL, paid bill only to to receive another bill from AOL. The credit card company processed the dispute and denied payment. Today I received a bill from AOL again stating that I owed $35.90 in charges and that my now cancelled account fro the last 3 months was suspended and that I needed to pay the bill. We did pay the bill, but was not pleased with the process. We have not used this service for quite some time, but neglected to cancel the service previously, for which I take full responsibility for. I suspect this may be true for a number of people and will do my best to inform the best I can. CONSUMERS BEWARE.
Fraud companies are pulling my email account and using my background loan information to threaten me. Stating that I will be arrested. Calling my employer,and myself with verbal threats demanding payments. Again they were able to pull my online information and using it against me. I have changed my log in sign-in over and over again, what else? Can I receive a new account?
I paid for live help on the phone from Aol and I have been on hold for 43 minutes waiting for someone to pick up and help me. so far all i hear is some terrible music that is loud and annoying. You have charged me for this service and I am getting no service at all!
I have had my account invalidated i can not sighn on get to my emails as im looking for work and gave this email to companys i find it so frustrating that they can just take my email account away no waring or prior communications i have broken no rules or terms of contract , i have had this email account for over 14 years plz could some one help me with this ?
For the past couple of weeks aol is not responding or there is a long wait until it finally does respond. I have just had a computer scan and there doesn'y seem to be anything wrong - so please tell me what is going on.
Ive been on hold over an hour on TWO different phones and the music being played is really disturbing. I had to put my phone on speaker because who can sit and wait this long for a representative without going on with their lives. Your music is morbid and these wait times are unacceptable especially since I pay you $13 a month for what you claim is FREE EMAIL. I call once a week and go through this on hold for an hour thing before Ive had enough and hang up.
I went to my address book to find an address, I opened it up and found that my address book now contained HUNDREDS of addresses listed. These were 99.9 % strange addresses to me and all seemed to come from Yahoo members. My computer has been invaded. I just spent an hour deleting these addresses one by one and haven't made a dent. The only thing I can see is to cancel my AOL and start a new E mail account. I do not want to do this as I have nearly 20 years of advertising with this address and losing this address will cost me a great deal of money. What do I do and how did this happen?
3/25/15, 4:15 PM. I called AOL approximately 1:30, was advised an advanced technician would call me about 2:00 PM. No one called! For at least three or four weeks the AOL CALENDAR will not save or give a reminder for the day or date I chose, really aggravating. AOL always has had problems with the calendar. It says a server error occurred. AOL quite often come up with a prompt that AOL had incurred a problem, will resolve the issue, stand by. I then have to wait, sign in again. 'ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CLOSE ALL THE TABS IN THIS WINDOW?’ If we go to the effort to close out the tabs, let us do it! Don’t make us go thru other motions. If we made a mistake, we will learn by it.
Since AOL took control of my computer to fix one of their other issues, I now have to go thru agonizing motions to be able to read a valid Email that was in SPAM. I select it as NOT SPAM. It does not appear in NEW MAIL as it had always done. Now I have to select MAIL on the top of the screen, scroll to CHECK OTHER EMAIL which brings up another AOL screen that I have to enter my Screen Name and Password again, even though I am already on AOL. WHY? It then brings up another screen showing the emails that I hadn’t been able to view previously. Having read one, I may have to sign in again to view others. Thanks AOL for your inefficiency, causing me all the extra effort and wasted time! Why am I paying AOL a $9.00 fee to fix problems I wouldn’t have if I didn’t use AOL? Just about every time I let AOL take control of my computer to fix a problem, they take the easy way out for them. I end up have to sign in again for all of my sites.
I have been unable access my account and to get hold of anyone from AOL for 3 days!!!!
i picked up a virus on aol yesterday i didn't open it but it popped up it was called some kinda shield i been with aol since it began over 30 yrs ago at least i am a 71 yr old male,i am on my mack now because my gate way all in one isn't working any more i been on aol tonight fooling with your tec support we went threw various steps to try and resolve this issue after over 4 hrs of working on it it finally stopped working i was talking to a supervisor in tech support names leanord l with nothing working after be frustrated. he said there wasn't anything else they could do and gave me the number for the billing dept said it opened at 8 am so at 8 i called them they kept telling me it was my fault. i sure am not a computer wiz then they sent me to software dept i got hung up on in there next so out of total frustration i am trying to get hold of some one thats higher up on the latter to take my computer to a local tech man here to reinstall windows 8 and back up my data so i don't loose everything on here.
AOL Answers since March 1 (18 days ago) has not allowed sign in with AOL screen name and password. Daily complaints via Feedback have had no reply.
I received a notice that AOL will start charging $750 PM after the 16 of April. After that a series of new connect was demonstrated, and now my emails are interrupted slowed down. At times I can not receive or discard messages. It really a disgusting mess.
I have registered a complaint to the ftc about this ongoing problem. All of the mail I send to the Aol folks is being returned to me by you folks. Yet all of their mail (Aol mail) is delivered to me. Seems myself and friends are paying for a service and not receiving it.
I received an e-mail stating my Aol service I have was being increased to $23.09 it is now $20.99. When I started with AOL my service was free. I am finding it hard to pay the $20.99 as I am a widow on Social Security and really cannot afford what I am paying. I know people who do not pay for the AOL service they have.
I don't know why I have to pay for mine. I had a computer and had Mc Afee but I have a Apple laptop for the last 5 years. I also do not use other features. I just use your face page. I would like to keep AoL but the price is too high. Please answer me ASAP, as I have tried calling for two days and they have told me I would have to wait on the line for 25 minutes. Not happy that I could not talk to anyone.
I wrote a complaint that I was never told that my old AOL email address would be no good after AOL changed its name to mail.com. Since AOL never gave me a new email address, I do not have a good one,so I gave the old AOL address. Now, after writing a complaint on this issue, I got a message that they would have to check my identity at my email address (which is the old AOL one which is no good). Therefore, my complaint will go nowhere and hundreds if not thousands of people will be right royally screwed by AOL's incompetence and lack of caring about the kind of job they do.
I am aol user for long time but yesterday I could not use it due to poor care about customer. I need to talk someone who can change this attitude and fix my problems. I need to open my aol mail. you are descrimating with age and race.
Used AOL mail for 20 years. I have a personal account and bc of recent lay off created a professional email account for linkedin and on my resume submittals. As of yesterday I am not able to access the professional account and when I call both the tech #s I am stuck in a loop to provide my phone # which I would not include in my profile. Tried everything to get to a live person w no success. I emailed my complaint to AOL via my personal email account. that was over 24 hours ago and still no response. I am in the middle of setting up interviews etc and now this??? Really AOL?
My e-mail address was shut down by AOL.com and will not let me retrieve my e-mails and contact list. I had to create a new e-mail address but cannot retrieve my contact data base to tell my customers of my new address. My business has come to a stand still and my customers are not able to contact me.
I have been customer of AOL for 20 years
there email is getting worse and worse.
When I send out group mailings to my customers i am continually challenged.
I called years ago and go set up to do large group mailing
I recently had my email blocked and had to fill out these forms out to send group mailing and then sent a form letter saying my request is denied.
All my friends have moved to Gmail I guess aol is trying to force people to Gmail.
I asked for personal help or a phone call and just get form letters.
The customer service department has been so bad. Obviously I will be leaving Aol like my friends
My account has been hacked. called the 18773382158 # i was told i would b able to access my account right after the phone call.. have not been able to!!! called a 18002341696# had a very rude man with me told me i could not speak to a supperviser. I want to b able to access my email have had it for a long time i have no money to give you.
I have noticed lately that when you scroll down to see or make a comment about a story, I often sates that the site can not be found, try again. Why is this happening so frequently of late. Can you please repair or change something so that this does not happen?
I have had no phoneline connection since 3rd may, i have made calls to aol but have limited use on my mobile when calling so resulting in connection being lost half way through calls to aol, i have asked for an engineer to be sent out to rectify the problem, i was told the troubleshooting process has to be followed before they can do this but i cnstantly lose connection through my mobile half way through the call when doiing the line test and no aol colleague has bothered to call me back to finish the call, there has been many line tests done and still nothing, i am in urgent need of my phoneline to be fixed or the problem sorted as i work from home and cant work without a landline, please give this matter your urgent attention.
As of yesterday, emails I have sent to friends and family with a hotmail have been rejected. The message said to contact my Internet server…said something about being on a blocked list. Code was 550 SC-001 (SNTO-MCINTYRE-F31). I am unable to communicate with my granddaughter now. Please advise. I have been with aol since 1995.
Dear AOL. Can you please help me as I am now getting very frustrated, For sometime now I have been getting a regular amount of spam mail, but what is most annoying and really should not be happening if AOL was monitoring this as they are supposed to be doing. And please don’t tell me to go into my settings and block the post so as not to receive it. Because It should not be reaching me to start with as its not addressed to me correctly.
So can you please tell me what the hell is going on, Its not as though we don’t have enough to worry about with phishing and scams. So can you please get your act together and make sure I stop receiving male that’s not addressed to me and make sure my spam is correctly monitored.
We have been AOL cutomers for 20 years. Now we have a problem not of our making and we cannot talk to a tech without a service contract. It does not seem right and is poor customer relations. I cannot e-mail people I have been e-mailing for years during the last few weeks. I have been blocked from these specific addresses. There may be more. There are other comcast customers that I can e-mail. It makes no sense. I can e-mail using gmail and comcast.net accounts.
I talked to several technical people at Comcast about the problem and the final result was that they said it is an AOL problem. When I called AOL tech support I was told that I needed to agree to a service contract (which I did not want) before they would even talk to me. I said OK and I was told to change my password. I did, but it made no difference. Is the solution to either pay for something I do not want or is it to forget AOL.
When I try to log on using my screen name it shuts AOL down. Also when I sign on with my wife’s account I can surf normally. but when I try to change to my account it shuts down. This has been going on for months now. By the way it will sometime flip and I can sign on an my wife can’t. This is ridiculous… fix it or I’m leaving.
In short, my father passed away about a year ago and with him went the passwords for some of his email accounts, one of which was set up for my now 81-year-old mother.
It seems that my mother can not remember the password. No problem, says AOl, just fax us a copy of your husband’s death certificate and a document showing that you are teh next of kin/beneficiary and we will provide you with the password. Ooops, sorry, we need more information before we can do that: We need the address on the billing statement (there is no bill, it’s a free account).
My father had several addresses for his business over the years since he opened up his/my mother’s AOL account. Which one was it? Or was it their home address? I gave the AOL reps all of the possible addresses …. and they would neither confirm nor deny any of them. They also said that my mother had to provide a utitlity bill for the address …. which is fine, except we don’t know, and they won’t tell us which one it is.
My mother can’t sleep at at night because of this. I don’t what kind of emails she typically gets but this 81-year-old grandmother believes that in the time that she has not been able to access her AOl account she has been missing something vital.
I understand security…..but this lack of common-sense humanity is truly ridiculous. I too have an AOL account. So does my wife. So do my kids. Not anymore, hello GMail/Ymail/Hotmail, etc. AOL should be ashamed of themselves.
AOL Customer Service: AOL is my home page and I use it to bring me up to date on world events. More often than not, your video updates are preceded by commercials which are 30+ seconds in duration. If I am confronted with a commercial that I am unable to circumvent (read: avoid) within the first 10 seconds, I will abort the connection and go elsewhere for my updates.
I am actually thinking of publicizing my frustration with AOL on internet open forums to get support from others to show how annoying and non productive your adds are when people turn them off in utter frustration and never get to the news update.
I realize how important ads are to your revenue stream, but please give us an out. Lots of sites do. I remain…..
I have been called many times by AOL in the last month saying I owe them money. I was using dial up and then went to broadband so now I do not need that service. I never used your Norton virus because it slowed my computer down and I had to delete it.
Your service is free for those who have broadband. You need to have your people stop harassing me or I will get my lawyer involved. I have been writing down the date, time and persons name that have been calling me. I tell them each time I do not need the paid service any longer, but they keep phoning me back. This needs to stop.
If I get one more phone call I will be writing you a letter to stop the harassment and if it is not stooped I will contact an attorney to deal with it.
I have been receiving emails from these people and i dont know them and i dont know how or where they are getting my email address from the only other site i use is ebay and yahoo email. I added them to spam block list but i get them from other people after that. What can i do to stop these emails? Here are the email addresses.
I have tried to access AOL service for several days. The application ceases after entering zip code. My computer no longer furnishes the “new mail” sound when in use.
When composing or forwarding email I would previously type in letter identifying recipient and a small window would appear showing full email address to be inserted with a mere click. This no longer occurs.
When composing or forwarding email the bar above message shows only type variety and size, NOT “bold”,
“underline”, “italics”, etc. Previously I could send photos, but to no avail now.
So I mail the 2nd letter (another $20.00) I could have sent it regular mail but all my banking, ect are emailed to my AOL account. Guess that does me no good now. What a joke that someone can delete your account of oveer 10 years, I mean if you were sending out spam, ect wouldnt you have been doing it the 1st part of the 7 years. But yet there is no number to contact them directly. There is importanty information in my emails such as bank statments, ect that now I can not get to.
I couldn’t get into my AOL over the weekend. Tne message was that thre was “Unusual activity”, so the account was blocked. When I called AOL today they couldn’t find my account, even though I and only I have had the account for around 29 years. long and short of it: I can no longer access my AOL, can’t get to m y address book, find out what billsa re pending for me to pay, can’t import anything from AOL to my gmail account. In short, they have really ruined things for me.If you are reading this and are still on AHole El, get off while you can.
I am perhaps one of the oldest persons and freuent user to of the Author’s Chat room. My complaint concerns the ability and total disregard by some members to monopolize the space in that chat room for hours on end, thus making it impossible for others to visit, even for a few minutes. There should be some method to remove them from the room after they have been in it for over an hour of time, and not allow reentrance to that particular chat room untile at least two hours have passed. I PAY for aol, which many in that room do not, and I resent not being able to access that particular room for even a few minutes, except perhaps at 4 AM!!
I just found out that somehow I installed an AOL toolbar that circumvented my Firefox and IE. and every now and then when I would open my Firefox all my Tabs were removed. I had stuff I was working on that I didn’t bookmark. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD who the hell comes up with this stuff?. I found a program in Add/remove Aol UPDATER and I have been really paying attention to what I’ve installed recently and AOL was never among them. so this was hidden somewhere and I hope it doesn’t happen again.
I no longer have an AOL account, but e-mails under my old address are being sent out to my address book and causing friends to have a virus and their computers to crash. Even though I advised everyone not to open anything from my old address. The problem is that because I don’t have an AOL account anymore and it was a free account, I can’t seem to get hold of anyone to speak to at AOL, and register an official complaint. It’s a catch 22 situation.
I don’t log into AOL anymore, but it has been impossible to officially close my account.. what a nightmare!!! It’s very frustrating. Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks to all those who have given tips on how to close an AOL account. Very helpful. The prospect is daunting, but I will continue and hope for a positive result.
I understand that the Huffington Post is involved with AOL now, but I really don’t want to see advertising for Barack Obama’s re-election everyday on my emails! If I do I will cease my AOL account that I have had for years! I also don’t want these advertisements going with the emails I send out!!! What can I do to stop Barack Obama advertising on AOL emails ASAP? It’s only because it’s the Huffington Post supporting him…I don’t!
AIM is so stupid anymore! Every two minutes i’m getting i-ms from people i don’t even know saying sexual things and it gets so annoying! And if i don’t answer, they keep sending the messages over and over! AIM sucks now! They should really fix that, i’m sure i’m not the only one it happens to. I try to block the people on AOL IM, but new screen names just come up, with the same message! AOL Instant Messenger really Sucks Now!
This is about the 3rd or 4th time unknown persons have sent Canadian pharmacy solicitations (ie: Viagra, etc.) to my list of friends and business accounts using my AOL email address. Its quite embarrassing to have these emails come through my address. Have reported such problems to the AOL wizards before but apparantly AOL does not have the desire nor the ability to protect its customers. Next time I will be firing AOL and using gmail, Knology.net,, etc for my new provider. Nuffs Enough with these fake email spam being sent through my AOL account.
I received a letter of terms of service from AOL Aim regarding a message I supposedly sent to a contact of mine. I never sent the message and would not ever send a message like that. Someone- somehow has used my email address WEW17@aol.com to send a message. As a coincidence this particular address has been sending out messages to my contacts that I am not receiving any mail until after 12/10/2010. I have had contacts from many friends regarding this, and I would like both of these matters investigated at once. How does somebody use my email address to send these fake messages through AOL? It seems that they have hacked my instant messenger account.
I have been getting spam emails in my AOL email account for awhile now and am sick and tired of this stuff. Everyday my AOL inbox is filled with different scams and offers that I have to wade through to find what actually matters to me. Often these spam emails sound and appear like they are legit offers, I use multiple websites and want to stay current via mailing lists, but it almost isn’t worth it now with all the spam complaints! Here I have a couple of AOL addresses that I think have been hijacked by spammers. Most of them are trying to get you to send in personal information, and use really catchy subject lines so you will open them.
What email address can I use to report the problem? Looks easy enough, anybody else? Usually when I get spam I try to Google search part of the email, like an excerpt, so that I can see if anybody else has posted it somewhere. These scams are usually all different versions of the same fake scheme, they get lazy and just the same stuff over and over again. I wish that major internet email providers would allow better spam filters, or do a good job of reporting bad addresses hijacked by spammers.
Today, I have received call from business associates, customers, providers and other about an email I sent offering pharmaceutical products. Someone must have access my contact list, which I have erased and send mails to everyone. Very disappointing this could happened even for a large email provider like AOL. I have been a member for quite a while and have never ever had a situation like this before, and never expect this kind of thing to happen to me. Is there anything that could be done to prevent this from happening to me or another person in the future? AOL’s attention to this matter will be highly appreciated.
I have recently received an email via AOL from DFL International stating that they are about to deliver a parcel to me within the next 7 days. I knew that I hadn’t ordered anything but it was my birthday on the day I received it and I thought that one of my children had bought me something and it was being delivered. So I went ahead and opened the email to track it. Big mistake. As soon as I opened it I realized there was something very suspicious about it. I have now picked up a nasty virus which states on my opening screen that I am being hacked into. I am then converted to a site offering me an anti virus at a price. My complaint is surely AOL should be monitoring these scams after all we do pay you for a service!
aol posts a computer checkup free then 4.95 per month. this always comes on just after I lose the connect to aol. I have had att out numerous times and they say it is in aol software. It is odd that for 4.95 per month more you can fix the problem. I know that the problem is on your end, and that you want to charge for a problem that aol has created. Quit or you go to court…
I get daily emails that are unsolicited advertising i feel harassed. Please stop! these are some of the addresses. I don’t want anymore of these emails and have tried to opt out with AOL and unsubscribe to their list, still nothing works!
AOL has been sent repeated notices about an email address being used for a scam over a 3 month period. Complaints have been sent to abuse at aol and abuse at aim. Googling the subject shows 6, 400 results for the scam. Why would a company like AOL not terminate the account? If customers are complaining about something, isn’t it their job to take action to protect us? There are also many complaints and instances of virus problems being associated with opening these emails.
I have (had) McAfee free with my AOl acct Got too many viruses because they stopped protecting me for over a year.
sent messages to aol and McAfee so many times no help. I finally thought I had McAfee back what a joke still have all
the same problems Can not return you to AOL Lots of error message. Internet explorer had to close Tab Took 10 minutes
to read one e-mail. Computer changes what I am doing all the time.Feel so helpless at the mercy of these companies
who never seem to fix the many problems senior citizen fixed income
It is sad to see the AOL news becoming so biased and politicized with regard to Donald Trump. I have been 15 years with AOL , but it looks like it is
- time to move on. I do not need a provider bombarding me with selective political garb - I have enough from the rest of the media.
I cannot sign in to my email account....haven't been able to for days.....what is going on with this?>????????????????????????????????????
I suggest doing the AOL option for now to keep that old email address alive while you transfer everything over to new Gmail account. So later if you forgot to change an online account over to use Gmail address you will still have access to change it using AOL account which will still use same verizon.net address. I would NOT continue using AOL account because they will probably go away also. for more infomation: http://www.aolemail-support.com/aol-support-phone-number.html
Your new gold program could not be more FU--ed up
you have released this piece of SH-T without checking the program.
I am paralyzed with this and have no choice.
Get someone in there who understands cross platforms too--as nothing erased ever leaves your server...WTF????
and you have a nerve calling yourselves AMERICA on LINE
NO NE is AMERICAN
NOONE speaks American English
Wait times are more than 40 min only to be told WRONG DEPT...REALLY???
and your music SUCKS
I am a stock holder.
YOU ARE INCOMPETENT!
I am contacting investor relations
You should all be fired.
You made me upgrade to your new product. NO ONE in the history of the internet has ever required that of a paying customer, and then given them an inferior product. Here it is, December 9th and I still cannot print address labels as I have done for the past 5 years or so. Why would you insist your paying customers upgrade their aol version that has less functionality. Why do I continue to pay you a monthly fee for the privilege of using your product? I want my money back!!
Still unable to make NEW FOLDERS, links do not work and I have asked about it for a long time.
Now I cannot put anything in MY FAVORITES, it does not show up in the My Favorites.
Unable to list mail, wait 5 minutes, has been going on a long time. I have reported it numerous times. Not only inconvenient but extremely time consuming.
I have been a member of AOL for more years that I can remember. I am a retired Federal Worker who was an Electronic Engineer and Program Manager at the FAA's Technical Center in Atlantic City. I was chosen to head the Agencies highest Technical Program at the Center by the Center Director with the following words:
"Al, you are one Hell of a good Engineer....and your Honesty and Integrity cannot be questioned. ...
I want you to take over the FAA's Testing program of "Airborne Collision Systems."
Additionally, during an Emergency call to Washington the Director placed me in charge of the entire Center with the following words to the Division Secretary. "Tell AL he is Now in Charge...I am heading down to the hanger where they are warming up a plane to take me to Washington for an Emergency meeting."
There were four other Divisions Managers the Director could have called upon as I was only acting while my for my Division Manager while was on leave and held no Supervisory position even though I was Center's foremost Program Manager.
During that period I also designed a "USER-FRIENDLY computerized Information Program for my Program. The Head of the Contract Department informed the Center Director of my program with the following words. "Al Lolli has developed a computerized program that he knows more of what is going on in my Division than I do". As a result I was tasked by the Director to develop a program for the Rest of the Technical side of the Center...and eventually for the entire Center - including the Administrative side. FAA National Headquarters in Washington somehow became aware of the system I had developed that the Alaska Region was tasked with the responsibility of copying my system and implementing it throughout the FAA. The system I designed tracked, in real time, via the computer every action related to an approved milestone program from the " Cradle to the Grave" ...every purchase..whether it be a product or Service, Including the letting of Contracts for material and services.
SO..when i am contacting you and criticizing your New AOL GOLD...I am pretty much an expert in User Friendly Computer programs .
YOUR NEW AOL GOLD IS FOR THE BIRDS..AN NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED BEFORE ALL THE BUGS HAD BEEN WORKED OUT. THE PERSON IN CHARGE SHOULD BE FIRED... IT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE REMOVED FROM ONLINE AND REPLACED WITH THE LATEST FORMER VERSION UNTIL YOUR "NEW AOL GOLD HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND WORKING 100% CORRECTLY."
TO ALLOW IT TO REMAIN ONLINE NOW ..IS A DIRECT REFLECTION ON YOU PERSONALLY... AND YOU SHOULD GIVE ORDERS TO IMMEDIATELY REPLACE IT WITH A FORMER VERSION UNTIL THE NEW VERSION IS OPERATING PROPERLY.
OTHERWISE... YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS... (OF WHICH I WISH I WERE A MEMBER) SHOULD TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST YOU... INCLUDING IF POSSIBLE. YOUR TERMINATION.
Should you have any objections to this correspondence, I would be most happy to hear from you.
I would also be most happy to converse with you via my Cell Phone 856-300 4287.
Should you attempt to call me on my REGULAR home phone 856-691-0661...my system will block you since I do not know and have not entered your phone number into its memory of allowable calls.
Finally... Please have all your customers contacted, and for those that agree....have their previous AOL version replace AOL GOLD. For those who wish to continue with your AOL GOLD service...make no changes. That would certainly cut down on the long frustrating wait times now prevalent when trying to reach any of your AOL Services.
I sincerely hope you take this correspondence seriously and take appropriate action. I also suggest you read all the unsatisfied AOL customers that have furnished complaints online. Just search on "AOL GOLD COMPLAINTS.
THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED
PLEASE HAVE A SUPERVISOR CONTACT ME AT 917-796-6444
We have been experiencing problems accessing our mail for a few days. A call was made to aol support. On speaking to someone who said he was a technician, he stated that our internet was being compromise by hackers from Russia, China, and here in USA. I asked him why did he not inform us. He stated that we needed a software in the cost of 149.99. I found this very suspicious and proceeded not to accept this, based on his not informing us and then the cost he was asking. I made another call and spoke to another technician who told me differently. In the past we have had persons from or stated that they were from aol who stated we were experiencing problems and unless we pay to have them fixed, we would have internet issues.
Question : are some of your tech support maliciously creating problems internet wise so they can rob customers?. Why if aol was aware that we had the problems he mentioned, why did he not inform us?
We await your response as we intend to report this to a law enforcement agency. I now wonder if some of your tech support collude with hackers to impact customer service for monetary gains.
On the News site you a President comment site. You should read the name calling and hate. It should be taken down cause AOL is respontable for it
The new AOL GOLD SUCKS!!! You took AWAY!! all the things that I liked about aol..
Easy photo Editing right in emails!!
Seeing who mailed you without opening the mail file.
Easy access to setting!
I HATE IT!!! I want the old version back!!!
AOLGold is terrible after my 31 yr membership!
Installed & uninstalled twice. Imported from File
twice. And still:
1. Lost All Favorites & keep losing after 3 AOL Gold installs
Favs on list keeps disappearing
2. Select All (Edit Button) doesn't work (Must use CTRL+A
3. Tool Bar Edit & Download Mgr "Coming Soon Notice"...When????
4."Mail Error Try Again in 5 Minutes Notice" keeps appearing
5, Email & Browser Pages = 10 seconds to appear. Slow. Slow. But not my computer.
6. Takes forever to save mail to File Cabinet
7. JUST SUCKS ... GUESS I MUST TO SELECT A DIFFERENT PROGRAM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
AOL Finance folder which is run by SIG FIG is not a reliable service to track a portfolio. Some NYSE stocks are not updated or be added to a portfolio. I have been complaining to sig fig about a certain stock and the send me a canned answer that the are working on it. For almost 2 months I cannot update a stock (BRK'B BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC)
I have been a member since 2003.
I am unable to navigate the mail system in AOL Desktop Gold. No one is happy with this!
If you do not allow me to use my previous desktop, I will have to drop AOL and I am not alone.
Downloaded aol gold two weeks ago. will not let me reply to emails. went on chat with "alice c". she imediately closed the chat box and started to do a number of things to my computer as she was not resolving the problem quickly. I brought up the text box to try and typed and she repeatedly stepped on my attempts to chat. I finally got the word "STOP" typed in and asked her what in the world is wrong with her. I then told here I still have the old version of aol on my computer thinking this my causing the problem. She typed "let me do my work" and blew me off. I had to disconnect her. I have now been waiting to talk to someone at aol for over 15 minutes and still no help. Not a happy camper with AOL Gold nor the AOL support what so ever.
I loved my old AOL. I had it for years and loved it. People always laughed because I was still using it but it was fast and easy. I loved my fav places, I love the ease of using the email. I just loved everything.
GOLD SUCKS. It is soooo slow. I hate the ads on my email...actually, I hate everything about it. Why do companies feel like they always have to change something that works perfectly? Windows XP is another example. It was by far the best version ever, but did they keep it? Or let me keep it? Oh, no, it had to go. And now my AOL is gone, too.
And I may be right behind it.
I have been an aol customer for a few years and this might be my last. My grandson has been telling me for a long time to get rid of aol, and now I think he is right. I only have 24 hours in a day, and to have to spend several hours on the phone waiting for someone to answer and finally I get someone who cannot help me, then calling back again waiting for a long period of time and then get disconnected is not the way to run a business. There was a time when aol was a valued company and I should have sold the stock instead of holding on to it and watched it go down to be practically worthless. I also should have realized at that time, to keep using the company as my internet provider was a total waste of my valuable time and money. aol gold is a total disaster, and the technicians and all those in charge of this new should be fired immediately and anyone left should go to the nearest grade school and hire 4th or 5th grade students to create a new aol system that can be accessed in a manner that has not been available for a long time.
Jerry Yaros 732-548-4317 November 1, 2017
Customer in Germany 1996-2000, since then AOL USA but now again in Germany. Desktop 9.8.2 was the best product. Pay $12.99 monthly. Must update to GOLD. Problems: Welcome Screen German language with a mix of German and English commercials. Rough 4000 stored incoming emails in approximately 50 folders; all folders are gone, hopless to find what you want. As well outgoing mail folders has disappeared, only the mails are still there. Favorites still exist, but since a few weeks I can't forward to friends; sometimes message "coming soon".
Enter AOL USA works only when I for example type AOL.com in the Goggle Browser, type my password and then I get San Diego/CAs temperatures, news and of course can download and write emails too. But, this log in without the US-Welcome Screen!
I've sent emails to AOL and chats too; their recommendation didn't work.
AOL GOLD is a nightmare and meanwhile I intend to cancel my membership ...after 21 years.
PS one star is too much, zero star would be correct!
I'm getting pretty sick of you trying to drown and down Donald Trump. You are part of a follower group it seems and you
have no idea that communism and socialism is what you will get if you lose Trump. There will be no news networks under
communism and for some reason you people can't figure that out. There will be no freedoms. Donald Trump might not be
the most likeable person there is, but he didn't need the job, the money, the fame, the experience, to apply for this job. The
majority of Americans love liberty and want a US government that provides freedom and development. You don't have to
like Trump and I'm not a fan of his character but he is the only thing keeping your family and your lifestyle continuous. If you
would please drop your anti Trump reputation and news slanted toward his destruction , it would be greatly appreciated.
One last thing...... I've been with AOL forever and I find myself avoiding admitting it at coffee sittings. Please stop?
I realize no one will probably see this!!! However if they should, I just want to say you are the most Liberal news reporters I've ever seen!!! You Never report anything Positive about our President or his family! I'm sure your whole system is Corrupt to the bone!! However, there isn't a choice of what we see on AOL.com, gives me the creeps it's so BAD!! It's "Communistic" when we don't have a" Fair" news outlet on AOL.com.!!!! YOU ALL are very Crappy, the worst !! One day, we will have a CHOICE to get off AOL!!!!!!
Since I have downloaded AOL Gold is performs erratic when logging on and is to slow to come on line. When I attempt to send an email it entry page drops multiple times. I was more satisfied with AOL 9.8.
I now have 71 emails in my spam folder from both shark tank and dr oz. There is no way of my unsubscribing. I've tried since forced into aol from Verizon (I say forced because it's the only site I could keep my username) Can you tell me why they are the only spam that I can't reach the site to unsubscribe. How can you allow this to happen and not address it. These aol complaint sites have done nothing as far as i'm concerned to help us.
today at 12:00 i i called aol for help with my account and aol customer service was unable to help with my issue so i canceled my aol account today and because they are delete the aol app in december 15th 2017 . ect and i called another day witch i don to remember they day i called but i called for help with my away message on aol on how to name them and not have to delta them and put in every day a different one each day ... can someone from this site call me at 732-713-9879 thank nick debias
For over two days now, both incoming and outgoing e-mails are sporadically not going through. I've spoken with tech support repeatedly (names & ID # s available) and only gotten a run around. Being told we know there's a problem and you'll just have to wait until we fix it is not customer service. i was promised a call back within 24-48 hours with an update; needles to say, never got one. How does one actually engage with someone, anyone who can fix the problem?
AOL's Email page is so dysfunctional that I would lose it in a second if I could find another option. I had to take it when Verizon left. I thought AOL was out of business a long time ago for treating their customers like crap? When I type in the "search box" key words i'm looking for in emails in my "in box" it takes at least 3 tries to get the list and another 3-4 tries to delete all of them completely. If I go through my "in box' a check each one that I want to move to a folder about half way into it the screen will blink and come back on with all the checks missing. the site is incredibly slow. When scrolling it stops and starts and sputters and then goes really fast.
I totally dislike the (new) version layout of AOL I dislike clicking on every email I don't want to read! Why can't the program ask me to "click on those I wish to read"? Also now my prior Address Book, Family members, ect. are totally missing! This all happened about three weeks ago, as apparently the version was changed without my permission nor notification! As a " many years customer" I am very dissatisfied! Suddenly I could no longer connect to AOL, Century Link couldn't help me, get access, The next day there appeared a second and only AOL working Icon. I prefer the previous version and I want my address book back! I spend too much time canceling every email that I don't want to read!
Someone hacked my computer while I was using it and froze up everything. They were trying to get $150 out of me pretending to be from Microsoft Windows. I said I would not pay. There was a number that I called because I didn't think I had a choice since I was froze up. I hung up and then called AOL who told me I had been scammed but that I had to Subscribe to AOL Assist before they would fix it.That is costing me $19.99 for 10 months so I feel scammed again. I'm retired on a limited budget and don't really want this service. Said I couldn't cancel.
AOL ads are an absolute annoying condition. Every news item I am interested in makes me watch some ad or other. This is getting to such an annoyance that I may switch to another home page. Something else about AOL's Subject blocks, you use deceptive advertising when you show a persons face as a lead in to the article. But the article is about anything but that person. I have stopped watching them as they waste my time. Dumb advertising at the least.
AOL has become the worst email service in the country. My email crashes every time I to write an email. Switching to gmail immediately and will tell all my friends the same thing. Tim Armstrong and Verizon what have you done?
I have had an issue with AOL and several Facebook pages used by our club. The issue, I can't access the F/B pages. I get a "We encountered an error.....(Exception_Access_Violation)". I called the first time and was told AOL is having an issue and will be fixed soon. A couple weeks later, I call and the Tech guy goes on my computer and does a scan check. Turns out I had some issues and the tech suggested we purchase "System Mechanic". After all of this it did work again, but just for a couple days an I got the same message.
Called later and told AOL is still working on it. Called again, the tech goes through another scan and asks where System Mechanic came from. I told him that the AOL Tech installed it. He said that was a mistake and removed it telling me he would turn this over to Cisco for doing a "Repair". This costing about $430. I told him no. We have had AOL for many years and now I don't know who to trust. We have not had issues with AOL in the past with only minor issues but this is making me question staying with AOL. I would appreciate your thoughts!
AOL headlines reveal a strong bias against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump. Is their news journalism or a political agenda?
A few years back I complained that in order to make comments on new articles I needed to have a Facebook account. For about eight to ten months that requirement seemed to disappear. However, it has returned again and again, I want to know why you are denying me my rights to free speech? Being a paying member of AOL should be good enough to make comments. Huffington Post, out to make another dime, has continued to be the problem. I wonder what the ACLU will say.
I object to political advertising, especially ads promoting Donald Trump. appearing on my every check of email. The fact that AOL accepts ads from a mysogynistic, racist, homophobic probable child molester is in itself horrific, but I do not want to be exposed to such a monstrous man every time i check my mail! If this does not stop promptly, I will no longer use AOL as my mail source nor any longer visit the site.
I do not appreciate getting adult offers, even in the spam! These use various offensive terms for body parts, etc. etc. I have tried reporting them to firstname.lastname@example.org, with apparently no results. Are these people ever shut down? Also, we subscribe to a listserve, IN-bird: bird sightings around Indiana. Quite a few of these go in the spam; why is that? Not all do, however. Does the spam selector ever learn what individual AOL subscribers consider spam.
I have been a paying customer since 2000, sixteen years of loyalty and this is the first major complaint I have but it is a big one. My AOL account freezes and I can't close it, or correct it, Often I have to wait ten minutes before it acknowledges this fact and notifies me that AOL is not responding. Then it tells me Microsoft is checking for the problem, restarts and it freezes again.
I have called about this seven times---a tech takes over my screen does it thing, tells me it is okay. In a few hours back to square one, freeze up, I was getting a level two tech last three times and when I called the girl said I needed a level three and she was going to connect me. I hung up and contacted HP Smart Friend Service and he took over, did his thing and we both hoped for the best.
Three days later it happens again. The problem lies with your server and definitely with your techs. What do I have to do to get a person who is well qualified to get the job done right. This constant happening is frustrating this 85 year old lady who wants to do better things with my time than call AOL to fix my problem.
I can't open any of the items shown on your web page. All I get is "Whoops" and then an error page saying an error occured while trying to open a tab. I click on the refresh tabs link and still nothing happens. The upshot of all of this, is I can't use your service if you don't perform. If there is no resolution, I must terminate your "lack of service". No news, information, etc., just email. I have to go to msn or verixzon for the information I want.
Overall I really like AOL and have been a member since the 1990s. However something you have done recently drives me nuts. For some reason, now when I try to read one of your news stories, and I do not want to watch the video...as I scroll down the page reading a small irritating window opens and obstructs what I am trying to read. The window is so that I can see the stupid video as I read but I don't want to see the video...I am trying to read! What really makes my head explode is that there is absolutely no way to close the window. All you have to do to shut me up is put an x in the top right corner so I can close the dang window.
Also thank you for going easier on the Huffpo news. I don't mind different points of view but those guys are liberal idiots.
For the better part of a year I've dealt with constant disconnects and freezes but the most annoying is "AOL Not Responding." Its a rare event if I can log onto AOL without not responding and coming up not just once but five or six time in a row. Twice Ive paid service charges to insure that it wasn't Comcast's problem. This problem increased when I went to WiFi for connection since Broadband is no longer available. Is there a solution to this problem.
I would appreciate it if when reporting the news, you would be less biased on what you report. It is so annoying to read what you say about the candidates running for political office. When you are against a candidate, it is obvious by all the negative things you state about them. Just report the news and NOT your opinions. I enjoy AOL if it wasn't for your opinionated news reporting. I truly hope you will consider my criticism
AOL is so liberal and biased in its reporting and what they choose to report or not report, I can't hardly stand it anymore. You should at least be fair, but you are so one sided and its so obvious that people all over are noticing. I am sure you are losing customers because of it. I will be one of them soon.
This is a complaint regarding the newsfeeds when I access aol.com. You are showing the USA Olympic medal winners even though they won't be shown in prime time until that night. You have done this twice with the women's gymnastics. I type in aol.com to access my email and BOOM there it is - no spoiler alert, no warning, no nothing.
Don't you have people checking comments on line? Comments seem to be getting more abusive and vulgar. I flag this stuff, but it just keeps happening. Don't you ever ban abusers from posting?
What do you mean I am not allowed to change my payment method? AOL is not a binding service nor monopoly. They provide a service at my pleasure and my option. Recently you sent me an offer to provide two free months of service if I would continue my 20+ year service. I accepted and the billing department still charged my account. When I called the clerk said that it would be one month. Just because you purchase Yahoo, I can still fire you at the drop of a hat!
And by the way, the over the top support of Clinton and the Democratic party is insulting and so biased that it smells thru the TV set. Maybe the Clinton administration will give me free AOL service to go along with my Obama telephone, my free college education and free health care.
I am a long time customer. Your news is so very biased against the Republican party it is pathetic. I am in independent voter and want a service that is not bent on attempting to brainwash me. Surely you know this is your company policy!
After three and a half hours of distress today trying to get access to my account after your technical support division screwed up my account, I was distressed to come to my account this evening and see a big picture of Hillary Clinton. If you guys are going to advertise for her, I am leaving. I am a twenty year customer. I was forced to get an upgraded account today, to access your technical experts, to fix what you technical support division did. Now i come to my account and the huge picture of clinton is a slap in the face.
Today is the anniversary of my child's death. My only child for fifteen years. I don't need more trouble today. I hope you will respond. If you are a liberal organization backing HRC I want to know. I have many friends who are on Aol and are Trump supporters. I will share your response with them. It is one thing to take advertising. But to take advertising from a political candidate and run it on your opening page, knowing full well that many of your customers may be Republicans is not only irresponsible, but is unethical as well.
My complaint is about your biased news stories. I didn't realize AOL seems to be owned by Donald Trump. I watched the Dem Convention last night and the only comments I saw on here were all negative even though I heard some amazing speeches and I got to see all of "The Donald's" nasty tweets. Now that I now you are in bed with Mr. Trump, I will be looking for another vendor after many many years.
On your website I keep on getting a Skimlinks blank page with links to other pages when I try to look at different areas referenced on your start page. I don't know who Skimlinks is and it sounds like adware - I want nothing to do with Skimlinks, is this from AOL or am I being hacked? If it is from AOL how do I stop this?
When I click on to AOL news features, videos of your news items I can not see them. Only the adds appear and play but not the news feature I requested. I don't understand. I am sure it is not my computer. Everything works fine except AOL news videos. I know you have requested that I upgrade to windows ten, but I am 62 and don't want to upgrade. I like it the way it is. Please help me on this.
I have been unable to access my email on AOL ever since I tried to establish the 2 step authentication this past Sunday. I have already spoken with 4 individuals in an attempt to have someone disable the 2 step authentication feature but as of today, Wednesday evening, that still has not happened. You would think in this day and age that my request would be an easy one to fulfill and would be done in a timely manner but not so.
In addition, the reps I have spoken with have given me erroneous information. I was told by one rep that someone would call on both my cell and home number but when I placed another call to verify that I was indeed on the list to be assisted I was told AOL only had my cell number. I gave the next individual my home number yet when someone from corporate called, he only called my cell and when I spoke with him, he said no home number was indicated!!! A rep gave me a number to escalate my complaint and when I specifically asked if I would reach someone in that department (this was Sunday evening) he assured me I would. I immediately called only to hear a recording telling me hours were Monday through Friday.
A rep also told me my issue would be resolved within 24 hours while a second rep said it would take 3-5 days to resolve. I also asked representatives if I needed to speak with the individual from corporate and was told there was no need to do so. Yet, I spent a good 20 minutes today with the corporate guy, Sam, going over a list of security questions. This happened this morning at 11:30 and it is now 9 p.m. and I still cannot access my email.
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