View Full Version : Help! Need to help my mom!
12-18-2001, 10:27 PM
She's convinced that AOL is the best thing on earth. I show her my isp and she goes, "where's the opening page?" and I say that's what web portals are for. but... I don't know of any. could you guys suggest some web portals that can be localized to where my mom lives?
also could you guys give some reasons why regular isp's are better than aol?
12-18-2001, 10:55 PM
www.excite.com but i'm not sure what's up with that these days... but i do know u used to be able to customise it
12-18-2001, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
BTW... tell her that if she got "broadband" then she wouldn't need a second phone line and could have the phone available while she surfs on the net.
ya, she wants broadband, but she can't afford $50/month for dsl, and she can't get cable her house.
12-18-2001, 10:57 PM
Many times, local ISPs will have their own web portals, or opening pages if you will. I know that Road Runner has something like this, but I never use it.
12-18-2001, 11:17 PM
basically, AOL installs their own stuff so when it breaks you have to call them to have you reinstall it. If she wants to install anything else that requires tcp/ip or such, she is SOL. It will cause all kinds of issues.
I have seen it bother COM ports too when I worked at UPS.
12-18-2001, 11:27 PM
AOL crashes a lot.
AOL is SLOWER than most other ISP's mainly because they use their own software.
AOL causes systems to run slower, weather or not AOL is running at the time.
AOL lets in SPYWARE.
AOL has NO LOCAL TECH SUPPORT.
AOL already has enough money. SUPPORT THE LOCAL ISP's!!!!
AOL is for idiots. No If's, AND's or BUT's. IDIOTS use AOL. This has been proven time and time again. There is NO EXCEPTION. Your Mom's intelligence will increase by 25% when she quits AOHELL.
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