It was bound to happen with so many people ripping them off. They now pay 20 cents an hour.
Lets have a suckage comparison
AA: Has to be visible.
Echo: Uses your soundcard so you can't listen to MP3s, but if you like the music, its win-win.
1 Point for AA
Payout amount factor:
AA: 20 cents an hour up to 20 hours is $4 per month.
Echo: 23 cents worth of Amazon GCs per hour up to 300 hours per month is $72 per month, or around $60 if you sell the GC's at ebay.
Another suck point for AA
Payout delay factor
AA: Pays when they feel like it, at most monthly, if you have $30.
Echo: About a month delay now, but could get longer, pays when you have $18.
1 point each.
AA: A dime each direct per hour, a nickel after, up to 20 hours per referal.
Echo: About the same, but up to 300 hours each.
A point for AA.
AA: Need to be actively surfing.
Echo: Need to restart it when it crashes.
One more for AA
AA: Flawed buisness plan.
Echo: Very flawed buisness plan.
Point for Echo.
The final score:
AA sucks more by a score of 5-2!