How much does AOL Gold service cost, why are the fees changing?
Question: Recently, you mentioned an AOL Gold subscription that offers a 30-day trial period for $ 4.99 per month and then drops to $ 9.99 per month thereafter. I’m not sure where you got this information, but I’ve been using AOL Gold since its release and it still costs $ 4.99 per month and includes McAfee Antivirus and McAfee TrueKey for account holders. Is it correct?
– Joe G., Jensen Beach
A: Currently, AOL offers four levels of service.
The first is the free AOL email – mail.aol.com – which is just a standard webmail service, but with the inclusion of third-party ads built into the user experience (that’s what makes it free).
Second, the AOL ad-free email – subscriptions.aol.com/products/ad-free-aol-mail – which costs $ 4.99 per month and provides essentially the same services as Free Email, except the monthly subscription fee ensures that no third-party advertising interferes with usage.
Third, AOL Desktop Gold – subscriptions.aol.com/products/aol-desktop-gold – that’s what you seem to have. Like AOL Ad-Free Email, it costs $ 4.99 per month (with a first month available for free for new accounts) and includes an account access portal similar to that used by AOL in its heyday, the e- ad-free email (provided the email is accessible in the portal; webmail will always contain advertisements), various security add-ons (including password protection and antivirus, among other options) and 24 hour access to support by phone or chat.
Above is AOL Premium – https://help.aol.com/articles/aol-premium-subscription-products-faqs – this is the subject of the previous column on the subject.
This option, which starts at $ 9.99 per month (with an introductory rate of $ 4.99 for the first month for new accounts) offers the same functionality as AOL Gold (portal access, ad-free email portal) but includes even more important security options than what is available with AOL Desktop Gold, including Norton Antivirus, Identity Guard, Data Secure and Backup, and Safe Central (which focuses on protecting financial transactions and banking access), as well as several IT optimization tools and concierge-level technical support.
AOL Premium subscribers can also add additional a la carte security options to their account for an additional monthly fee, if they choose. You can find more information about these various AOL Premium add-ons at the following URL – https://plans.aol.com/.
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