Don't subscribe to AOL! I had no idea what I was getting into. I saw all of those T.V.
commercials about that amazing information superhighway and somehow I got the
impression that AOL was the core of it all. I signed up for the free ten hours on my credit
card and tried it out. At first, it didn't seem so bad so I decided to stay with them for a
few months, maybe longer. That's when all the trouble started.
In their public chat channels everytime I said a word that they considered to be offensive
such as 'sex', 'dog' or 'compuserve' I would get kicked off. At first I didn't know why, I
just figured they were having troubles with their speedy 9600 baud connections. When I
finally figured it out, I sent some e-mail to AOL telling them how displeased I was. About
a month later, after they finally got the mail, I got a reply stating that they didn't care for
my attitude and were deducting $15 from my account for the trouble.
Needless to say, I wasn't too happy with this so I decided I didn't need the internet and
sent some e-mail back, requesting that they cancel my account. Two months later, I was
still getting billed for their service on my Mastercard and it had reached the $9000 mark
so I used my account to call in again and yell at them. Their 9600 baud node was busy so
I had to use one of the six 300 baud nodes. When I logged in I had mail waiting from
them stating that in order for them to close my account, they needed me to print out the
attatched form, complete it and fax it back to their headquarters. It would take a...