The Die-Hard AOL Users Who Won’t Give Up Dial-Up



With broadband, WiFi, DSL, cable and satellite Internet service, it may be surprising to learn that there are still folks out there who won’t let go of dial-up. That’s right, over two million people are still paying AOL $20 a month for the same crackly-modem-sound dial-up service we all remember from the 90s. How is that possible? According to a recent survey, 3% of Americans still use dial-up Internet service at home. It’s easy to conjure up a picture in your mind of dial-up users…..they’re old and they’re forgetful. On the contrary, polls suggest that most dial-up users live in places that haven’t been wired for broadband service, and those who have can’t afford it. When you can get dial-up for as little as $10 a month in some areas, people aren't going to spend what $50 a month for broadband, especially if all they do is check email and do minimal surfing. So, AOL has nothing to worry about…..they’re will always be people willing to listen to "urrrr EEEE urrr NNNGGGG CRRRRcrrrr KEEEEEEE grrr nnnnnng" in order to check their email.