Does AOL gold still exist?
A: In 2017, AOL opted to shut down its self-contained AOL Desktop program for a more streamlined version of it, called AOL Desktop Gold. It also carries a $4.99 per month price tag, whereas most previous versions of AOL Desktop were free to use.
Do you need to pay for AOL?
If youre already connected to the internet and dont use AOL dial-up, you can still access AOL software, email and several other services at absolutely no cost. Free AOL services include: Your AOL username and email account, accessible at mail.aol.com.
What has happened to AOL Mail?
What happened? Quite simply, AOL was on the wrong side of technology history. Dialup was replaced by broadband internet access, largely delivered by cable companies. In 2006, the crown jewels, AOL mail and Instant Messenger, the things that made AOL AOL, were transitioned to the web and given away for free.