No more new customers for AOL flat rate
The world's largest online service AOL has now decided not to accept any more new customers for its flat rate. For customers who are already using the flat rate, nothing will change.
Already in March after the announcement that the T-Online flat rate will be discontinued, rumors arose that the big competitor AOL would also withdraw its analog/ISDN flat rate from the market. This step also seemed logical, because so far no provider, not even the German market leader T-Online, has managed to profitably market a flat rate in the price range of DM 80. The fact that AOL does not set the flat rate despite the likely high loss is very surprising. The only reason why new customers are no longer accepted is that this would require an immediate and massive network expansion. Only after AOL has gradually expanded its network in the course of this year will new customers be accepted for the flat rate again. The AOL spokesman Jens Nordlohne could not yet give an exact date. However, he emphasizes that the AOL flat rate will definitely remain on the market.