Ross-G said:Can I ask the AOL users if the connection stays on, even if they don't touch machine for a few hours?
I have recently moved from AOL dial-up to AOL BB. When I was on dial-up if I left the computer for some time there used to be a "computer has been idle" message but very rarely was it cut off, although I don't think I ever left it for more than 2 hours unattended but I had left it for more than an hour on occassions without being cut off. I found AOL to be quite good reliability wise, there wasn't a set 2 hour cut off as with some ISP's but occassionally the line would drop but no more than other ISP's I believe.
Tesco are also doing unlimited dial-up internet access for about £12.50 I think don't know about cutoff times but might be worth a look.
Overall I was happy with AOL, apart from their pricing which is and always has been higher than their compeitors, hence I stayed with them after moving up to BB. Like others have said though, its just a means to access the net, I too minimise AOL and use IE/ Firefox to surf.