Payment methods available on the AOL service

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Payment methods available on the AOL service

We practice the bartering system — just kidding. Obviously, if you subscribe to the free AOL service, you don’t owe us a dime so a payment method is unnecessary; however, if you want to upgrade your account to a different plan or apply for one of our Premium Services, you’ll need to update your account’s payment method.

Some payment methods are available only when you create an account, and not all payment methods listed under Edit My Payment Method in My Account are available for every account.

Payment methods:

  • Credit cards
  • Direct debit cards
  • Direct debit from a checking account

Credit cards

We accept any of the following credit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover

Direct debit cards

You can have your AOL service billed directly to your checking account through:

  • Visa debit card
  • MasterCard debit card

Charges billed to a direct debit card may take anywhere from 24 hours to 15 days to process, depending your bank.

Direct debit from a checking account

You also can opt to have your AOL subscription fee automatically withdrawn from your checking account each month. Charges billed to your checking account could take anywhere from 24 hours to 15 days to process, depending on your bank.

Note: If you choose to automatically withdraw your monthly fees from your checking account, there will be a $7 handling charge for each billing period.




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Last updated: 04-16-2012
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