If you're already connected to the internet and don’t 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
  • AOL security services that protect you from spam, pop-ups and unknown viruses attached to emails
  • Contacts (your AOL Address Book)
  • AOL.com
  • AOL Video
  • AOL Search

View all of your Free Benefits at MyBenefits.aol.com.


What's the catch?

No catch. If you're connected to the internet through someone other than AOL, you can still reap the benefits of your mail and your settings for as long as you want at no cost.

How do I get a broadband connection?

Contact your telephone or cable provider to find out whether broadband service is available in your area.

Note: AOL also offers several reliable and affordable options for connecting to the internet via dial-up. Find out more about our connection plans by calling 1-800-827-6364.

Will my service be disrupted when I switch to the Free AOL plan?

Nope! If you switch to the Free AOL plan, there will be no disruption in your service. You'll be able to access your email and other free AOL features as long as you have a connection to the internet.

How do I switch to the Free AOL plan?

To change your plan, go to AOL Keyword: Change Plan or follow the link to change your AOL plan. If you need help, refer to the article How do I change or cancel my AOL account for free plans?.

How do I resubscribe to an AOL plan?

Once you unsubscribe from an AOL plan, you can't sign back up for the same plan again. Review our current AOL subscription plans or get back online using AOL Dialer.