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THOUGHT: Why should I pay AOL $19.95 for a Pocket PC client?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 29.04.04 - 14:29:38 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 7328x
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Okay, maybe I've missed something (and in addition I have to admit I'm not a big fan of AOL anyhow since I believe into the Internet and not some propriety services) but why the heck should I pay AOL 19 US$ for a Pocket PC client? Only to get my AOL Mails sent & received, my AOL Instant Messenger to "send & receive" IMs, my AOL Address Book to access my AOL address book from my handheld, my E-Mails automatically downloaded and to send mails then signing off with one single tap?

Well, all these features are handled by my Pocket PC anyway, thanks to Pocket Outlook, Inbox, MSN Messenger, Pocket Internet Explorer - without paying an additional Cent!

Yesterday, AOL released their latest Pocket PC client - now Pocket PC 2003 compatible - which is available from Handango but instead of giving it away for free (like their Desktop version which includes 400 hours for free) I have to pay for a mobile version to access my services I've paid for through my AOL plan anyway? So why should I use AOL, why should I buy their client and why shouldn't I use my original Pocket PC applications instead using the "real" Internet? Any AOL users here who can explain? I still don't get it...

Cheers ~ Arne

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