How to Sign Up for AOL

by Joanne Mendes

Established in 1983, AOL (America Online) is one of the oldest Internet providers in the country. It provides dial-up Internet service and customers receive an AOL online account that includes a free website and AIM instant messaging. Signing up for AOL Internet service can be done online and only takes a few minutes.


Open an Internet browser and go to the AOL registration page by linking on the link below or going to


Type in your name, address, phone number and email address. Click "Continue."


Select your new AOL email address by typing in the address that you would like to have. Remember that the address will automatically end with The address can be 3 to 16 characters and consist of letters and/or numbers.


Type in the AOL account password you would like to use. The password must contain 6 to 8 letters or numbers. Retype the password and click "Continue."


Read the service terms and click "I Agree."


Choose the brand of credit card you would like to use to pay for the service. Type in the card's number and expiration date. Click "Submit Order" to activate your AOL Internet service account.

About the Author

Joanne Mendes has been professionally writing since 2007 and began specializing in education topics in 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Chatham University.

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