In 6 months AOL will report a blowout quarter with much better then expected earnings. The reason: For every person that left the service around the time the rate hike takes effect, another one signs on for a year. AOL reports the entire sum of money paid for the year in that quarters revenue. Three months later the restate earnings and say they are going to be conservative an amortize the revenues over the year. They have done this before (subscriber acquisition I believe).